Amarinth secures order from ZADCO for API 610 OH3 pump with cost-effective design and project management process
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 17 August 2017
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 power markets, has secured an order from ZADCO for a super duplex API 610 OH3 pump, and utilising video conferencing significantly reduced project cost.
When the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) required an emergency seawater sanitary pump for the Upper Zakum Offshore Oil Field Development, it once again turned to Amarinth, which has provided pumps to numerous ZADCO projects, for a solution. Upper Zakum is located approximately 84km offshore to the north-west of Abu Dhabi and is the second largest offshore oilfield and fourth largest oilfield in the world, currently producing 640,000 barrels of oil a day.
The project was being run to a tight budget and so Amarinth proposed reducing costs by minimising travel between the UK and UAE for both organisations through its state-of-the-art video conferencing facility. In the UAE, the video conferencing was hosted at NAMA, who are Amarinth’s agent in the UAE, enabling all parties to work together as one.
Technical and project meetings were conducted via video conferencing which enabled all personnel associated with the project to work together in real time. Shared screens allowed design information to be interacted with by all and project and commercial discussions were concluded quickly and with greater clarity than the traditional multiple rounds of physical meetings. The video conferencing also delivered more flexibility, with adjournments as needed and then reconvening when ready with minimal delays.
Working closely together in this way allowed Amarinth to quickly understand the process and directly design the footprint into the process design for maximum cost savings. Amarinth was also able to spend more time walking through and explaining cost variations alongside the design decisions with ZADCO at an early stage, minimising the risk of additional costs or surprises later in the project.
Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “As the oil and gas industry seeks to reduce costs, it is not only in the product design that we can deliver against this but also in the way we conduct business. Both ZADCO and ourselves were delighted with the savings made on this project utilising our video conferencing suite across all stages of the project and we look forward to working with other customers in the same way so that they too can realise the benefits.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
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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