Pump Systems News

19 Jan 2020

Aas Mek Contracts PG for Wellboat Pumps

Image: Aas Mekaniske Verksted

Norwegian shipbuilder Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded pump and liquid handling specialist PG Flow Solutions a contract to deliver pump systems to a wellboat the shipyard is building for Brønnbåt Nord AS.The wellboat to Brønnbåt Nord Lofoten is newbuild number 207 from Aas Mekaniske Verksted. During the past year, the shipyard awarded similar contracts to PG Flow Solutions for newbuilds 204, 205 and 206 too.“2019 was a very good wellboat year for us, largely because Aas Mek has been very successful in this segment.

21 May 2019

Samsung Heavy Orders Pumps from SVANEHØJ

Photo courtesy of Svanehøj Group

SVANEHØJ, which is located in Aalborg, Denmark, has secured an order from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries for a total of 42 pumps for three new Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC). The ships have been ordered by the Chinese company Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical and will be used to carry liquid ethane from Texas, USA, to the company’s petrochemical terminal in Lianyungang, China.The order includes 24 offloading pumps, 12 spray pumps and six fuel pumps, all of…

28 Feb 2019

PG's Pump for Sølvtrans' Boat

Image: PG Flow Solutions

Norwegian shipyard Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded compatriot pump supplier PG Flow Solutions a deal to deliver pump systems to another new vessel the yard is building for wellboat company Sølvtrans.Pump and liquid handling specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver eight of the company’s large seawater circulation pumps that ensure continuous seawater circulation in the boat’s well.Additionally, the company will supply all engine room pumps that are required for the main engine and support engines, plus generic pump requirements for operating the wellboat.

11 Feb 2019

PG Flow Solutions Wins VARD Contract

 Yara Birkeland (Illustration: YARA)

Norway's designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels VARD has contracted PG Flow Solutions to supply the engine room pump system to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel, Yara Birkeland.According to a press note from PG Flow Solutions, the provider of OSV cargo systems and below-deck well service solutions, Norwegian shipyard Vard Brevik has been tasked with building the NOK 250 million vessel on behalf of Oslo-listed international fertilizer producer YARA.Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver a complete engine room pump system…

05 Feb 2019

NFT Partners with PG Flow Solutions on Wellboat Pumps

NFT’s MS Steigen

Pump and liquid handling specialist PG Flow Solutions is working with Norsk Fisketransport AS (NFT) to develop a new service programme to further optimise the operational uptime of the shipowner’s vessels.The Norwegean wellbore shipping company said that PG Flow Solutions has assisted it with identifying flexible pump systems that can be utilized across the company’s wellboat fleet.In the wake of this, NTF has identified and ordered selected cargo-critical pumps that are prepared for storage and will be available as spare pumps for use on board several of NFT’s wellboats…

11 Sep 2017

RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs Available through Drew Marine

RSC Bio Solutions said its high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network, which is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide. RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership that has expanded the global availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ range of EALs. RSC FUTERRA HF Series renewable hydrocarbon hydraulic fluids are Ecolabel certified and formulated to withstand extreme conditions and corrosion while operating in severe environments. Available in 46, 68 and 100 viscosity grades. Typical applications include stern tubes, controllable pitch propellers, stabilizers and various deck equipment.

30 Aug 2017

Framo to Deliver Pump Systems to GasLog

GasLog LNG Tanker (Image: GasLog)

Norway's Framo AS said it has won a contract to deliver pump systems (sea water lift pumps) for a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) for the ship owner GasLog at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for August 2018. Recetnly Framo has signed a contract with Höegh LNG for the delivery of pumping systems to their new FSRU. The contract is for one unit, with option for three more units which are currently being built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea.

