MFV “Antarctic”

KER Group have being awarded the contract to supply the RSW and vacuum pump unloading system  for the New MFV ”Antarctic”


  • 2 x 800KW RSW System on Ammonia
  • Howden screw compressor with capacity slide, and frequency controlled electric motor
  • Sea water Chiller and Condenser have Titanium tubes, for improved increased lifetime of equipment.
  • 2 x Azcue, pumps for condenser @ 280m3/hr. c/w inverter controlled 
  • 2 x Azcue, pumps for circulation @ 550m3/hr. c/w inverter controlled 
  • 2 x Control cabinet, 15” HMI screen, with outputs for remote operation.
  • 1 x 15” HMI Screen for Wheelhouse or control room.
  • Ammonia alarm system controlled through the main PLC, system wired with outputs for emergency stop and fan controls for RSW room.
  • Temperature monitoring and recording system to printer.
  • Tank sounding for 8 tanks 
  • Flow meters on both circulating pumps 
  • Control of RSW valves now included in PLC and programming (For Modbus or Ethernet communications)
  • Start up and commissioning of system for 10 days is included 
  • 2 x KER Group Vacuum Pump systems consisting of the following
  • 2 x 3000Ltr Stainless steel 316L Vacuum Tanks c/w 12” Inlet and 14” Discharge
  • 4 x Samson Ocean master 1000 Vacuum Compressor c/w Brass ends and stainless steel drums
  • 4 x 66Kw Electric motors and couplings
  • 4 x Stainless steel 4 way valve and manifold c/w air actuators
  • 1 x Control cabinet c/w PLC system to control Vacuum pump System
  • 1 x 15” HMI Screen 
  • 1 x 14” Landing separator from 316L Stainless steel.
  • 1 x Qty of Stainless steel Piping 12” and 4” Piping for Vacuum Pump System
  • 12 x 12”Stainless steel CYL knife Gate Valves, c/w Aluminium Air Cylinder

Commissioning and testing.


Client: KARSTENSENS Shipyard
Location: Skagen, Denmark