Wartsila Hamworthy to supply pumping equipments for Statoil’s new floating storage unit

UK-based Wärtsilä Hamworthy has secured a contract to supply a series of pumps to be installed on Statoil’s new floating storage unit (FSU).

Under the contract, Wärtsilä Hamworthy will supply equipments for the deep well cargo offloading pumping system and the fire water pump package.

The company will provide 38 deep well cargo pumps produced by Wärtsilä in Denmark, three fire water pump skids and two ballast pumps, which will also be manufactured by Wärtsilä in Singapore.

Wärtsilä Flow & Gas Solutions vice president Timo Koponen said the acquisition of Hamworthy has added to the company’s experience and know-how on pump technology.

“The reliability, ease of installation, and cost effectiveness of these solutions were all contributing factors in the award of this contract,” Koponen added.

The new FSU of the Norway-based international energy company Statoil is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, which once completed will be located on the Heidrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea.