North Sea breakthrough for Hamworthy pumps

Hamworthy has made a breakthrough in the North Sea, following an order covering its deepwell cargo offloading pumps and fire water pump system for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel ordered by Teekay Corporation.

The company has secured the contract from Samsung Heavy Industries, where the newbuild FPSO will be constructed. Its CKL deepwell cargo offloading pumps will be delivered from Hamworthy’s Svanehøj plant in Denmark, with the scope including 12 cargo, two slop, one skimming and two ballast pumps, electric motors and switchboards.

The CKL pump is a single stage pump with a pipe stack consisting of a cargo pipe and an oil-filled drive shaft column. It has an electric motor as its driving unit fitted on the weather deck, connected to the pumps unit via long driving shafts.

The fire water pump system will be delivered from Hamworthy’s Singapore plant and will include two direct diesel driven fire water pump skids and two diesel-hydraulic fire water pump skids.

With capacity to store 800,000 barrels of crude oil, the newbuilding FPSO will be operated under an agreement with BG Norge Limited and will enter operation during the first quarter of 2014 in the North Sea’s Knarr oil and gas field (previously known as Jordbaer) located in the Tampen area.

“This contract confirms the strong showing we have established in the offshore sector” said Lars Fischer, Hamworthy Svanehøj Sales Director, Offshore. “We continue to invest in developing our technologies and solutions for offshore applications and have recently launched an entirely new range of combined sea water lift and fire pumps that meet the requirements of the offshore market.”



The contract follows on from a further breakthrough order earlier this year in Brazil, where Hamworthy will be delivering electrically-driven cargo pump systems for eight FPSOs.