AMEC awarded contract by BP

AMEC was awarded a contract by BP and the project partners with the Engineering & Procurement Contract with regard to two platforms.These will be used from 2016 in the North Sea to explore Clair, a 220 km² oilfield which lies 75 km west of the Shetland Islands at depths of up to 150 m. Products from Aker Wirth have already demonstrated their worth on numerous rigs in harsh environment conditions like the North Sea. The quality of the pumps persuaded AMEC to award the company a contract for three TPK 2200 mud pumps in May 2011. The gear-driven TPK 2200 high pressure mud pump has a power rating of 2200 PS and can pump up to 1640 liters of mud per minute at a maximum pressure of 7500 PSI. It operates at ambient temperatures from 0°C to +45°C. In addition, use of a single top mounted AC water jacket motor with direct water cooling has enabled the reduction of noise, with the level now lying below 85 dBA. Customer analyses which document the availability of the systems during operation confirm the reliability and efficiency of Aker Wirth mud pumps, with availability rates of 99,9 % being achieved.



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