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Keppel awards seawater pumps contract for Golar’s ‘Gimi FLNG’

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Keppel Shipyard has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply high flow seawater pumps to Golar’s Gimi FLNG project.

PG Flow Solutions will deliver four large seawater pumps, each with a capacity of 5500 m3 of water per hour. The contract value is undisclosed.

The seawater pumps will be used to cool down the onboard turbine steam condensers. As the LNG-fuelled vessel has steam turbines for power generation, the seawater pumps will provide continues flow of cold seawater to cool down the steam condensers and liquefy the steam. The pumps will run on energy optimisation by frequency converters and are designed to be reversed to clean out the seawater circuit.

“These axial type propeller pumps represent a highly reliable technology that is just as popular in the maritime and oil and gas industries because of its low maintenance requirements. We are very proud to be involved with this prestigious FLNG project,” says Kjetil Vatne, R&D manager at PG Flow Solutions.

PG Flow Solutions AS will assemble the pumps at its facility in Sande in Vestfold, Norway, and then transport them to Keppel’s yard in Singapore. The company will deliver the four large seawater pumps in 4Q19.

Keppel Shipyard’s scope of work is to convert Golar LNG’s Gimi LNG carrier into a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. The Gimi FLNG will be customised to work under a 20-year BP Greater Tortue Ahmeyim contract, offshore West Africa. Delivery of the vessel is expected in 1H22.

Once completed, the Gimi FLNG will be stationed at a nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. It is designed to produce an average of approximately 2.5 million tpy of LNG.

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