The agreement covers mechanical seals and systems, high-performance couplings and hydrodynamic bearings. A service option has been discussed for a later stage.
 
A consortium led by Eni SpA manages the Zubair project which has a development target of 850 000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) through to 2035.
 
Dave Hill, John Crane’s vice president of first fit sales and projects, said: “As a leader in energy services, we’re proud to be entrusted with this large project and contribute to rebuilding and growing Iraq’s oil and gas infrastructure. The John Crane products chosen are highly engineered and have an established track record for reliability which was a key factor for this win given the long duration of the project.”