PG signs pump systems contract for wellboat

03 Nov 2017
seawater circulation pump

The well pump circulation system has a total capacity of 16,000 cubic metres of seawater per hour

PG Flow Solutions (PG) will provide pump systems for a wellboat Aas Mekaniske Verksted is building for Sølvtrans.

The deal includes delivery of a large low-pressure pump system that ensures continuous circulation of seawater in the boat’s well and a separate contract to supply all engine room pumps that are required for the main engine and support engines, plus generic pump requirements for operating the wellboat.

Roy Norum, CEO of PG Flow Solutions, said: “Our seawater circulation pump was chosen because it is compact and robust and high efficiency levels.”

Large capacity

The well pump circulation system has a total capacity of 16,000 cubic metres of seawater per hour and enables the safe transport of live fish, primarily salmon from fish farms.

Mr Norum added: “The vessel crew can easily maintain the pumps themselves, without support from an external service technician. This saves both time and cost for the vessel owner, and ensures excellent animal welfare.”

PG will deliver the pump systems during the third quarter of 2018. Contract values have not been disclosed.

The 69.69m long and 17.80m wide vessel will manage the sorting and processing of fish, as well as their transportation.

Sideways circulation

It will be built using Aas Mekaniske Verksted’s own AAS 2502 ST design and adapted to Sølvtrans’ principle of sideways circulation in the cargo spaces as well as closed transport.

The wellboat has two cargo spaces totalling 2,500m3, with capacity for 375t of live fish distributed across the two wells.

The wells are equipped with sliding bulkheads and a pressure loading and unloading system.

Aas Mekaniske Verksted’s contract with Sølvtrans includes an option for an additional sister vessel.

PG also has the option for delivery of similar pump systems with Aas Mekaniske Verksted.