Hamworthy innovation extends inert gas system order to 10 ships through Chinese builder

Hamworthy, Press release 19 February 2010 at 14:00 UTC+2

The company has won orders specifying Hamworthy Moss Flue Gas Systems for four 316,000dwt crude oil tankers due delivery between June 2010 and August 2011 to Nanjing Changjiang Oil Transportation Corp (NCOTC). The orders will mean that, since 1997, Hamworthy’s inert gas systems have been included on board 23 tankers delivered to NCOTC.

In a separate deal, Hamworthy has secured contracts to supply Moss Mult-Inert™ systems for six 316,000dwt crude oil and product tankers to be delivered by Waigaoqiao Shipyard to Singaporean ship owner Ocean Tankers between June 2010 and October 2011. These ships will feature inert gas systems offering a capacity of 18,750 m3/h each, 100% inert gas blowers, deck water seals, and P/V Breakers. The deliveries will bring the number of inert gas systems delivered by Hamworthy Moss to Ocean Tankers ships to 45.

Geir Hellum, managing director of Hamworthy Moss, pointed out that the Mult-Inert™ flue gas systems for Ocean Tankers would be distinguished by their flexibility. “These sophisticated systems have been designed to enable Ocean Tankers the choice to handle or store surplus product, in line with the demanding trading patterns of the ships.

“We continue to build on our long term relationship with Waigaoqiao Shipyard. Now, altogether 48 product carriers built at this yard have featured Hamworthy inert gas systems.”

Mr Hellum said that Hamworthy’s new, full-size test inert gas generator, installed at the Moss test shop late last year, represented a vital piece of equipment in speeding up innovation in the company’s design process. “This facility means that we can test new designs and components in a short period, dramatically improving the delivery for customer contracts. This has proved a critical factor in ensuring that we can meet the tight delivery schedule envisaged in these orders.”