Seawater circulation pump deal for world’s first LNG driven wellboat

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A Norwegian company has been awarded a contract to supply a large seawater circulation pump system to the world’s first liquefied natural gas-driven wellboat.

Hvalstad-based PG Flow Solutions who are specialists in liquid handling and pumps will deliver a large low pressure pump system that ensures continuous seawater circulation as well as main engine engine room pumps, support engines and generic pump requirements.

The contract values are undisclosed.

The company will deliver the equipment as a subcontractor to Cflow Fish Handling AS, responsible for supplying the wellboat’s fish handling and transportation system.

The equipment will be supplied by 2019.

“Cflow has a stringent approach towards supplying sustainable solutions that carefully preserve fish resources, to the benefit of the fish farmers and society as a whole. Our seawater circulation pump system ensures excellent animal welfare, which is a good match for Cflow’s equipment. To be involved with the world’s first LNG-driven wellboat adds another exciting dimension to this project,” said Øyvind Berg, vice president sales & marketing at PG Flow Solutions.

The world’s first LNG well boat has been ordered by Norwegian salmon producer Nordlaks. The new technology will reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent and NOx levels by 90 percent. The 84-metre wellboat will carry up to 600 tonnes of live salmon and trout for Nordlaks. The vessel is designed by NSK Ship Design in Harstad and will be build at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.