Amarinth has secured a pump order from Groupement Berkine Sonatrach Anaderko for the El Merk processing facility in Algeria.
The order is for an API 610 VS4 vertical pump for closed drain drum pump duties in one of the El Mark oil trains.
The pump will be ATEX certified for use in the hazardous area.
While Amarinth has supplied pumps previously to both Sonatrach and the El Mark facility, this order is the first taken by Itai Choto, Amarinth’s recently appointed sales manager for the Africa territory.
“We are delighted that Itai Choto has taken his first order from Groupement Berkine Sonatrach Anaderko,” said Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth. “With our recent focus and investment in the African territory, and our proven ability to deliver API 610 pumps into the developing oil and gas projects, we are looking forward to continuing to work closely with all end-users, EPCs and contractors in the region."
The El Merk facility is in the southern part of the Berkine Basin which currently comprises four oil and gas fields and is located approximately 300 km southeast of Hassi Messaoud in a harsh remote area of the Algerian Sahara Desert. The El Merk mega project is expected to produce oil and natural gas for the next 30–40 years.