Alfa Laval environmental products to be installed on Petrofac vessel

Oil and gas industry service provider Petrofac has selected a range of Alfa Laval environmental products for its new Petrofac JSD6000. Alfa Laval PureDry, PureBilge and PureBallast will all be installed aboard this game-changing derrick lay vessel.

Available for operations in 2017, the Petrofac JSD6000 will be a unique top-tier vessel operating in the offshore market. Offering a distinctive combination of S-lay and J-lay pipe-laying features with heavy lifting capabilities of 5000 t, the vessel will be deployed internationally in construction and installation projects for Petrofac clients.

Implementation of high standards and technologies

“Having such an extensive reach and, in particular, working in the ultra-deep and deepwater sector requires the implementation of high standards and technologies underpinned by stringent monitoring measures and a sound integrated approach towards the surrounding environment,” says Dmitry Lygin, Chief Engineer of the Petrofac JSD6000.

Among the environmental protection technologies on board will be the waste fuel recovery system Alfa Laval PureDry, the bilge water treatment system Alfa Laval PureBilge and the ballast water treatment system Alfa Laval PureBallast.

Environmental factors considered from the start

The environment has been taken into account since the conceptual design stage of the Petrofac JSD600.

“One of our objectives is to minimise the ecological footprint of the vessel in the marine and air environments,” says Lygin. “Among the many different factors, fuel consumption, sludge production, bilge and ballast water discharges represent critical areas that can have a negative impact on the marine environment if not properly managed.”

On this occasion, having reviewed a number of options in the market, Petrofac selected Alfa Laval to support the Petrofac JSD6000 in these areas. “As with many suppliers we work with, Alfa Laval’s products are in line with our energy efficiency and environmental protection goals,” Lygin says.

High performance expectations

As preparations for the installations progress, Petrofac is satisfied with the broad technical guidance provided by the Alfa Laval technical and sales team. “We expect durable and reliable product performance, keeping in mind that the equipment functionality is essential for the working conditions when operating in a protected environment,” says Lygin. “In the same way we do with many of our suppliers, we will be expecting continuous and comprehensive technical support for all post-order services relevant to the equipment installed on board.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 24/06/2015

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