Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy have signed a cooperation agreement regarding sales of marine energy efficiency solutions based on Orcan’s Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology.
Founded in 2008, Orcan Energy develops and manufactures ORC solutions for the direct conversion of waste heat energy into electricity. The company’s products can be found in a variety of industries and are the most widely used solution for low-temperature waste heat recovery. Under the new cooperation agreement, the company’s technology will be marketed and sold by Alfa Laval to the marine market.
Alfa Laval, whose innovative plate heat exchangers are an integral component of Orcan Energy’s products, will further develop and market the renamed ORC solutions as part of its comprehensive portfolio of marine equipment.
“Strategic cooperation is an important building block in our commercialisation strategy,” said Dr Andreas Sichert, CEO of Orcan Energy. “Alfa Laval, as a trusted global supplier with more than 100 years of marine experience, is a strong partner and the right choice for implementing ORC technology in the marine sector. The partnership is having a major impact, supporting ship operators’ growing need for solutions to decarbonize their vessels.”
“As the marine industry pursues decarbonisation and transitions to new fuels, a wide range of technologies will be needed to boost energy efficiency and maintain the energy balance on board,” said Lars Skytte Jørgensen, Vice President Technology Development, Energy Systems, Alfa Laval Marine Division. “The solutions must become available rapidly, which demands that we work together across the industry. Orcan Energy shares our determination to provide complete, reliable energy solutions to marine customers.”
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