Amarinth used video witness testing to good effect on a recent contract from Larsen & Toubro for low shear API 610 OH2 A-series centrifugal pumps destined for an existing Produced Water Treatment Plant on a platform in the Mumbai High North field in the Arabian Sea, operated by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth comments: "Our new state-of-the-art test facility reflects our drive to retain our position as the leading company in the industry to deliver bespoke API 610 pumps on short leadtimes whilst continuing with our significant growth.
We have seen our order book continue to grow over the past year, despite the difficult economic conditions, and this significant investment reflects our confidence in the expected growth of Amarinth in the years to come.
FIRST PUMP ORDER IN SAUDI Amarinth has secured its first order in Saudi Arabia from Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem).
Using its fully computerised fast track ordering and manufacturing capability, Amarinth was able to issue the GA drawing in less than 2 weeks from order placement, just one of the methods the company uses to work to very tight lead times.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth
comments: "We are delighted to have been awarded these contracts from Petrofac which underlines our commitment to providing the very best pumping technologies, short-lead time deliveries and full documentation and support to such demanding major petrochemical projects in the Middle East such as the Asab Development.
In 2003, soon after Amarinth was founded, Kerr McGee was one of the first companies to trade with Amarinth placing an order for spare parts for Girdlestone pumps.
Undeterred though, Amarinth continued to supply parts where the OEM was unable to identify them correctly or took too long to respond.
At the end of 2005, Maersk acquired Kerr McGee and soon after Amarinth won an order from Opus Maxim for API 610 pumps for the Compact Flotation Units (CFUs) to be installed on a Maersk North Sea platform.
This project had particularly tight space constraints but Amarinth found an innovative solution by redesigning the pump base plate, offering low NPSH pumps and supplying its own Protect System seal support systems.
Later that year, Amarinth won an order direct from Maersk Oil North Sea to replace a Girdlestone pump bearing bracket which had been repeatedly unreliable.