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PG Flow Solutions to supply fresh water generators for two trawlers. 23 October 2018 – PG Flow Solutions has been awarded contracts to supply fresh water generators to two stern trawlers that VARD is building for Havfisk and Nergård Havfiske, respectively.

Under the contracts, liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions will deliver PG-Sondex fresh water distillers that utilise filters in combination with heat from the vessels’ diesel engine to produce pure drinkable water for the vessel crew. The fresh water generators can produce 25 cubic metres of fresh water per day.

PG Flow Solutions has not disclosed the value of the two contracts.

“Our fresh water generator is highly energy efficient, providing the vessel crew with a steady supply of consumption water. The generator’s durability is also second to none as it is based on two PG-Sondex titanium grade-A plate heat exchangers that act as both evaporators and condensers,” says Øyvind Berg, vice president sales & marketing at PG Flow Solutions.

PG Flow Solutions will deliver the fresh water generators as a subcontractor to Norwegian shipbuilder VARD, who has been tasked to build two new stern trawlers.

One trawler is for Havfisk AS. It is of VARD 8 02 design, with a length of 80 meters and a beam of 17 meters. The vessel will be the world’s first stern trawler with an integrated energy storage system, consisting of diesel mechanical/diesel electric propulsion and batteries. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, from Vard Søviknes in Norway. Havfisk is Norway’s largest trawler company with a fleet of 10 vessels.

The other stern trawler is also of VARD 8 02 design and will be delivered from Vard Brattvaag in Norway to Nergård Havfiske AS in Norway in the first quarter of 2020. The vessel will have both diesel mechanical and diesel electric propulsion. Nergård Havfiske operates a fleet of five vessels.

PG Flow Solutions provides proprietary solutions, systems and products for companies within the energy, maritime, aquaculture and land-based process industries. The heritage of the business is pumps and pumping systems. Its main manufacturing sites are located in Sande, Vestfold, Norway, and Worcester, UK. The company also has a fabrication site in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and a service set-up in Ningbo, China.