Colfax Corporation announced it has received a euro 5.7 million pump order from Brightoil Shipping Group Co. Ltd., an international marine bunkering business (offshore marine fuel supplier) headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
Under the agreement, Colfax will supply 180 two-screw rotary positive displacement pumps that Brightoil will install in 40 new tankers through 2011. The pumps - manufactured by Colfax s Houttuin business in Utrecht, Netherlands - will be used for transferring fuel oil and gas oil, as well as stripping (removal of waste or contaminants, such as water).
"Colfax has a long history of cargo-pumping applications in the commercial marine segment, and we re pleased Brightoil selected us to help with its expansion in the Far East," said Clay Kiefaber, president and CEO of Colfax.
"We had originally considered other pump suppliers but ultimately decided on Colfax s rotary positive displacement pumps because of their low maintenance needs - an especially important consideration for vessels that need to operate away from port in potentially adverse weather conditions," said Sit Kwong Lam, CEO of Brightoil.
Colfax will ship the pumps in installments beginning later this year and continuing through 2011.