Amarinth supplies water recirculation pumps to Masdar in Abu Dhabi to service its ‘green city in the desert’


Amarinth supplies water recirculation pumps to Masdar in Abu Dhabi to service its ‘green city in the desert’

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, is leveraging the knowledge from its carbon reduction pump project to supply new pumps into Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the world’s most sustainable eco-city.

Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste. It also plays an integral role in transforming Abu Dhabi’s economy from an oil foundation to a knowledge-and-innovation base by serving as a centralised test bed for global renewable-energy and technology companies.

When Masdar City required pumps for its water recirculation system it needed to best utilise the clean energy generated onsite from roof top solar panels and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East. Masdar approached Amarinth who, for the past two years, have been working on the design and production of energy efficient pumps aided by a grant from the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, and saw Masdar City as an opportunity to put the knowledge gained into practice.

To deliver energy savings in pumps, Amarinth has been developing a cost effective and rapid process for the design and manufacture of bespoke best efficiency point (BEP) optimised impellers that can be produced on short lead times and at an acceptable commercial cost for use in industrial pumping applications. The centrifugal pumps used throughout industry are often a ‘best fit’ selection for a given application from a standard range of pumps and the majority of pumps in use today do not run at their BEP and energy inefficiencies of up to 25% can often be found. When 95% of pump life cycle costs are energy costs this represents a huge saving.

To meet the needs of Masdar City, Amarinth used its reliable and proven C-Series pump as a base unit and then working with the Masdar project team Amarinth has leveraged the learnings from its energy efficient pumps project to design the most suitable solution for Masdar City whilst still delivering within the required 18 week timescale.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “Masdar City has provided us with a unique opportunity to showcase the work we have been doing to provide energy efficient pumps at a commercially acceptable cost and timescale. We are looking forward to working closely with Masdar City on the project and learning further from it so that we can bring this technology to all businesses around the world. Studies we have undertaken have shown that being able to provide optimised impellers for a specific duty will reduce annual CO2 emissions in our target markets by 17,000 tonnes by 2020 and 110,000 tonnes by 2050.”

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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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