In March 2015, Alfa Laval and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) entered into a patent licence agreement for the use of the latter company’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems.
The agreement enables Alfa Laval to further develop its Fuel Conditioning Modules for use with high pressure gas injection engine technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alfa Laval will use DSME patents with its Fuel Conditioning Modules for use on natural gas powered ships, such as LNG carriers. The agreement also offers Alfa Laval the opportunity to adapt its fuel conditioning systems using DSME technology in order to use LNG as secondary or tertiary fuels aboard commercial ships of the future.
Roberto Comelli, Alfa Laval Business Manager, Fuel Conditioning Systems, said: “The agreement strengthens Alfa Laval’s position as a reliable partner to LNG carriers and a leader in further developing fuel conditioning technologies for alternative fuels for marine propulsion.”
Niclas Dahl, Market Unit Manager, Marine Energy, Alfa Laval, added: “We fully expect the development of LNG technologies to continue and the uptake of LNG to increase over the next decade, and Alfa Laval will be well-positioned to meet the demand.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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