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Ruhrpumpen commissions seawater lift pump package

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Ruhrpumpen has announced the successful commissioning of a seawater lift pump package in an FPSO vessel owned and operated by Avant Garde Petroleum Co. Dubai.

The package consists of 3 main pumps - vertically mounted ZW 20x16x30 model - and 1 startup Seawater Lift Pump - 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.

These pumps were manufactured, tested and commissioned by RP India and designed by RP Specialists in México.

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. This vessel has a storage capacity of 600 000 bbls and uses a tri-fuel fired steam boilers ant turbo generators.

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