Ruhrpumpen has successfully commissioned a seawater lift pump package in a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel owned and operated by Avant Garde Petroleum Co. Dubai.
The package consists of three main pumps – vertically mounted ZW 20x16x30 model – and one startup seawater lift pump, a vertically mounted ZW 12x8x19 (A) model.
In order to provide water for firing up the steam boilers, the startup seawater lift pump is first started.
Once the power generation system is running, high voltage power supply is available to activate the main seawater lift pumps, whose function will be to supply seawater for the topside processes such as water injection and for the accommodation quarters.
The pumps were manufactured, tested, and commissioned by RP India and designed by RP Specialists in México combining specialised analysis and the latest software technology.
The pumps are designed to meet the very specific needs of the offshore industry and operate according to DNV Marine Class Certification.
The package is located in the sea chest of the FPSO Cyrus, which has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels and utilises a tri-fuel-fired (gas, crude oil, and heavy fuel oil) steam boilers ant turbo generators to meet captive and export power requirements.
An FPSO is a floating vessel used by the oil and gas industry to produce, process, and store oil from subsea reservoirs.
This kind of units have been serving the offshore oil and gas industry for more than 30 years.
The FPSO market size was over $21 billion in 2015 and is forecasted to grow over 19% from 2016 to 2024.