Damen Shipyards Group has contracted PG Flow Solutions to deliver an engine room pump system to an offshore mining vessel the shipbuilder is constructing for De Beers Marine Namibia.
Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions will supply a complete engine room pump system to the vessel, including fuel oil transfer pumps and fresh water transfer pumps, associated equipment, spare parts and service.
All equipment will be assembled and tested at PG Flow Solutions’ headquarters in Sande, Vestfold, Norway. The company has not disclosed the value of its contract.
“We have delivered close to 2,000 engine and utility pump installations over the past four decades, but not to that many diamond recovery vessels. However, it is the same principles that apply, and we are confident of making another high-quality delivery to Damen Shipyards Group, which we have a long-standing relationship with,” says Øyvind Berg, vice president of sales and marketing at PG Flow Solutions.
Once completed, the vessel will be the one of the most technologically advanced marine diamond recovery vessels in the world. It will be 177 metres long and constructed from a Marin Teknikk design. On-board features include a dynamic positioning system based on a seven-thruster propulsion system powered by six generators of 3230 eKW each.
Damen Shipyards Mangalia will construct the vessel platform, which will then sail on its own keel to Cape Town, South Africa, where De Beers Marine will install the mission equipment and integrated into the vessel. The vessel is expected to deliver first diamond production in Q2 2022 offshore Namibia.
PG Flow Solutions provides proprietary solutions, systems and products for companies within the energy, maritime, aquaculture and land-based process industries. The heritage of the business is pumps and pumping systems. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Sande, Vestfold, Norway. Its subsidiary Calder Ltd operates out of a similar facility in Worchester outside Birmingham, UK, while subsidiary Cflow Fish Handling AS operates out of Aalesund, Norway.
Source: PG Flow Solutions