With a continued emphasis on safer and more environmentally friendly cargo pumping systems, Woodside specified Wärtsilä Hamworthy electric driven deepwell cargo pumps.
The Nganhurra floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility is the first oil production facility in the deep waters off North West Cape at the Enfield site off Western Australia. Operations at Enfield are governed by Australian Government-approved environment plans, which are designed to protect all aspects of the environment
Wärtsilä Svanehøj’s electric-driven deepwell pump system with a common control system and independent pumps for each cargo tank gives the maximum flexibility during any operational phase. Using frequency converters means that the pumps can operate at optimum performance during any unloading conditions. This again results in higher total system efficiency and hence lowers the power consumption. Using electric motors directly as the drive force also increases system efficiency compared with alternative systems. Wärtsilä Svanehøj’s electrical-driven deepwell cargo pump systems also require limited space for the equipment installation.
The Nganhurra FPSO is also equipped with Wärtsilä Hamworthy cargo lift pumps, cargo booster pumps, slop pumps, skimming pump, tank cleaning pump and ballast pumps.
Nganhurra FPSO, floating storage and regasification unit, 2006
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