Merseyside refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist Flynn Refrigeration has landed a fresh series of deals with Norwegian shipping company Solstad
The Birkenhead-based firm announced it has secured contracts to supply the Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer vessels with Bitzer compressors. Flynn Refrigeration managing director Alex Flynn said it has now supplied more than 20 Solstad vessels since it began trading with the Scandinavian firm in 2013.
“Although we only started trading with Solstad two years ago we have quoted and supplied 23 of their vessels in that time,” Mr. Flynn said. “To achieve such strong repeat business in such a short space of time provides an excellent testimony to the standard of the service Flynn provides.”
He continued, “The Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer both required Bitzer CSH compact screw compressors. The CSH range comprises compact compressors which are ideal for use in air-cooled liquid chillers and heat pumps. They offer a high level of energy efficiency
– both under full and part-load conditions - and are renowned for their operational reliability.”
Both the Bitzer CSH9573-240Y, supplied to the Normand Oceanic, and the CSH9593-240Y, supplied to the Normand Installer, have maximum pressures of 19/28 bar but the latter is significantly heavier, weighing in at 1,370kg as opposed to 1,320kg.
The Normand Oceanic, an offshore support vessel, and the Normand Installer, an anchor-handling and offshore construction vessel, are both operated by Solstad - a Norwegian offshore and supply shipping company which operates 50 vessels in total.
These two orders complemented Flynn’s contract to supply Solstad’s Normand Flipper with a Sabroe CMO 24 – a reciprocating compressor designed for use in even the toughest industrial, marine and offshore applications.
As well as Bitzer and Sabroe, Flynn, which has more than 30 years’ experience of supplying marine air-conditioning and refrigeration products, has successful partnerships with a number of other industry-leading manufacturers, including Danfoss
, Copeland and Gram.
Its key services include supply, installation
, maintenance and conversion work, with product lines including refrigeration, air-conditioning, compressors, marine controls and spares.
Alex Flynn said the variety of Flynn’s product range combined with its global reach has led to exports accounting for nearly two thirds of sales.
“We have built strong relationships with our suppliers over many years which enables us to source products through a global network of tried and tested suppliers,” he said. “This not only means we are able to supply high-quality products, but that we can do so as efficiently as possible. Flynn also has the capacity to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet individual clients’ requirements.”
“In addition to supplying products, Flynn can also arrange to send engineers to vessels all over the world to service the vast majority of air compressors.”