Hamworthy, the leading manufacturer of marine sewage treatment plants, has won a contract with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply an ST8 series unit to the Quad 204 FPSO project for BP.
With delivery scheduled for 2012, the contract marks the latest in a number Hamworthy has secured in the offshore industry and reflects the close cooperation between Hamworthy’s worldwide offices, particularly in this case between the UK and South Korea in developing a system to meet project requirements.
The BP-operated FPSO is to be deployed to the west of the Shetland Isles in the North Atlantic as a replacement for the Schiehallion FPSO. The ST8, which handles around 12, 000 litres water per day, has been modified to meet stricter enforcement of sewage treatment standards for operation under IMO MEPC 159(55) guidelines, which came into force in 2010 and employ more stringent black water effluent quality treatment guidelines.
The pumps and macerators are in 316 stainless steel and in accordance with offshore pump specifications and pipe work are in super duplex stainless steel all according to NORSOK M-650 requirements.
“The design uses Emerson instrumentation and programmable logic control where quality control, material, welding and non-destructive examination standards were all in line with BP’s project requirements” said Gary Mills, Project Manager, Hamworthy Water Systems.
This contract follows on the heels of Hamworthy’s recent deal to supply its inert gas generator packages for the same project, with delivery also scheduled for 2012.
About Hamworthy Water Systems Ltd
Hamworthy’s water systems business provides innovative, tailored systems for the treatment and separation of liquid waste products and generation of fresh water on a variety of different vessels. With over 40 years of experience in marine sanitation, Hamworthy offers innovative solutions that meet all existing and anticipated standards ensuring effluent is clean and safe. Its overall product portfolio includes ballast water management, membrane bioreactor technology, sewage treatment plants, multi-stage flash evaporators, single stage desalination units, air and water cooled condensers, evaporators for land based application and vacuum toilet and collection systems.
On 31st January 2012, Hamworthy was acquired by Wärtsilä Corporation. Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18, 000 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.www.wartsila.com. Wärtsilä’s acquisition of Hamworthy plc became effective on January 31, 2012.