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The new Sauer LEVANTE series on board state-of-the-art 22,000 TEU ships

The new LEVANTE series from Sauer Compressors has already made a big impact in international shipping. Numerous shipping companies are already fitting their ships with the latest generation of our 3-stage air-cooled starting air compressors. These ships include state of the art mega carriers, among the largest container ships in the world with a capacity of 22,000 TEU.

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Sauer LEVANTE for Shipping 4.0

Consistently tailored to the requirements on board ships, the LEVANTE series is the first to be developed exclusively for shipping and is setting new standards. True to our maxim “Bigger, Better, but still Basic”, the filling capacity of the new compressors has been increased to up to 460 m3/h. Added safety and convenience for operators are provided by the protective cover with integrated gauge panel fitted as standard and the human machine interface.


The compressor construction has been kept compact, allowing it to fit into any engine room and freeing up valuable space. The power of the air cooling and the course of the air flow have also been optimised, thanks to the new cooler position between the motor and the compressor. This has improved the inter-cooling efficiency.

Another hugely impressive feature of the LEVANTE series is that it is “still basic” – in other words, our new 3-stage air-cooled compressors are robust, reliable, low maintenance and easy to operate. Just as you have come to expect from Sauer. Combined with our sophisticated Sauer MLC (Marine Logic Control), with the LEVANTE we can offer our customers a credible concept for Shipping 4.0.


Huge successes

Many of our customers have already recognised the advantages of the Sauer LEVANTE and chosen the new 3-stage air-cooled model. Even container ships in the ULCV class will be using the new compressors in the future. Examples include the 22,000 TEU carriers for the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. ordered from the South Korean companies Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Sauer is supplying four WP 320 L Marine compressors from the LEVANTE series to each of eleven new ships.

The world’s third largest container line, the French company CMA CGM, has ordered nine new 22,000 TEU ships, which will be built in China by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. These modern mega carriers will be the first to be equipped with an LNG engine. Each of them having four of our LEVANTE WP 460 L Marine compressors on board.

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