Amarinth secures 2M Euro order for 40 industrial process pumps from Aker Kvaerner for mega PTA Plant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 25 February 2009
Amarinth secures €2M order for 40 industrial process pumps from Aker Kvaerner for mega PTA Plant
Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of pumps and associated equipment in the industrial, chemical & petrochemical industries, has secured an order in excess of €2M from Aker Kvaerner for 40 centrifugal industrial process pumps to be used in the new mega PTA plant in Portugal.
The pumps will be installed at Artenius’ new Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant which is being built in Sines, Portugal and will be used in the pumping of both clean fluids and slurry. Aker Kvaerner is providing the engineering, procurement services and construction management to the project.
This new plant, known as a mega PTA plant for its potential to produce one million tonnes of PTA per annum, will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe. It is due to be online in the first quarter of 2010. The PTA produced will be used for the production of polyester, PET resin for packaging, PET films, powder coating resins and synthetic fibres.
Amarinth are supplying a selection of A Series API 610 OH2 and C Series ISO 5199 pumps with installed powers ranging from 5.5KW to 315 KW that will meet the stringent hydraulic requirements for the project. Variable speed control will allow running speeds of between 1450 to 3850 rpm.
Manufactured from a mix of carbon steel and high-alloy duplex stainless steel, the pumps incorporate an innovative sliding baseplate to alleviate some of the piping loads. This baseplate enables the pumps to cope with rapidly changing volumes which would otherwise inject damaging jolts into the plant’s pipework.
Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, added: “Aker Kvaerner has worked on more than 21 PTA facilities spanning more than 20 years and is currently involved with a number of new PTA plants around the world. Based on our contract performance providing the pumps to meet this demanding application, we are looking forward to providing further pumps to Aker Kvaerner and other contractors of new mega plants around the world.”Download File