Amarinth secures £600K order from ConocoPhillips to supply high pressure pumps for Alder platform in the North Sea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 12 February 2014

Amarinth secures £600K order from ConocoPhillips to supply high pressure pumps for Alder platform in the North Sea

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical and industrial markets, has secured a £600K order from ConocoPhillips for a challenging requirement to design and manufacture API 610 OH2 separator recirculation pumps for the Britannia operated Alder platform in the North Sea.

Following two significant orders in the past couple of years for API 610 pumps from ConocoPhillips, this third order of £600K for API 610 OH2 A-Series pumps was against a particularly challenging requirement for the Britannia operated Alder platform. This project is part of the Brown Field Allowance development programme announced last year by the UK Government to encourage operators to get the very most out of existing fields and infrastructure in the UK Continental Shelf.

The pumps, which had to fit into the existing Alder structure, are for high pressure duties on the platform separator recirculation process where the suction pressure can fluctuate between 1 and 60 bar. To handle the 60 bar pressure, Amarinth designed a new pump casing for its API 610 OH2 A-Series pump to a higher pressure tolerance of 75 bar (rated).

The very large fluctuations in pressure also meant that the more complex API 682 Plan 53C seal support system was required which uses a take-off from the pump in order to continually balance the seal pressure with the pressure of the pump.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “We are very pleased with this latest order from ConocoPhillips. Developing brown fields to extract their remaining oil reserves requires an interactive flexible approach to engineering in order to design and package solutions that will meet the complex design challenges of the equipment as well as fit within the restrictive confines of existing infrastructure. We are extremely pleased to have delivered this successfully to the Alder platform and are currently looking forward to working on further projects in this sector.”

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Amarinth Pump Manufacturing

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

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