The 9.5m long super duplex API 610 VS4 vertical sump pumps will be installed at the Borouge 3 plant in Ruwais, 250 km west of Abu Dhabi city, during modification work on the existing header for the seawater intake.
Borouge, the world’s largest integrated polyolefins complex, is a venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) and European plastics manufacturer Borealis.
The Amarinth pumps include a bespoke baseplate and, due to their length, additional start-up lubrication for the top bearings which automatically switches off once the process feed has reached them. Amarinth also had to carefully size the pumps to be as efficient as possible in order to work within power limitations at the site.
Amarinth secured this second order from Descon Engineering following a competitive tendering process.