Amarinth win further orders for Sahil & Shah fields as part of the Full Field Development Project in Abu Dhabi via Technicas Reunidas. Update on the Carbon Trust project for efficent impellers. New agency signed in India – Padmasri Engineers, plus update on the machinery directive re captive fasteners
Although the overall growth figures for the economy are still not good, a lot of businesses are finally starting to see some signs of a recovery as we head into 2011. We are all looking forward to a return to more normal trading and getting on with building our businesses. Like for many of you, last year was challenging for Amarinth, but we were pleased to announce a number of notable successes as we delivered into some prestigious and demanding projects, completing them on-time and on-budget.
Earlier this year we secured an initial order for $300K of process pumps from leading Spanish engineering and construction company Tecnicas Reunidas for use the Sahil and Shah fields as part of the Full Field Development project in Abu Dhabi.
The order is for eight duplex D1 pumps – four ISO 5199 C-Series horizontal pumps and four ISO 5199 T-Series vertical sump pumps – to be deployed in the Sahil and Shah oil fields in a desert area about 220 km south of Abu Dhabi city in Abu Dhabi.
Tecnicas Reunidas was awarded Package B of the Full Field Development project (the biggest on-shore project ever awarded in the region) by Abu Dhabi Company for Oil Operations (ADCO) in 2009. Amarinth has been involved with this project previously though, having won an order for $4million earlier this year from Petrofac for API 610 pumps for use in Package A of the Full Field Development project in the Asab field.
Amarinth has successfully completed Phase 1 in developing a new process for manufacturing impellers optimised for best efficiency point to better match pumps to the customer’s duty point.
The work is being supported through a grant from the Carbon Trust of £160,000. We have proven that being able to provide optimised impellers will reduce annual CO2 emissions in our target market by 17,000 tonnes by 2020 and 110,000 tonnes by 2050.
The project, which is due for completion in December 2011, aims to reduce impeller design lead time by 25% and impeller foundry pattern costs to 10% of current production methods with a lead time of less than a week. The resulting impellers will reduce energy consumption by between 10% and 25% compared to ‘fit-to-curve’ pumps.
We have continued to expand our global footprint this year by signing Padmasri Engineers in India as our sales agent for high specification pumps, primarily into the Indian oil and gas industry.
This also resulted in a $300K contract from Larsen & Toubro, one of the largest and most respected engineering, construction and manufacturing companies in India’s private sector, for four API 610 A-Series pumps.
The application for these pumps is particularly demanding as Larsen & Toubro require a low shear pumping solution, meaning that the pumps must not emulsify the water and oil as it passes through the pump but it must keep the particles separate.
For more details see the press release or for more information about our API 610 pumps, call us on +44 (0)1394 462 120 or e-mail us at email@example.com
The latest version of the Machinery Directive released last year ushered in a new directive about captive fasteners on guards for new equipment. When removed, the fasteners on the guards must remain as part of the guard so they do not get lost and there is no excuse for not replacing the guard again.
This has proven problematic for industry in designing guards to meet the directive, but Amarinth would like to assure customers that we have an innovative solution using a captive washer that allows the nut to turn but not get separated from the guard.
For more information about our new captive fastener guards call us on +44 (0)1394 462 120 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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