Major scrubber manufacturer Alfa Laval is buying Norway-based weather intelligence shipping software supplier StormGeo for NOK 3.6bn ($443m).

The Swedish industrial group will add the worldwide weather forecasting company to its Marine Business Division.

StormGeo provides services to more than 2,200 customers globally in a number of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, aviation and shipping.

Alfa Laval said the move was aimed at adding to its decarbonising tool box and accelerating growth of its digital services.