Aas Mekaniske Verksted has copntracted PG Flow Solutions to deliver numerous pumps to two wellboats that the Norwegian shipbuilder is building for Sølvtrans.
Norwegian pump and liquid handling specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver eight of the company’s large seawater circulation pumps, which ensure continuous seawater circulation in the boat’s well, to each of the two wellboats. Additionally, the company will also supply various engine room pumps that are required for the main engine and support engines, plus various other general-purpose pumps as required for operating the wellboats.
The two new wellboats are newbuilds number 211 and 212 from Aas Mek. Verksted. At year-end 2020, PG Flow Solutions won the contracts to deliver similar pump systems to newbuilds 208, 209 and 210.
‘We are highly familiar with Aas Mek’s working methods and vessel design, and they know our pump technology very well. I think we both view our co-operation as smooth and relatively risk-free, while at the same time being acutely aware of the strict quality requirements we always must deliver according to,’ said Øyvind Berg, VP sales and marketing at PG Flow Solutions.
The two sister wellboats are of the yard’s own AAS 3002 ST design. Each has a load capacity of 3000 cubic metres across two wells. The 76.96 metre, 17.80 metre breadth well boats will be delivered to Sølvtrans during 2023.
According to Øyvind Berg, PG Flow Solutions’ seawater circulation pumps are highly effective and have been developed to ensure best possible animal welfare, which in turn translates to financial gain for the end-user. He commented that the crew can easily maintain the pumps themselves, without support from an outside service technician, which keeps operating costs down.