Amarinth has delivered two separate orders of API 610 pumps, together worth £1.2 million, for the West Qurna-2 growth venture in Iraq.
One of the Amarinth API 610 OH1 pumps with specialist Plan 53B seal help system prior to cargo to Cannon Artes.
West Qurna-2, located roughly 65 km north-west of the seaport town of Basra, is doubtless one of the world’s biggest onshore oilfields. The enlargement venture is expected to increase the oilfield’s manufacturing capacity from the current 400,000 barrels oil per day (bpd) to 480,000 bpd, with a goal to realize a complete production capacity of 800,000 bpd by 2025.
pressure gauge octa , from Cannon Artes, was for seven super duplex API 610 OH1 pumps. The bespoke designed pumps are for a low shear utility and required specialist Plan 53B seal support methods incorporating air cooled seals and stainless-steel accumulators. All electrical gadgets have been IECEx licensed to be used in an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous area. Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic during the design and manufacture, supply was achieved within the required time of just 32-weeks from order.
The second order, from SICIM, was for 3 tremendous duplex API 610 OH3 vertical in-line pumps for produced water remedy. The large pumps had impellers of over 500mm diameter and the casings, that weigh 1.5 tonnes, were solid in a foundry within the UK. Plan 53B seal help techniques had been designed to suit within a constrained footprint and as the pumps were destined for an ATEX Zone 2 space, the motors, seal assist methods, and instrumentation were IECEx certified. Witness testing and inspection was undertaken by Bureau Veritas and a full legalised Iraq documentation package was delivered with the pumps. Delivery was achieved on a short 38-weeks, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, stated: “We are delighted to have delivered these pumps to the West Qurna-2 expansion project, further underlining our dedication to projects in Iraq and the Middle East. We have efficiently delivered orders previously to Cannon Artes, but this was the primary order Amarinth has acquired from SICIM, and we look ahead to undertaking additional business with them in the future.”

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