High volume and energy-efficient bulk handling system for offshore supply vessels
Bulk handling systems are standard equipment for offshore supply vessels, enabling them to perform their supply role. The main task of such a system is to receive cargo, store and discharge it.
MacGregor offers two main system types: one uses the hopper and blow pump concept; and the other uses a more conventional method where the storage and discharge of cargo is carried out using pressurised tanks.
Technical solutions based on this concept have been successfully employed on cement carriers for the past 20 years and are now available also for installation onboard AHTSs and PSVs.
The MacGregor hopper and blow pump concept offers great advantages to ship owners, shipbuilders and ship operators worldwide such as:
- Increased bulk capacity by 50 to 70%
- Space efficiency
- Low installation and maintenance costs
- Reduced risk of clogging
- Simplified piping