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Rising to the challenges of difficult trading conditions throughout 2014

Amarinth adapt to new market conditions by developing a Malaysian footprint, and investing in new technologies with a rapid manufacture efficient impeller project

Season's greetings to you all

The political uncertainty in the UK, the price of oil, and the instability in certain middle eastern territories have all resulted in difficult trading conditions throughout the year. We’ve adapted to the new market conditions and our long term strategy of developing our Malaysian footprint has helped us counter the effect of the lower volumes in some traditional markets. In addition to expanding our footprint, we’ve also been investing in research & development, having successfully completed the first phase of our Technology Strategy Board grant for a new rapid manufacture efficient impeller, and we’ve been developing some new products which we will tell you more about in the New Year. These are some of the changes and projects we’ve been working on throughout the year.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

We’ve noticed an increase in enquiries for this type of application, to extract harder to reach remaining reserves in the oil and gas fields around the world. This requires engineers to break new ground to overcome formidable technical challenges and so we’ve used our existing proven hydraulics and adapted our designs to create new variants which are rated to higher pressures and can cope with higher temperatures. We recently completed an interesting project to extract additional reserves that remain in the Alder field in the North Sea which involved supplying API 610 OH2 pumps supplied with API 682 Plan 53C seal support systems that had to cope with suction pressures fluctuating between 1 and 60 bar.

You can read more about how we delivered a solution for this challenging project along with others on our Case Studies page.

Goodbye, and welcome to the new members of our sales team

In our last newsletter we outlined the recent expansion of our facilities at our base in Rendlesham. In addition we’ve recently said goodbye to Malcolm Beard and John Barker who have both now retired after many years of loyal service. I know that they have both diligently supported a number of you over the years and I wish them both a long and happy retirement. We have been working hard behind the scenes on capturing their years of pump knowledge to make sure that we can provide you with the service you have come to expect and have now transferred this to their replacements:

  • Justine Rudolph is now heading up our Spares and Service business and will be happy to assist with your enquiries, including those for your old Girdlestone pumps. You can contact Justine on +44 (0) 1394 421932 or
  • Richard Barnes joins the team as our UK Sales Manager to support our expanding customer base here in the UK. He can be contacted on +44 (0) 1394 421933 or Richard will be happy to help out with your queries or attend site where relevant.
  • Tarek Helamieh, our Middle East Sales Manager, is providing local support to our customers in that region. Following an initial nine months intensive training at our head office, Tarek is now permanently based in Dubai and can be contacted on +971 50 614 4782 or

Technical Bulletins

Last year we developed a number of Technical Bulletins to try and help our customers with issues we felt may be unclear or difficult to understand. These have proven very popular and so we’ve continued to develop other articles, all of which can be found on our website. Current publications include:

  • API 610 – defining the operating regions
  • Winterising pumps – what to consider
  • Tropicalising pumps – what to consider
  • API 610 11th edition shaft stiffness – how does the standard address this
  • Curve selection for vertical sump pumps

We will continue to add new Technical Bulletins to our website which we hope you find interesting.

I would like to thank you all for your support and interest in Amarinth throughout the year and wish you all season’s greetings and a prosperous New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Brigginshaw
Managing Director.

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