Damen Orders PG Flow Solutions’ Pump for New Mining Vessel
Damen Shipyards Group has hired PG Flow Solutions to deliver an engine room pump system for an offshore mining vessel the shipbuilder is constructing for De Beers Marine Namibia.
PG Flow Solutions will supply a complete engine room pump system to the vessel, including fuel oil transfer pumps and fresh water transfer pumps, associated equipment, spare parts and service.
All equipment will be assembled and tested at PG Flow Solutions’ headquarters in Sande, Vestfold, Norway.
“We have delivered close to 2,000 engine and utility pump installations over the past four decades, but not to that many diamond recovery vessels. However, it is the same principles that apply, and we are confident of making another high-quality delivery to Damen Shipyards Group, which we have a long-standing relationship with,” said Øyvind Berg, vice president of sales and marketing at PG Flow Solutions.
Once completed, the vessel will be the one of the most technologically advanced marine diamond recovery vessels in the world. It will be 177 meters long and constructed from a Marin Teknikk design.
On-board features include a dynamic positioning system based on a seven-thruster propulsion system powered by six generators of 3230 eKW each.
Damen Shipyards Mangalia will construct the vessel platform, which will then sail on its own keel to Cape Town, South Africa, where De Beers Marine will install the mission equipment and integrated into the vessel.
The vessel is expected to deliver first diamond production in Q2 2022 offshore Namibia.