Keeping ships cool

Favoured by shipbuilders and shipowners alike, Alfa Laval condensers and liquid receivers are vital for keeping ships cool and their crews comfortable and well-fed.

DATE 2023-11-28

Compact, reliable, environmentally friendly, and with excellent energy efficiency – these are some of the hallmarks of Alfa Laval condensers. When Greek ship owner Dynacom received delivery of its newest 76,000 deadweight ton bulk carrier from the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China in August 2009, it could rest assured that the cooling and air conditioning systems onboard were the best the market could supply.

“You can’t live or work on a ship without air conditioning,” says Piergiorgio Barbato, Business Development Manager at Alfa Laval. “Cold storage for food is equally important. In addition, the systems have to be 100 percent reliable.”

Alfa Laval and the Novenco Group, a Danish HVAC and refrigeration supplier, are both well-respected brands in the marine sector. Their systems are also designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with the requirements
of all the classification societies. In close cooperation with Alfa Laval, the Novenco Group’s maritime division supplied four condensers and ancillary equipment including valves, filters and controls for the new ship.

"The biggest added value we can give to the customer – the shipyard and the shipowner – is a reliable, compact and energy-efficient system that is also environmentally sustainable", says Marwin Wang, Area Sales Manager, Novenco A/S Shanghai.


Shell and tube condensers and liquid receivers are tailor-made for Novenco to match the company’s needs. 

 Fresh water condensers 

The contractor

  • Novenco is a supplier of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for land and
    marine applications.
  • Novenco’s marine division has selected Alfa Laval as sub-supplier to complete their product range.


  • Two Alfa Laval CDEW165 fresh water condensers for air-conditioning purposes retrofitted with two outlets to
    increase efficiency and therefore diminish size. The header configuration
    allows a water design pressure of 10 bar.
  • Two Alfa Laval CPS35 fresh water condensers for cold storage retrofitted with two outlets to increase efficiency and diminish size. The condensers are tailormade for Novenco in order to maximize the water flow.