Korean shipyards select Svanehøj pumps for 4 more VLECs

The Korean shipyards are building 10 identical VLECs for a Chinese customer.
The Korean shipyards are building 10 identical VLECs for a Chinese customer.

Following the delivery of deepwell pump systems for six Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have contracted Svanehøj to supply pumps for an additional four vessels.

Working with French tank designer GTT, Svanehøj will deliver eight cargo pumps, two fuel pumps and four spray pumps in the third quarter of 2021 for each of the four VLECs.

These latest pump orders are worth more than US$7.5 million to Svanehøj.

“In 2019, we were chosen by SHI and HHI as supplier of pumps for the first six of a new type of VLEC, which is bigger and more complex than previous ethane carriers,” explained Johnny Houmann, sales director at Svanehøj. “We have now received orders from the two shipyards for an additional four VLECs. It is a recognition of our technology and expertise that we are enormously proud of.”

SHI and HHI are building the 10 identical VLECs for a Chinese customer.

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