13 Jun 2017

Moose Boats Bags Rhode Island Fireboat Order

Image: Moose Boats

Newport, R.I. fire department orders emergency response vessel from California boat builder Moose Boats. Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, said it was awarded a contract from Newport Fire Department in Rhode Island for the construction of a M2-38 aluminum catamaran CBRNE emergency response and recovery vessel. The vessel will be powered by twin Cummins 425hp turbo diesel propulsion engines coupled to Hamilton water-jets.The M2 catamaran will be equipped two completely independent fire pump systems each flowing in excess of 1…

30 May 2017

Framo Delivers Pumping Systems to Höegh LNG

Höegh Grace  (Photo: Framo AS)

Framo has signed a contract with Höegh LNG for the delivery of pumping systems to their new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). The contract is for one unit, with option for three more units which are currently being built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. FSRU is a floating processing and terminal facility used when it is not profitable, or for other reasons not practical, to develop onshore terminals. By using an on-board regasification unit, the liquid gas carried by the LNG tanker is converted to gas prior to being brought ashore.

17 Aug 2016

Engine Providers Power Operators' Profits

Image: Caterpillar Marine

With an eye towards environmental compliance, operational efficiencies and the bottom line, the Marine News top propulsion providers touch all bases. Sitting down to select the best engine and propulsion manufacturers in the workboat marine space isn’t necessarily the easiest task in the world. Nor is it a linear exercise. On the other hand, these Marine News featured firms – Caterpillar Marine, Volvo Penta and Yanmar – all have more in common than you might think. With a laser focus on their collective customer’s bottom lines and addressing that concern through technology…

21 Oct 2015

FPSO Guide to Life Extension

Majestic The FPSO Fluminense (2003) Photo: Sembcorp

There are new-builds, and there are conversions. In lean times, there’s also “life-extension” for FPSOs increasingly seen as the best hope of developing oilfields too pricy as platform projects. Life extension is about making first-time money, cutting costs or continuing to earn when a field or floater enters a new stage. It’s also about safety. Life extension involves major, multiyear considerations for operators and FPSO contractors, and for all approaches to longer life, history is the great decider.

21 Sep 2015

FPSO: Guide to Life Extension

Maersk Peregrino FPSO off Brazil.  Photo: Oeyvind  Hagen Statoil

There are new-builds, and there are conversions. In lean times, there’s also “life-extension” for FPSOs increasingly seen as the best hope of developing oilfields too pricy as platform projects. Life extension is about making first-time money, cutting costs or continuing to earn when a field or floater enters a new stage. It’s also about safety. Life extension involves major, multiyear considerations for operators and FPSO contractors, and for all approaches to longer life, history is the great decider.

28 Mar 2013

New Tubing Pumps

Photo: Aalborg

Aalborg Instruments announced the expansion of its economical TP Peristaltic Pump line. TPV models are designed for liquids of low to high viscosity and can also accommodate fuels with the appropriate tubing. TPV Pump Systems ensure stable performance and accurate, repeatable liquid transfer applications. Aalborg said. They are suited for laboratory, processing, and OEM applications. Pump Heads: Simply attach the pump head to your motor via existing mounting holes or to one purchased from Aalborg. TPVAD: AD Model Adjustable RPM Pumps: Standard features.

19 Jul 2013

The Ultimate Project: Inai Kenanga

Vulkan Couplings supplies the largest MESLU clutches for one of the largest suction dredgers in the world. One of the largest suction dredgers in the world, Inai Kenanga, is to be launched by Inai Kiara SDN BHD, the Malaysian shipping company. Vulkan Couplings has supplied six MESLU clutches for the shift gearboxes of the powerful sand pumps - these couplings are the largest that the company has ever built. The TSHD Inai Kenanga is designed for a capacity of 32,000 m3. In the standard configuration…

07 Aug 2013

ACD Nets Two LNG Pump Orders

Photo: ACD

ACD has been engaged by DSME to engineer and supply two high pressure LNG fuel gas pump systems for new 173,400 cbm ME-GI LNG carriers forTEEKAY Shipping Ltd, with options to order up to three additional systems. The vessel will be Det Norske Veritas (DNV) classified and meet or exceed environmental standards. Delivery of the LNG fuel gas pump systems is expected to begin no later than February 2015. The new vessel delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2016. The high pressure…

