Wärtsilä to supply pumping equipment for new floating storage unit

Wärtsilä Corporation
  • Press release
11 March 2013 at 3:00 PM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä’s unmatched ability to supply a complete portfolio of solutions for the marine and offshore industry is again demonstrated with this latest order for a series of pumping systems for Statoil.

Wärtsilä has won a valuable order to supply a series of pumps to be installed on a new floating storage unit (FSU). The FSU is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for Statoil, the Norway based international energy company. When completed, it will be located on the Heidrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for February, 2014.

The order for the deep well cargo offloading pumping system  and the fire water pump package  includes 38 deep well cargo pumps produced by Wärtsilä, at Wärtsilä Svanehøj in Denmark, three fire water pump skids and two ballast pumps. The latter items are produced by Wärtsilä, at Wärtsilä Pumps in Singapore. Wärtsilä has considerable experience in supplying the oil and gas sector with pumping equipment that meets or exceeds local and international standards. Furthermore, the electrically driven systems feature low noise levels, high system efficiency, and simple maintenance.

"The 2012 acquisition of Hamworthy added years of experience and extensive know-how on pump technology to our in-house competences. 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. The reliability, ease of installation, and cost effectiveness of these solutions were all contributing factors in the award of this contract," says Timo Koponen, Vice President Wärtsilä, Flow & Gas Solutions.

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

Wärtsilä’s offering for the marine market includes ship design  services, engines, propulsion equipment, automation and controls, a range of auxiliary equipment, environmental solutions and worldwide service network.

Read more about Wärtsilä’s deepwell pump offering

For further information please contact:

Mr Lars Fischer,
Sales Director Offshore
Wärtsilä Svanehøj A/S
Tel: + 45 2 761 4724
lars.fischer@wartsila.com

Ms Mirja-Maija Santala
Media Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 400 793 827
mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com  

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
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