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Suppliers grow orders in weak shipping market

Though most shipping sectors remain strained, equipment suppliers Wärtsilä and Alfa Laval were able to grow their order backlogs in the third quarter, show interim reports published Wednesday.

Alfa Laval still under pressure from too few newbuildings

Swedish supplier Alfa Laval can still feel the effect of carriers hesitating to invest in new ships. However, there is increasing demand for maritime environmental technologies such as ballast water systems, says the company in its second quarter interim report.

Alfa Laval wins triple-digit ballast water contracts

Alfa Laval has signed two framework agreements to supply ballast water management systems for a triple-digit million dollar figure. The Swedish supplier points to activity in a market currently characterized by uncertainty ahead of a decisive IMO environmental meeting.

Consultants: Downturn could halt ballast water market

UK-based Global Water Intelligence projected in 2015 that the market for ballast water systems held potential for investments of up to USD 45.6 billion over five years. But the current crisis in the shipping sector makes today's estimate more modest.

Fight for billion-dollar ballast water market is underway

Producers of ballast water management systems are counting down to the billion-dollar market which will emerge when the convention comes into force in September this year. "2017 will be better than last year, but the boom will come in 2018," says Optimarin, one of the companies approved by the US Coast Guard.

Alfa Laval's top and bottom lines decreased in 2016

Alfa Laval saw its earnings decline in 2016 compared to the year before, in spite of the fourth quarter being better than the third. The company projects a somewhat lower demand in the first half of 2017, although the ballast water business is expected to grow.

Alfa Laval CEO: Marine division dodges budget cuts

The new cost reduction strategy of Swedish equipment supplier Alfa Laval will leave the marine division largely untouched, says group CEO Tom Erixon. Budget cuts were announced earlier today and will cost 700 jobs.

Alva Laval launches large-scale cost reduction initiative

Weak markets have forced Swedish supplier Alfa Laval to initiate comprehensive restructuring measures. The program will cost USD 168 million and means that 700 jobs will be eliminated. The announcement comes the same time as a disappointing third quarter result.

Alfa Laval plans world's largest LNG test facility

The world's largest test facility for environmental and combustion technologies, regardless of fuel type, will be located in Denmark where Alfa Laval plans to expand its existing facilities fivefold in anticipation of a boom in the use of LNG as ship fuel.

US shipowners support rejected ballast water test method

The Chamber of Shipping of America supports the ballast water system manufacturers who had their MPN test method rejected by the US Coast Guard recently, and the chamber warns of "uproar and confusion in the international shipping industry," if the rejection is allowed to stand.

Alfa Laval's marine orderbook grew in 2015

Subcontractor Alfa Laval grew in the last quarter 2015, especially driven by exceptionally strong demand for pumping systems. But orders for environmental equipment, including ballast water management systems, declined, according to the annual report.

Desmi appeals US rejection

Desmi Ocean Guard appeals the US Coast Guard's rejection of the testing method, which Desmi has used as the base of its application for approval in US waters. Desmi will also investigate, when an organism is living, says CEO Rasmus Folsø to ShippingWatch.

US ballast water approval crucial to Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is among the ballast water players who had their test method for ballast water treatment rejected by the US Coast Guard. A nuisance to the Swedish company and a serious setback for the technology, says ballast water treatment specialist.

Alfa Laval wins ballast water order for 33 ships

A "major Asian shipowner" has picked Alfa Laval to supply ballast water treatment systems for 33 vessels, even before the IMO's ballast water convention has been ratified. The order is worth around USD 8.3 million.

Maritim virksomhed trækker produktion til Danmark

Den danske virksomhed Oxymat i Helsinge, der producerer nitrogensystemer til skibe, har oplevet en stigning i antallet af ordrer til marineindustrien. Nu hentes dele af produktionen tilbage til Danmark.

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