Fuel pump manufacturer Svanehøj has seen a breakthrough in its fuel pump supply sales sector, with the securing of its first orders in the container ship segment.

Svanehøj has secured orders from shipyard giants Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

The shipyard companies ordered Svanehøj deepwell (DW) fuel pumps for 22 Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) with a capacity ranging from 15,000 to 23,500 containers (TEU).

Speaking about their deepwell pumps, Johnny Houmann, sales director at Svanehøj, said, “Our deepwell pumps are different from the pumps traditionally used on containers vessels.”

“This has some obvious benefits that we have had an excellent opportunity to present in the process.”

A total of 44 DW fuel pumps will be delivered to the Korean shipyards by the end of 2023.

Svanehøj’s DW fuel pumps are designed in such a way that only two pumps per ship are required instead of the usual three. This is due to the ability of the pumps to operate with significantly longer service intervals.

The pumps are also able to be serviced immediately without having to spend time emptying the tank.