Amarinth provides vertical in-line pumps for UK’s Sizewell B nuclear plant

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Amarinth has delivered two vertical in-line pumps to energy company EDF to replace obsolete pumps at the UK’s Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk.

Amarinth vertical in-line pumps ready for shipment to EDF Sizewell B nuclear power station.
Amarinth vertical in-line pumps ready for shipment to EDF Sizewell B nuclear power station.

The Sizewell B nuclear power station is the only pressurised water reactor in the UK.

The power station requires filtered sea water during operation and the new Amarinth vertical in-line super duplex pumps delivered to EDF are to replace existing but now obsolete filtration screen spray pumps for the drum screen wash process. The safe area rated pumps underwent a full suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and carry 3.1 material certification for traceability. The pumps were also delivered to a tight 30-week deadline to coincide with a planned maintenance schedule minimising disruption at the power station.

“We are delighted that EDF has once again selected Amarinth for these new pumps which replace obsolete pumps where the OEM is no longer in business,” said Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth. “Our obsolescence programme for OEM pumps is designed for any organisation facing issues with existing centrifugal pumps where the OEM may have gone out of business.”