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Amarinth cuts pump project costs with video conferencing

The Amarinth API 610 OH3 pump in the process of design for ZADCO.
The Amarinth API 610 OH3 pump in the process of design for ZADCO.

ZADCO required an emergency seawater sanitary pump for the Upper Zakum Offshore Oil Field Development, located approximately 84km offshore to the north-west of Abu Dhabi.

The project was being run to a tight budget so Amarinth proposed reducing costs by minimising travel between the UK and the UAE for both organisations by using video conferencing. In the UAE, the video conferencing was hosted at NAMA, Amarinth’s agent in the country.

Technical and project meetings were conducted via video conferencing allowing project personnel to work together in real time with more interaction and flexibility.

Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, said: “As the oil and gas industry seeks to reduce costs, it is not only in the product design that we can deliver against this but also in the way we conduct business. Both ZADCO and ourselves were delighted with the savings made on this project utilising our video conferencing suite across all stages of the project and we look forward to working with other customers in the same way so that they too can realise the benefits.”