Amarinth offers API 610 pumps for the West Qurna-2 growth project in Iraq

Amarinth has delivered two separate orders of API 610 pumps, together worth £1.2 million, for the West Qurna-2 growth challenge in Iraq.
One of the Amarinth API 610 OH1 pumps with specialist Plan 53B seal support system prior to shipment to Cannon Artes.
West Qurna-2, situated roughly 65 km north-west of the seaport town of Basra, is certainly one of the world’s greatest onshore oilfields. The expansion challenge is expected to extend the oilfield’s manufacturing capability from the current four hundred,000 barrels oil per day (bpd) to 480,000 bpd, with a goal to attain a total production capability of 800,000 bpd by 2025.
The first order, from Cannon Artes, was for seven tremendous duplex API 610 OH1 pumps. The bespoke designed pumps are for a low shear application and required specialist Plan 53B seal help methods incorporating air cooled seals and stainless-steel accumulators. All electrical gadgets had been IECEx certified for use in an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous space. Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic through the design and manufacture, delivery was achieved in the required time of simply 32-weeks from order.
The second order, from SICIM, was for three super duplex API 610 OH3 vertical in-line pumps for produced water therapy. The large pumps had impellers of over 500mm diameter and the casings, that weigh 1.5 tonnes, had been cast in a foundry in the UK. Plan 53B seal assist methods had been designed to fit inside a constrained footprint and as a result of the pumps had been destined for an ATEX Zone 2 space, the motors, seal help systems, and instrumentation had been IECEx licensed. Witness testing and inspection was undertaken by Bureau Veritas and a full legalised Iraq documentation bundle 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, mentioned: “We are delighted to have delivered these pumps to the West Qurna-2 expansion project, further underlining our commitment to tasks in Iraq and the Middle East. weksler ea14 have efficiently delivered orders previously to Cannon Artes, however this was the primary order Amarinth has received from SICIM, and we look ahead to endeavor further business with them in the future.”

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