Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver a large low-pressure pump system that ensures continuous seawater circulation in the boat’s well to enable transport of live fish, primarily salmon from fish farms. The circulation system has a total capacity of 16,000 cubic metres seawater per hour.
In addition, PG has signed 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.
Early November, PG Flow Solutions was awarded similar contracts for an identical sister vessel that Aas Mekaniske Verksted is building for Sølvtrans. Today’s award is an exercise of a contract option from the original agreement.
Contract values are undisclosed.
“We see that Aas Mekaniske and Sølvtrans put great emphasis on animal welfare, which translates into economic gain. This is one of the main reasons for why they have chosen to go with our pump systems,” says Roy Norum, CEO of PG Flow Solutions.
PG Flow Solutions’ seawater circulation pump offers high-efficiency levels and is easy to maintain. 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.
Ronjafisk will be 69.69 metres long and 17.80 metres wide. Depth moulded is 5.90 metres. The design is adapted to the wellboat company’s circulation principle of sideways circulation in the cargo spaces as well as closed transport. The wellboat has two cargo spaces totaling 2,500m3, the equivalent of 375 tonnes of live fish. The boat will manage both transport, sorting and processing of fish.
PG Flow Solutions provides proprietary solutions, systems and products for companies within the aquaculture, maritime, energy, and land-based process industries. The heritage of the business is pumps and pumping systems. Its headquarter is based at Hvalstad, Asker, Norway, with main manufacturing sites located in Sande, Vestfold, Norway, and Worcester, UK. The company also has a fabrication site in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and a service set-up in Ningbo, China.
Source: PG Flow Solutions