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Amarinth contracted for overhauling services

Amarinth engineers start inspecting the first OSRL oil containment skid. (Image source: Amarinth)

Manufacturer of centrifugal pumps Amarinth has announced it will provide overhaul services to Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)

Amarinth, which provides low lifecycle cost centrifugal pumps and associated equipment, was contracted by John Wood Group PLC for the overhaul of the three oil containment skid packages managed and operated by OSRL. 

Six years ago, Amarinth delivered the Subsea Well Response Project with ten API 610 OH1 pumps with Plan 53B Seal enable systems for a worldwide containment toolkit that can enable subsea well incident response if well shut-in is not immediately achievable. The equipment aids in the containment and rapid evacuation of oil from the water, as well as the offloading of oil into ships for removal from an incident.

The containment equipment is made accessible to the international oil and gas sector through (OSRL) and is always ready for deployment anywhere in the world. OSRL is the world's biggest industry-funded cooperative, and it exists to respond to oil spills wherever they occur, offering preparedness, response, and intervention services to help safeguard coastlines, animals, and communities.

OSRL is wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies around the globe, and its membership represents the majority of the world’s oil production.

With strong demand to replace Russian oil and gas assets, and ongoing unrest in parts of the world, there has been a greater need for the environmental protection that the OSRL oil spill response equipment offers should any incident occur. The three skids that form part of the global containment toolkit must always be ready for deployment which demands a carefully planned overhaul of the skid packages. John Wood Group PLC is tasked with managing this process for OSRL and has contracted Amarinth to undertake the overhaul of the skids. 

Amarinth has consented to a three-month refurbishment plan that will see the three skids, each with three pumps attached, arrive into Amarinth's facilities in Rendlesham, UK, beginning in June. This keeps two skid packages available for deployment at all times. Each skid will be subjected to Amarinth's strip, report, and refurbishment process. This includes a thorough mechanical and hydraulic examination of the pumps, as well as the replacement of all critical components. Engineers with expertise test all non-replacement equipment for wear and to ensure they are within tolerance. The pumps are inspected in-house at Amarinth to ensure that they meet the same requirements as when they were new.

Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, commented, “We are delighted to be supporting the global oil and gas industry on such a critical project. The importance of the OSRL equipment to the world cannot be underestimated. We will be working closely with Wood to ensure that the pumps are overhauled meticulously, and the skids returned to full readiness according to the agreed schedule.”