Amarinth provides winterised pumps to the oil fields of remote Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 31 Oct 2011


Amarinth provides winterised pumps to the oil fields of remote Russia

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the industrial, chemical and petrochemical industries has won an order for $850,000 for eight pumps to be used in the harsh and demanding conditions off Sakhalin Island, Russia.

Sakhalin Island is a remote sparsely populated area which for much of the year experiences polar conditions. The six Amarinth API 610 VS4 vertical pumps manufactured in duplex steel and the two electro-submersible pumps have been fully winterised to withstand the intense cold. The pumps will be used in the processing of produced water and other utilities, including waste water.

Amarinth was awarded the contract based on their experience and success of providing pumps for similar sub-zero projects, including to TengizChevrOil in Kazakhstan and to Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) through PSN, who now provide the technical support services to SEIC.

Four of the pumps will replace existing Japanese pumps and Amarinth designed bespoke mounting plates so that the new pumps would directly interchange with the existing pumps without the need for any modifications to the existing plant.

The project has been commercially challenging, working to a 10 hour time difference and providing documentation to GOST-R. With its state-of-the-art documentation system however, Amarinth has been able to keep all parties involved in the process around the clock, and the company’s previous experience of GOST on projects in Kazakhstan and Russia has ensured that there has been no delays in the tight deadlines.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “We are delighted with this order. Working on a project in Russia always poses some financial challenges, but working closely with the banks we were able to find creative financial solutions. The documentation in these international projects requires multi-party approvals across a number of time zones that can cause serious delays. However, we are pleased to report that the investment we have made over the past couple of years in our comprehensive document management system has once again ensured that working across different time zones and authorities has not introduced any delay in the lead time.”

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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:

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Business Development Director Amarinth Limited
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United Kingdom
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Alex.Brigginshaw@Amarinth.com

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