The world’s largest shipyards are testing LNG pumps at SVANEHØJ

The world’s largest shipyards are testing LNG pumps at SVANEHØJ

Nothing is left to chance when Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are building giant gas tankers worth billions of dollars.

In recent months, we have been conducting full-scale tests on the different types of gas pumps which SHI and HHI have ordered for six new VLEC’s. A total of 84 deepwell pumps, which amount to tens of millions of Danish kroner combined, will be shipped from Aalborg to South Korea.

The tests are being conducted in our 35-metre test tower, an unrivalled tool to validate how our deepwell pumps operate in the most extreme conditions.

‘It’s as close to reality as we can possibly get,’ says Project Manager Lars Foged from Svanehøj.

‘It’s as close to reality as we can possibly get,’ says Project Manager Lars Foged from Svanehøj

– Our tower simulates the conditions onboard the ship. The pump is suspended in the tower, in the same way as in the tank, and during the four hours of testing, we measure the changes in temperature and vibration. For us, it is a facility of incredible importance, because we are able to demonstrate “robustness of design” so that customers can see for themselves that our pumps are as efficient and stable as we say they are, says project manager at SVANEHØJ, Lars Foged.

The story of the six new VLEC’s and our tests of deepwell pumps has been featured in several Danish and international media. Here are a few of the articles:

Korean Shipyards Test LNG Pumps in Denmark (English)

https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/photos-worlds-largest-shipyards-testing-lng-pumps-in-denmark/

Verdens største værfter tester LNG-pumper i Nordjylland (Danish)

https://www.soefart.dk/article/view/712229/verdens_storste_vaerfter_tester_lngpumper_i_nordjylland

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