Svenska Skum Equipment On New Fireboats

Svenska Skum, a subsidiary of Unitor ASA, won contracts for the design and supply of external fire-fighting systems to a series of newbuilding fireboats under construction in Hong Kong and Greece.

The Hong Kong contract involves the general design and system responsibility for the external fire-fighting system for the world's largest fireboat currently under construction at the yard of Wang Tak (Yard No. Y2001) for the Hong Kong Fire Department. The order includes the design, engineering, delivery and commissioning of a complete external fire-fighting system for a 136 ft. (41.5 m) steel fireboat with a pumping capacity equaling Fi-Fi 2 class The complex system for the Wang Tak newbuilding comprises three main firefighting pumps with step-up gearboxes, clutches and flexible couplings. The specification also includes two large foam pumps with soft starters, eight fire monitors of various sizes up to 2,400 cu. m./hr. capacity, 10 swivel deck heads, six foam proportioners, 30 remote operated valves and 10 monitored valves.

In Greece, two 126 ft. (38.5m) steel high-speed fireboats under construction at the Greek shipyard Nayse SA (Yard Nos 108-109) for the Piraeus Fire Department will also feature complete external Svenska Skum fire-fighting systems. The order from specialist engineering and project management company Tsokres & Tsokres Enterprises Ltd., of Piraeus will see Svenska Skum provide detailed system design, complete system engineering, equipment procurement, commissioning and documentation for both 20 knot vessels. Each Greek fireboat will be equipped with two skid-mounted, diesel-driven fire pumps, foam and water monitors mounted on a telescopic mast and Snorkel boom, remote control system for valves and pumps, foam pumps and proportioners, as well as a self-protection water spray nozzle system.

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