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Amarinth wins further bespoke pumps order for Iraq


Amarinth, designer and manufacturer of low lifecycle cost centrifugal pumps and associated equipment, has won another order from Iraq Gates Contracting Company (IGCC), this time for two bespoke API 610 12th Edition VS4 vertical pumps for the Rumaila oilfield, Iraq

This further order for Amarinth from IGCC is for two bespoke API 610 12th Edition VS4 vertical pumps with Plan 53B seal support systems. The 3.5m long flare drain pumps are destined for the supergiant Rumaila oil field, southern Iraq. The Rumaila field, managed by the Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO), is estimated to contain 17bn barrels, the largest oilfield ever discovered in Iraq.

IGCC came back to Amarinth following the company’s previous successful delivery of ten API 610 OH1 condensate transfer pumps for the Rumaila field. Space constraints in the tanks called for a particularly small support plate of just 30 inches in length, and so Amarinth designed a bespoke support plate for the VS4 pumps with a special arrangement that still enables Plan 53B seal support systems to be mounted at the side of the pumps.

The motors, seal support systems, and instrumentation will be IECEx certified and as with the previous order, the pumps will be inspected and witness tested by Bureau Veritas and supplied with a full legalised Iraq documentation package. 

Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, commented, “We are delighted with this latest order of bespoke API 610 VS4 vertical pumps from IGCC, which underlines our on-going support and investment in Iraq. With the orders from IGCC, and the other contracts we have fulfilled in Iraq, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the Rumaila Operating Organization, enabling us to design bespoke pumping solutions on short lead times that successfully meet their needs.”