Amarinth wins API 610 pump order for Iraq’s Rumaila oil field

An Amarinth API 610 OH1 pump with API Plan 11 seal system.
An Amarinth API 610 OH1 pump with API Plan 11 seal system.

Amarinth has received its first order from Iraq Gates Contracting Company (IGCC) for US$410 000 worth of API 610 OH1 pumps for the Rumaila oil field in Iraq.

The order is for ten API 610 OH1 condensate transfer pumps with Plan 11 and Plan 52 double seals and seal support systems.

The pumps are for the Rumaila oil field, a super-giant oil field located 50km to the west of Basra city in southern Iraq.

The Rumaila field, which is estimated to contain 17 billion barrels, is managed by the Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO), a joint venture between BOC, BP, PetroChina and SOMO.

The ten identical API 610 OH1 pumps were required on an extremely short lead time of 22-weeks Free Carriage Aboard (FCA) from the sea-port in the UK. This will leave Amarinth just 20 weeks for the design, manufacture and testing of the pumps and seal support systems, including full documentation and NACE certification for all process wetted parts.

“This latest order from Iraq underlines our on-going commitment and investment in the region and we are delighted that IGCC approached us to supply these pumps recognising that we were the only manufacturer that could deliver bespoke API 610 pumps in the lead time they required,” said Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth. “In fact, we are seeing that many of the new projects in the Middle East need API 610 pumps on very short lead times as operators start to increase production again, which Amarinth are in a very good position to fulfil.”