Amarinth reconditions pumps on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline

BP, the pipeline operator, quickly contacted Amarinth in order to assess the damage to the pump, and to see any pumps required any further maintenance work; after a pump was run in a dry sump. There was a lot of pressure from the local government to bring the pumps back on-line quickly and Amarinth was given just three weeks to complete any. Amarinth drew a team of technical and mechanical people from its onshore and offshore skilled engineering staff. On arriving on-site they lifted the pump and found that the damage was much worse than anticipated. After fitting required parts and replacing the pump further issues were identified with the impeller, again requiring more parts to be sourced and shipped.

Amarinth was able to rebuild and re-commission the damaged pump and carry out checks on the other pumps all within the deadline.

“We were very pleased to be able to assist BP with the repair and re-commissioning of these strategically important pumps on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. We have built up a team of highly qualified and skilled engineers and support staff who can be rapidly deployed offshore and on-shore anywhere in the world to commission new pumps and assess, repair or replace existing ones. Along with our responsive supply chain and technical partners, who are positioned in major geographical regions, this gives us the ability to react quickly and efficiently to meet our customers’ needs.” said Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth.