Norwegian shipbuilder Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to deliver pump systems to three wellboats that the shipyard is building for wellboat company Solvtrans.
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 three wellboats. 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.
PG Flow Solutions’ seawater circulation pumps are highly effective and developed to ensure best possible animal welfare, which in turn translates to financial gain for the end-user. The vessel crew can easily maintain the pumps themselves, without support from an external service technician, which keeps operating costs down.
The pump systems will be assembled at PG Flow Solutions’ main manufacturing facility at Sande in Vestfold, Norway, and delivered to Aas Mekaniske Verksted’s yard at Vestnes, Norway. PG Flow Solutions has not disclosed the value of the contract, but underlines that this is a major contract for the company.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Aas Mekaniske Verksted, having supplied engine room and seawater circulation pumps to a number of the wellboats the yard has built. However, to secure deliveries for three wellboats in one go is very rare, but three times more enjoyable!” says Øyvind Berg, vice president of sales and marketing at PG Flow Solutions.
“This large delivery underlines the yard’s leading position within wellboats, and we take pride in being a favoured supplier to them,” adds Berg.
The three new wellboats are newbuilds number 208, 209 and 210 from Aas Mek. Verksted.
The three sister wellboats are of the yard’s own design, type AAS 3002 ST. Each vessel has a load capacity of 3,000 cubic metres across two wells. They are 76.96 metres long, 17.80 metres wide and 5.80 metres depth moulded. The three newbuilds will be delivered to Sølvtrans during 2022.