Amarinth are awarded a $1M order for Expro, to supply API 610 OH1 pumps for the Subsea Well Response Project


Amarinth awarded $1M order by Expro for API 610 pumps for deployment on the Subsea Well Response Project

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial and renewable energy markets, has been appointed by Expro to deliver $1M of API 610 OH1 pumps for the Subsea Well Response Project.

In light of recent serious oil spill incidents such as Macondo, in the Gulf of Mexico, nine international oil and gas companies, including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Total, are working together through the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) in collaboration with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) pooling expertise and resources to develop and make available to the international oil and gas industry a global containment toolkit that can support subsea well incident response if well shut-in is not immediately possible.

Shell is the operator of the project out of its headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, overseen by an Operating Committee comprising of one representative from each participating company. Although the equipment specifications were based on the Shell Design and Engineering Practices (DEPs), each operator had an input producing a unique composite specification for this project.

Expro North Sea, selected by the Operating Committee to deliver the transfer pumps and coolers for the project, implemented a rigorous full quality supplier audit before finally awarding Amarinth the $1M contract for ten API 610 OH1 B Series pumps with Plan 53B Seal Support systems. The audit, conducted over three days, involved tracing a high percentage of components right back to their original manufacture and not allowing work to proceed through the stages of manufacture until all approvals had been received by them.

The pumps will be mounted three per skid and are designed to fit on the deck of the supply vessel ready for rapid deployment anywhere in the world at any time in the event of an environmental situation occurring. The pumps will help contain and quickly remove oil from the sea and offload it into tankers for removal from the incident. The tenth pump will be a maintained as a complete spare so that downtime is minimised should there be a need to swap out a pump at short notice. SWRP are currently training their operators in the use of the equipment in readiness for its final commissioning.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “We are delighted to be supplying our pumps to the Subsea Well Response Project which has such huge potential to protect the global environment in the event of a subsea incident. As would be expected for such a critical project, the selection and audit process set by the consortium of operators was extremely rigorous and we are pleased that the quality of our products, service, processes and quality procedures has once again been recognised by the oil and gas industry with the award of this contract.”

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Amarinth Pump Manufacturing

Founded in 2002, Amarinth has harnessed the skills, creativity and passion of people who have worked in the pump industry for many years. Amarinth delivers worldleading expertise in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to ISO, ANSI & API standards, primarily for the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial and power markets. The company’s portfolio includes:

• Pumps: Horizontal and vertical API 610 pumps, chemical and industrial pumps, many of which are interchangeable with the Girdlestone pump ranges, eliminating the need for expensive modifications when replacements are required.

• Pressure Vessels: Protect System Plan 52 and 53A and 53B sealant systems with inbuilt condition monitoring for pumps and mixers that are suitable for Safe area up to Zone 1.

• Spares & Service: High quality, fast lead-time re-engineered spare parts to improve performance and extend pump life, including many which are directly interchangeable with the Girdlestone pump ranges.

• Packages & Modules: Condensate Recovery Units manufactured for Spirax Sarco incorporating the innovative Ci-Nergy intelligent variable speed control system, plus bespoke packages & skids built to order.

• Business Systems: state-of-the-art e-commerce technologies that deliver 24/7 support enabling customers to select pumps and place orders on-line and then track every stage of manufacture through to delivery, any time, anywhere in the world.

The company operates globally from its base in Rendlesham Suffolk, United Kingdom and has a customer base of world-leading companies, including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Spirax Sarco, Diageo, AMEC, Fluor and Halliburton. For further information, electronic copy or photos contact:

Alex Brigginshaw
Business Development Director Amarinth Limited
Bentwaters Park
Woodbridge IP12 2TW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1394 462131
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 681821

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