Our business has a long association with the commercial marine industry. Our HV-TURBO brand was established in the Helsingoer shipyard, in Denmark (a facility that we are proud to still be located in), while in Scotland we remain based on the banks of the Clyde and it was here that James Howden invented the force draught system, a design that would power many ships in the early 20th century. Today we continue to innovate with the development of our EGR compressors and our Air Lubrication Systems.
Howden direct drive axial fans are widely used in an industry that requires rugged, reliable and safe ventilation below decks including military vessels, yachts, oil platforms, cruise ships and merchant vessels.
Since the development of our HV-TURBO compressor system, it has been installed in several cruise ships, and has shown a remarkable reduction in the propulsive power required - when operating at cruising speeds. A net fuel saving equivalent to 7-10% was achieved.
EGR compressor technology for integration into IMO Tier III compliant two-stroke diesel engines.
Our axial fans provide safe and reliable ventilation, customised to your needs.
On faster steaming vessels, a steam turbine can be a very efficient way of recovering the thermal energy from exhaust gas. This can have a large impact on fuel consumption, up to 8%.
Howden solutions are engineered to endure the harshest marine environments.
Smart Connected products for the Marine industry. Howden Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions are leading the world - on land and sea.
Howden supplies hydrogen compressors for the world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel.
In celebration of COP26 we publish our Marine sustainability leaflet. See how we can help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 38,000 tonnes a year.
Salah Mahdy answers questions on hydrogen's role in the maritime industry
Economically shipping is an essential and efficient means of goods transport, but environmentally the future of shipping raises some serious concerns. Find out more.
We all know alternative marine fuels are a benefit to the environment, but what impact will it have on the shipping industry?
The EGR22 compressor has now been approved for installation in vessels throughout the world.