Hamworthy to open new service centre in Brazil

19 Aug 2011

Hamworthy is to open a service centre in Brazil, representing direct investment in a market that the company says has offered recent sustained growth for its oil and gas handling systems and pump systems businesses.

With offices in Rio and planned workshops and warehousing operations in Macae, the new operation will support customers through access to spare parts from a domestic warehouse and qualified service personnel for all Hamworthy products, as well as related products and equipment installed onboard. The service centre will offer assistance to domestic yards during the installation and commission stages of construction.

The move  supports a string of recent orders won by the company, including:

  • Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems was recently awarded a contract by Brazilian shipyard Estaleiro Promar SA for the design and supply of cargo handling systems for eight LPG carriers destined for operation by Transpetro, a subsidiary of Petrobras.
  • Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems recently completed installation of its VIEC (vessel internal electrostatic coealescer) system in the oil separator on Petrobras’ Siri offshore installation. Hamworthy was also contracted to supply a complete VIEC system for Brazilian FPSO operator OSX for the OSX-1 FPSO.
  • Gusto BV specified seawater lift pumps and electric fire pumps from Hamworthy Pump Systems for installation onboard the Cidade de Paraty FPSO.
  • Hamworthy has received an order covering electrically-driven cargo pump systems for eight FPSOs from Brazilian shipyard Engevix Construcões Oceânicas.
  • Hamworthy’s deepwell cargo offloading pumps and fire water pump systems were ordered recently by Teekay Operation for an FPSO to be constructed at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • Hamworthy was selected to supply equipment for the Papa Terra FPSO for BW Offshore. The company will deliver cargo pump room systems, seawater lift and firewater pumps.

“Brazil is a key market for technology companies involved in marine and offshore,” said Hans Jakob Buvarp, managing director, Hamworthy Brazil. “It is why we are extending our capabilities in terms of local service support and increasing local content supply.“

Hamworthy has been present in Brazil since the 1970s, offering products and services through its local partner Tridente. Its new dedicated service centre will provide assistance to ship and offshore operators including the provision of spares and service to the growing Brazilian market.

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