Framo AS is to deliver seawater lift pumps for a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) that South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries is to build for the shipowner GasLog.

The order was placed shortly after Framo signed a supply agreement earlier this year for similar pump systems for an FSRU under construction at the same South Korean yard for Høegh LNG.

“This represents acknowledgement of our ultra-compact pump concept that is now gaining a solid position on the FSRU market,” said Thorbjørn Vågenes, director of oil and gas pumping systems at Framo.

Framo says that its pumps provide significant savings on space and eliminate the need for a separate pump room onboard the ship. Delivery is scheduled for August 2018.

An illustration of a Framo pumping system for an FSRU.
An illustration of a Framo pumping system for an FSRU.
A GasLog LNG tanker. Image courtesy of GasLog.
A GasLog LNG tanker. Image courtesy of GasLog.