Hamworthy wins orders for eight shipsets of pumps

Hamworthy has won orders worth US$5.2 million for cargo pump room systems to be installed on eight ships being built by Dalian Shipyard

Hamworthy has won orders worth US$5.2 million for cargo pump room systems to be installed on eight ships being built by Dalian Shipyard

Hamworthy cargo pump room systems have been specified for three 74,000 dwt oil tankers for Cosco Dalian, and five 75,000 dwt products tankers for a Singapore-based owner, all on order at Dalian Shipyard in China. The Singapore-based owner has also contracted two options to be sisterships to the first five.

Cosco Dalian’s ships will also use Hamworthy engine room pumps, with a total contract value of over US$400,000 for three shipsets.

Cargo pumps

“After enjoying a good relationship with Cosco for many years we were pleased to receive an order specifying our cargo pumps on its new tankers,” said Terje Bjørnemo of Hamworthy’s pump systems division. “We were able to fight off the competition thanks to good work from our exclusive agent for pump room systems who helped highlight our technical advantages as well as our unique product quality. Our local presence has enabled us to secure a good grip on the Chinese market – where owners intend to build a large number of tankers”.

Hamworthy’s pump room systems for discharging tanker cargoes are complete turn-key installations including cargo control systems. The company has an unmatched capability in cargo pumping systems. “Hamworthy can deliver both line shaft, pump room and submerged configurations,” Mr Bjørnemo said. “Several hundred ships are in operation with our pumps on board”.

The Hamworthy pump cargo handling systems for the eight new ships are integrated solutions and include:

· three cargo pumps
· drivers
· stripping systems and stripping pumps
· tank cleaning pumps
· ballast pumps
· drainage bilge pumps
· control systems.

Engine room pumps

Cosco Dalian’s tankers will be equipped with 28 Hamworthy engine room pumps per shipset, for duties such as seawater cooling, bilge/general service, ballast, hotwater circulation. “We have delivered engine room pumps to more than 30 vessels in Cosco’s fleet, and the latest orders at Dalian Shipyard are a testimony to our product quality,” said Patrick Ang, Hamworthy’s sales director for engine room pumps.