PG pumps to cool Greater Tortue Ahmeyim power turbines

May 28, 2019

Offshore staff

SANDE, NorwayKeppel Shipyard has contracted PG Flow Solutions (PGFS) to provide seawater pumps for the FLNG vessel Gimi.

This is an LNG carrier undergoing conversion in Singapore for 20 years of service at BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development offshore Mauritania/Senegal.

PGFS will supply four large seawater pumps, each with a capacity of 5,500 cu m/hr, to cool down the onboard turbine steam condensers.

The LNG-fuelled vessel will employ steam turbines for power generation, with the pumps providing cold seawater to liquefy the steam.

The axial-type propeller pumps, using frequency converters for energy optimization, will be ‘reversed’ to clean out the seawater circuit.

PGFS will assemble the pumps at its complex in Vestfold, Norway, then transport them to Singapore during 4Q 2019.