PG Flow Solutions to supply wellboat with huge seawater circulation pump

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PG Flow Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply a seawater circulation pump system to a wellboat that Norwegian shipyard Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted is building for the newly established wellboat company Hordalaks.

PG Flow Solutions, who provide proprietary solutions, systems and products for companies within the energy, maritime, aquaculture and land-based process industries, will deliver the pump as a subcontractor to MMC First Process. The seawater circulation pump will be one of the largest ever used on a wellboat, and will be delivered during the second quarter of 2019.

The low pressure pump from PG Flow Solutions is part of the system delivery from MMC First Process. PG Flow Solutions will also supply engine room pumps that are required for the main engine and support engines, plus generic pump requirements for operating the wellboat. PG Flow Solutions’ contract value has not been disclosed.

The pumps will be used on board the “Hordagut” wellboat, which is newbuild #44 from Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted. The vessel has a storage capacity of 4,700 cubic metres and will be delivered in April 2020.

“We understand that the yard, ship designer and owner in combination have placed great importance on creating a first class environment for the fish on board the “Hordagut” wellboat. We are very pleased that MMC First Process has chosen us as subcontractor for the project,” said Øyvind Berg, vice president sales & marketing at PG Flow Solutions.

The owners of Hordalaks are fish farming companies Blom Fiskeoppdrett, Kobbevik & Furuholmen Oppdrett, Fremskridt laks, Fylkesnes Fisk and Engesund Fiskeoppdrett. The wellboat will primarily work for these companies who in total holds 25 fish farming licenses in Hordaland, Norway.