Amarinth has supplied four API 610 VS4 vertical pumps with Plan 53B seal support systems for Iraq’s Oil Train 5 Project, Garraf Oil Field Development.
The US$650 000 order was placed by China Petroleum Engineering Procurement & Construction (CPECC). This was the first time that CPECC had ordered from Amarinth.
The pumps were manufactured in Inconel Alloy 625, a nickel-based superalloy with high strength properties, resistance to elevated temperatures and excellent protection against corrosion and oxidation. In addition, the Plan 53B seal support systems required a bespoke mounting configuration and piping design.
Amarinth completed the design, manufacture, and delivery within the required 34 weeks.
“We are delighted with this first order from CPECC, again underlining our strength in the Middle East, and in particular our ability to deliver API 610 pumps into the developing oil and gas projects in Iraq,” said Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth.
Garraf is the fifth largest oil and gas field in Iraq with estimated reserves of 1 million barrels of oil. Petronas and its partners are currently increasing production in the field, and the addition of Oil Train 5 is expected to bring this up to 230,000 barrels per day.