PG Flow Solutions AS has booked a contract to deliver pump systems for a fish farm wellboat that Norwegian shipbuilder Aas Mekaniske Verksted is building for Brønnbåt Nord AS.
The wellboat is newbuild number 205 from Aas Mekaniske Verksted. It has a storage capacity of 3,000 cu. m, equivalent to 400-450 tonnes of live fish. Built to the shipbuilder’s own AAS 3002 design, it will be 76.96 m long and 17.80 m wide with a molded depth of 5.90 m. Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
PG Flow Solutions will deliver eight of the company’s large seawater circulation pumps that ensure continuous seawater circulation in the boat’s well. Additionally, the company will supply all engine room pumps that are required for the main engine and support engines, plus generic pump requirements for operating the wellboat. PG Flow Solutions has previously been awarded contracts to deliver similar pump systems to the shipyard’s newbuilds numbers 200, 201 and 204.
PG Flow Solutions’ seawater circulation pumps are highly effective and developed to ensure best possible animal welfare, which in turn translates to financial gain for the end-user. The vessel crew can easily maintain the pumps themselves, without support from an external service technician, which keeps operating costs down.
“We are thrilled about the success Aas Mek is currently experiencing. The yard has established itself as a world-leading supplier of wellboats. It emphasizes good fish welfare, which is why our live fish pump systems are a good fit for the vessel,” says Øyvind Berg, vice president of sales and marketing at PG Flow Solutions. Solutions.
PG Flow Solutions provides proprietary solutions, systems and products for companies within the energy, maritime, aquaculture and land-based process industries. The company’s headquarters and main manufacturing facility is located in Sande, Vestfold, Norway.