MFV “Zephyr”

Project details

KER Group were tasked with the replacement of the current vacuum pump system for an upgrade on the MFV “Zephyr” fishing vessel.

Works completed

  • Upgraded existing Vacuum pump system. 
  • The original system required a complete overhaul. Therefore, the existing system was removed and replaced using 2 x Samson Ocean master 750 pumps. These were completed with new Stainless steel 4-way valves and manifolds. The existing 4” Stainless steel piping was also replaced.  
  • The Vacuum Pump System was then commissioned and tested. 


We had recently purchased it (MFV “Zephyr”) and before taking delivery we stopped in Killybegs to get some works carried out. The main one being the upgrade of the Vacuum pump system. We had a short stay planned in Killybegs and KER Group managed to deliver a complete upgrade in that short space of time. We were amazed at the quality of the workmanship when the vessel arrived here in Walvis Bay. The system is running very well and we are glad we invested in this system, this ensures that we have a trouble-free system and that’s very important to us. 

KER Group are the experts in offering vacuum pump systems, and we look forward to working with them again soon. 

Gert van der Merwe, Technical Manager. 

KER Vacuum Pump Product Offering


Client: Gendev Group
Location: Killybegs, Co. Donegal