13 Feb 2012

Expro Wins £7.3m Power Connector Contract

Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil

Expro has been awarded its single biggest power connector order to date with a contract worth in the region of £7.3million. Aker Solutions, of Norway, has ordered high-voltage subsea connectors for the subsea gas compression system the company is developing for Statoil at the Åsgard field, which is located 124 miles offshore of Norway, in the Halten bank of the Norwegian Sea. The Åsgard project is a significant win for Expro as not only is it Expro Connectors & Measurements single largest power connector order to date…

30 Sep 2014

Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder

Per-Ola Baalerud, Partner in Norvestor Equity and chairman designate in PG (Photo courtesy of Norvestor)

Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS. The transaction is expected to close end of October 2014, subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Competition Authorities. Following the acquisition, Norvestor will become the largest shareholder in PG with about 63 % of the shares, while the remaining shares will be held by Mads Gjerdrum and Roy Norum. The company had revenues of NOK 552 million in 2013.

18 Aug 2015

Diesel-electric Propulsion for 4 Semi-sub Ships

CSBC Corporation Taiwan has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other accessories for four 65,000-ton semi-submersible deck cargo vessels (SSDCVs). The country’s largest shipyard is building the vessels for a customer in Singapore. Compared to conventional mechanical propulsion technologies, Siemens’ diesel-electric system will reduce fuel costs by up to 15 percent, resulting from unique power management features, the manufacturer said. Likewise, associated propellers, rudders and thrusters will improve the vessel’s maneuverability when operating at low speeds. Each propulsion system includes an IDS comprising low-voltage propulsion motors and frequency converters that facilitate economic…

27 Aug 2015

N-KOM: New VLCC Size Floating Dock

Donnelly Tankers vessel inside new VLCC size floating dock

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint-venture shipyard of Keppel Offshore & Marine and Nakilat, continues to see strong interest for its ship repair services in 2015, having already delivered more than 450 projects for shipping and oil and gas companies over the past four years. Among the shipyard’s list of customers are Odfjell, Maran Gas Maritime, Diamond Shipping, Springfield Shipping, Maran Tankers, Donnelly Tankers, Synergy Maritime, Euronav, Dynacom Tankers, Jan de Nul, V Ships, Synergy Maritime, NYK Shipmanagement and many others.

14 Feb 2014

New Corpus Christi Oil Loading Dock Sees First Tankship

Tankship: Photo courtesy David Hawgood

NuStar Energy says it has completed construction of a private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has its first ship at the dock to be loaded with crude oil. Originally scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year, NuStar expedited the project in order to meet strong customer interest in using the dock to transport shipments of Eagle Ford crude oil by water. The new dock project includes a series of 30-inch and 12-inch pipelines that move the crude oil from incoming pipelines or tanks within the terminal to the new dock…

14 Feb 2014

Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics Training Courses Available

Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its popular training program designed for industrial and mobile hydraulics systems engineers. Rexroth’s Hydraulics Technical Training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design new systems or want to upgrade existing systems with new technology. Rexroth provides on-site training for specific hydraulic installations, and customized training programs are available with test stands delivered to the participant’s location.

19 Oct 2012

Saipem Wins $1.1B E&C Offshore Contracts

Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts worth $1.1 billion in Brazil, Angola and the Caspian Sea. In Brazil, Saipem has signed an EPIC contract with Petrobras for the projects Sapinhoá Norte and Cernambi Sul, within the development of the Pre-Salt Risers in the Santos Basin, approximately 300 kilometres off the coasts of the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states, in water depths of 2,200 metres. Petrobras is operator of the BM-S-09 consortium with BG and Repsol and the BM-S-11 consortium with Galp and Repsol. The scope of work encompasses the engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of the SLWR (Steel Lazy Wave Riser) for the collection system at the Sapinhoá Norte field…

13 Nov 2012

First Voith Water Tractor with Fully ECS

First Voith Water Tractor with fully electronic control system

Shipowner Fukushima Kisen based in Iwaki on the east coast of Japan has commissioned the first Voith Water Tractor (VWT) with a fully electronic control system (ECS). On the ECS version, the hydraulic unit is no longer separate but is installed on the rotor casing foundation of the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP). Not only does this save space, but it also simplifies maintenance and increases reliability. The new VWT Shinano has been designed for harbor assistance and escort duties.

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