Cutting down on emissions: We are ready for the journey

Cutting down on emissions: We are ready for the journey

IMO 2020 is the first step towards a more sustainable shipping industry, and we have the technology that can help the industry on its way.

By Søren K. Nielsen, CEO, Svanehøj Group

Greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping increased by 32% from 1997 to 2017. If current trends continue, the industry’s emissions will increase by another 50–250% over the next 30 years. Fortunately, more and more players are working to accelerate the green transition, while the IMO 2020 sulphur cap has brought new economic incentives into play.

In terms of new builds, there will be an even greater focus on environmentally friendly technologies such as LNG, LPG and ethane. At Svanehøj we are experiencing increasing interest in the patented DW fuel (marine) pump for liquified gas. The same applies to our electric DW cargo pump, which is increasingly positioned as an energy-saving alternative to traditional hydraulic cargo pumps.

LNG reduces CO2 emissions by 30%

If you build a new ship and install an LNG fuel system with our DW fuel pump, you can reduce the ship’s CO2 emissions by 30% compared to a ship which is powered by conventional fuel oil. With our technology, your ship will also be compatible with biogas and synthetic natural gas.

With the DW fuel pump, we can offer a solution that makes your ship able to comply with current and future requirements. A robust, well-thought-out and patented solution which is based on the well-proven technology and design of our DW cargo (gas) pumps, which have been installed in more than 1,100 gas cargo carriers around the world.

IMO have a long-term goal of reducing total annual GHG emission by 50% in 2050 compared to 2008, while at the same time pursuing efforts to phase it out entirely. The climate is high on our agenda at Svanehøj Group, and we fully support meeting the IMO’s goal. We have been proactive in our product development and consider Svanehøj as part of the solution to the climate challenge of the shipping industry.


Catch the waves and join us on our journey towards a cleaner world.

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