Amarinth delivers pumps to eProcess Technologies in Equatorial Guinea

Amarinth eProcess 510 API 610 OH2 PumpPumping equipment manufacturer Amarinth succeeded in achieving timely delivery of four high-capacity pumps to eProcess Technologies intended for the Okume Complex, Equatorial Guinea operated by Trident Energy, against the many challenges posed by COVID-19

The 72 wells offshore Okume Complex is located in the Gulf of Guinea, with water depths varying from 45 m to 500 m. As part of an upgrade programme, four high capacity horizontal pumps were supplied to eProcess Technologies. Two API 610 OH2 pumps are for water treatment produced, and two are central injection pumps for process transfer.

The large pumps are made of duplex stainless steel with 3.1 material certification and comprise between five and ten impellers each. They are compliant with Zone 2 Hazardous Area, and it required extensive NDT / NDE.

Once the pumps were assembled, with engineers strictly adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines and working practices, live witness hydro testing was performed remotely using an array of HD webcams and an integrated data software platform from Amarinth.

This allowed eProcess Technologies staff, third-party inspectors and Trident Energy to access ‘real-time’ data and view the results of live tests as they were produced. Finally, Amarinth was able to draw on its agility in engineering and manufacturing to accommodate a split delivery as the pumps were required at various times.

Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, commented, “As we saw the scale and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we quickly leveraged our engineering and commercial agility and investment in remote working technologies to make the necessary changes to our business model ensuring we could work with our customers and suppliers to maintain critical on time delivery of pump orders.

“Our staff have embraced the changes and our customers have shown great flexibility and understanding in working with our revised processes, ensuring everything has run smoothly. At all times, we have followed government guidelines and World Health Organisation best practices to protect our staff, customers and suppliers alike. With the measures implemented, we have not only been able to continue designing and manufacturing pumps and delivering them on time to our customers but have actually seen year-on-year growth in new orders too.”

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