Amarinth are awarded a $1M order for Expro, to supply API 610 OH1 pumps for the Subsea Well Response Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 06 January 2015
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 is a carbon net zero organisation delivering world-leading expertise in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment for critical applications in many of the most arduous and hostile environments around the globe.
Founded in 2002, Amarinth has harnessed the skills, creativity and passion of people who have worked in the pump industry for decades, delivering bespoke API and ISO pumps primarily to the offshore and onshore oil & gas industries; nuclear and renewable energy generation; defence; desalination; process and industrial markets.
The company’s innovative approach, business agility and use of sophisticated computer applications enables it to deliver robust, reliable and sustainable pumping solutions on the shortest lead times in the industry.
• Process pumps – API 610, API 685, ISO 5199 horizontal, vertical and in-line bespoke process pumps, including ones that are hydraulically and dimensionally interchangeable with the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps.
• Skid packages and modules – Supplied with a variety of drives for applications including de-sanding, mixing, filtration and chemical injection and tailored for the oil & gas, water treatment and power generation industries.
• Condensate recovery – Cutting-edge design providing low NPSH up to 98°C with variable speed drives to reduce cycle time and lower operating costs, available in stainless steel, galvanised or copper tanks for light or heavy industrial uses.
• Seal support – Integrated pressurised and vented seal support systems designed and delivered to API 682 and ISO 5199 standards and specific site specifications and requirements, working closely with AES, Eagle Burgmann, John Crane and Protect System.
• Spare parts – Critical spares for all Amarinth pumps and related components can be dispatched the same day, reducing potential downtime, and in addition components for the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps can be re-engineered often improving the performance of existing assets.
• Services – A full range of pump related services, delivered from UK head office or on-site globally, onshore or off-shore, including full commissioning and start-up support; also strip, report and refurbishment of any pump regardless of manufacturer.
Amarinth operates globally from its base in Rendlesham Suffolk, United Kingdom and offices in the Middle East and Malaysia with a global customer base, including BP, Shell, ADNOC, NOV, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, COSCO, EDF, GlaxoSmithKline, Saudi Aramco, Pfizer, Diageo, Kuwait Oil Company, AMEC, Fluor, LUKOIL, Halliburton, and Babcock.
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