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Pompe Garbarino S.p.A., an Italian company founded in 1932, is a leading manufacturer of centrifugal and positive displacement navy pumps, and pumps for the shipbuilding industry.
The company has two factories in Acqui Terme (AL), and a worldwide network of agents and service centres.
Garbarino focuses on the constant improvement of its products supported by an excellent service to customers in terms of technical consultancy and after sales service ensuring the availability of engineers on site. Spares delivery and product replacement can be guaranteed in very short time thanks to the huge capacity of the warehouse, one of the best strength’s points of the company.
Naval pump applications
Garbarino’s centrifugal and positive displacement pumps’ naval applications include seawater main cooling systems, ballast and bilge services, firefighting and general services, water circulation, A/C chilled water circulation, boiler feed, lube oil or fuel oil transfer applications, waste oil transfer, scrubber, and ballast water treatment systems.
They can be located on aircraft carriers, submarines, frigates, corvettes, mine-hunters, destroyers, patrol boats and oceanographic vessels.
Garbarino’s range of centrifugal pumps includes:
- Pumps according to EN 733 standards (MU)
- Vertical in-line (MU-L) and vertical in-line double suction (MU-LDS) pumps
- Vertically suspended line-shaft pumps (VS)
- Recessed impeller torque flow pumps (MCA)
- Multistage high-pressure pumps (G/GH)
- Side channel pumps (BT)
- Portable diesel engine fire pumps (MU-MPF)
- Fire-fighting split casing naval pumps (MMI)
- Main engine lubrication pumps (VL)
- Self-priming pumps with open impeller (AD)
Positive displacement pumps
Gear (IN), hollow oscillating disk (P) and piston (SWL) pumps are also produced by Garbarino.
Customised shipbuilding pumps
Garbarino’s flexibility allows it to develop naval and shipbuilding pumps according to its clients’ needs and high-quality standards.
A selection of material such as cast iron, nickel-aluminium bronze (Ni-Al-Bz), stainless steel, duplex, super duplex, Hastelloy, monel or any other alloy or superalloy is available to be used depending on the customer’s specifications and the particular duties the product is required to perform.
A qualified pump-supplier
Since 1983, Garbarino operations have applied and maintained the quality assurance standards set by Nato AQAP and UNI EN 29000 directives.
The operations adopted by Garbarino and the suitability have been certified by the Italian Naval Ministry of Defence.
Presently, Garbarino is granted by Nato AQAP 2110, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
Pumps meet the requirements of the following standards:
- MIL-STD 167-1 (mechanical vibrations)
- MIL-STD 740-1 (airborne sound)
- MIL-STD 740-2 (structure-borne vibrations)
- MIL S 901-D (shock test)
- Non-magnetic pump executions
A successful naval-pump supplier
Garbarino, the official supplier of the Italian Navy since 1950, also supplies for the following foreign navies:
- French Navy
- Spanish Navy
- Finnish Navy
- Royal Norwegian Navy
- Royal Netherlands Navy
- Belgium Navy
- Hellenic Navy
- Polish Navy
- Russian Navy
- Iraqi Navy
- Qatari Navy
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy
- Royal Navy of Oman
- Bangladesh Navy
- Republic of China Navy
- Royal Thai Navy
- Royal Malaysian Navy
- Singapore Navy
- Indonesian Navy
- Algerian Navy
- Royal Moroccan Navy
- Libyan Navy
- Nigerian Navy
- South African Navy
- Mexican Navy
- Venezuelan Navy
- Ecuadorian Navy
- Peruvian Navy
- Brazilian Navy
It also supplies for the following naval shipyards:
- Fincantieri – Italy
- Intermarine – Italy
- Navantia – Spain (four submarines)
- Naval Group – France
- Chantiers de l’Atlantique – France
- Umoe Mandal Shipyard – Norway
- Schelde Naval Shipbuilding – Holland
- Damen Shipyard – Holland
- Elefsis Shipyards – Greece
- Remontowa Shipbuilding – Poland
- Boustead Naval Shipyard – Malaysia
- Hyundai Heavy Industries – Korea
- ST Marine – Singapore
- PT Pal – Indonesia
- Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
In the recent years, Garbarino received important orders for the Italian Navy (seven patrol vessels and one landing helicopter dock built at Fincantieri), the Algerian Navy (two minehunters built at Intermarine), the Mexican Navy (a corvette built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding), the Indonesian Navy (a frigate, a landing platform / dock (LPD) transportation vessel and two Landing Craft Utility built at PT Pal), the Polish Navy (a minehunter and six tugs built at Remontowa Shipbuilding), the Qatari Navy (four multirole corvettes built at Fincantieri), and the French Navy (four logistic support ships built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique).
The Mistral and Tonnerre BPC (bâtiment de projection et de commandment) ships are the French Navy's new 21,300t amphibious assault, command and power projection ships.
The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) ordered a total of ten Ténochtitlan-class patrol vessels, as of January 2016. The vessels are based on Damen Shipyards Group’s Stan Patrol 4207 design.
Pompe Garbarino S.p.A. has received another important order with the Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.
Garbarino won a prestigious order in the naval market for a total value of €5m: six littoral combat ships (LCS) with Boustead Naval Shipyard for the Royal Malaysian Navy.
The cooperation between Garbarino and the Singaporean shipyard ST Marine is still ongoing.
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