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

Amarinth has delivered two separate orders of API 610 pumps, collectively value £1.2 million, for the West Qurna-2 expansion project in Iraq.
One of the Amarinth API 610 OH1 pumps with specialist Plan 53B seal support system previous to cargo to Cannon Artes.
West Qurna-2, positioned roughly 65 km north-west of the seaport town of Basra, is probably one of the world’s greatest onshore oilfields. The growth challenge is anticipated to extend the oilfield’s production capability from the present 400,000 barrels oil per day (bpd) to 480,000 bpd, with a goal to realize a complete production capacity of 800,000 bpd by 2025.
The first order, from Cannon Artes, was for seven super duplex API 610 OH1 pumps. Undiscovered designed pumps are for a low shear application and required specialist Plan 53B seal support methods incorporating air cooled seals and stainless-steel accumulators. All electrical gadgets have been IECEx licensed for use in an ATEX Zone 2 hazardous space. Despite the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic during the design and manufacture, supply was achieved in the required time of simply 32-weeks from order.
The second order, from SICIM, was for 3 super 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, have been solid in a foundry within the UK. Plan 53B seal help methods had been designed to fit inside a constrained footprint and because the pumps were destined for an ATEX Zone 2 area, the motors, seal support techniques, and instrumentation had been IECEx licensed. 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, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, mentioned: “We are delighted to have delivered these pumps to the West Qurna-2 enlargement venture, additional underlining our dedication to projects in Iraq and the Middle East. We have efficiently delivered orders beforehand to Cannon Artes, but this was the primary order Amarinth has received from SICIM, and we look ahead to endeavor further business with them in the future.”
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