Wärtsilä to deliver pump packages for Statoil’s new floating storage unit

11 March 2013 (Last Updated March 11th, 2013 18:30)

Wärtsilä has secured a contract from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to deliver a series of pumps to be installed on a new floating storage unit (FSU) being built for Norwegian energy firm Statoil.

Wärtsilä- Fire Water Pump 2

Wärtsilä has secured a contract from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to deliver a series of pumps to be installed on a new floating storage unit (FSU) being built for Norwegian energy firm Statoil.

Under the deal, the company will supply a deep well cargo offloading pumping system and a fire water pump package comprising 38 deep well cargo pumps produced by Wärtsilä Svanehøj in Denmark.

The deal also includes delivery of three fire water pump skids and two ballast pumps produced by Wärtsilä Pumps in Singapore.

Delivery of the equipment from Wärtsilä is scheduled to take place in February 2014.

Following completion, the new floating storage unit will operate on the Heidrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

Wärtsilä said it has already provided the oil and gas sector with pumping equipment that meets or exceeds local and international standards.

According to the company, the electrically driven systems will feature low noise levels, high system efficiency and simple maintenance.

Wärtsilä vice president of flow & gas solutions Timo Koponen said the acquisition of Hamworthy added experience and know-how of pump technology to the company's in-house capabilities.

"This contract is further testimony to the reputation of our pumping solutions, and strengthens our position as a major player in the offshore oil and gas industry," Koponen said.

Wärtsilä Hamworthy recently delivered deep well and fire water pumps built by the SHI yard for other floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels for the offshore sector.


Image: Wärtsilä will deliver the equipment to the South Korean shipbuilder in February 2014. Photo: Hamworthy.