Amarinth supplies API 610 pumps for the West Qurna-2 expansion challenge in Iraq

Amarinth has delivered two separate orders of API 610 pumps, together price £1.2 million, for the West Qurna-2 expansion project in Iraq.
Pattern of the Amarinth API 610 OH1 pumps with specialist Plan 53B seal support system prior to shipment to Cannon Artes.
West Qurna-2, located approximately sixty five km north-west of the seaport town of Basra, is among the world’s biggest onshore oilfields. The enlargement challenge is predicted to increase the oilfield’s production capability from the present 400,000 barrels oil per day (bpd) to 480,000 bpd, with a goal to attain a total manufacturing capacity of 800,000 bpd by 2025.
The first order, from Cannon Artes, was for seven tremendous duplex API 610 OH1 pumps. The bespoke designed pumps are for a low shear software and required specialist Plan 53B seal support techniques incorporating air cooled seals and stainless-steel accumulators. All electrical objects have been IECEx certified for use in an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous area. Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic through the design and manufacture, supply was achieved within the required time of simply 32-weeks from order.
The second order, from SICIM, was for 3 tremendous duplex API 610 OH3 vertical in-line pumps for produced water therapy. The massive pumps had impellers of over 500mm diameter and the casings, that weigh 1.5 tonnes, were cast in a foundry in the UK. Plan 53B seal assist methods have been designed to suit within a constrained footprint and as the pumps were destined for an ATEX Zone 2 area, the motors, seal support methods, and instrumentation were IECEx certified. Witness testing and inspection was undertaken by Bureau Veritas and a full legalised Iraq documentation package was delivered with the pumps. Delivery was achieved on a brief 38-weeks, regardless of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, stated: “We are delighted to have delivered these pumps to the West Qurna-2 expansion venture, further underlining our dedication to projects in Iraq and the Middle East. We have efficiently delivered orders previously to Cannon Artes, however this was the primary order Amarinth has acquired from SICIM, and we look forward to enterprise further business with them sooner or later.”
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