ClydeUnion Pumps Garraf Oil Field


ClydeUnion Pumps


Garraf oil field, Southern Iraq

Customer Requirement

Emergency power for firewater pump equipment


Feasibility studies, detailed design, mechanical engineering, equipment supply, ancillary equipment, project management, comissioning, genuine parts supply

Power Need

Early production facilities are currently being developed at Iraq’s untapped Garraf oil field, located in southern Iraq, where ClydeUnion Pumps, global specialists in the design and manufacture of pumps for onshore and offshore oil and gas applications, has won the contract to provide the firewater pumps – an essential component in the safe operation of the facility.


ClydeUnion Pumps has selected a custom engineered package from Finning to provide emergency power for the firewater pumping equipment. Finning has supplied two fire pump packages each comprising a Cat 3412 direct-injection, turbocharged, after-cooled diesel engine rated in accordance with NFPA20, the National Fire Protection Association standard.

Each engine is capable of providing 800bhp at 1750rpm. The Cat engine is modified for operation in the desert with radiator cooling and is part of a complete package, which includes the supporting base, the weatherproof enclosure, the controls, cooling, exhaust, and fuel system. This has provided ClydeUnion Pumps with a single-source of supply that meets its precise requirements within the project schedule.

Each Cat engine and ClydeUnion Pumps’ unit is installed by Finning in a purpose-designed, weatherproof enclosure fitted with sand traps to ensure high reliability in the desert atmosphere. A control panel is designed to comply with NFPA20, which is the standard for the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection. In addition each engine and pump package is fitted with a 12-hour fuel tank.


"The firewater pumping system is a critical component in the safe operation of the production facility. Although the units will only operate in test mode for one hour a week, we need to have complete confidence that the engines selected will always be available to deliver reliable, uninterruptible power in the event of a fire.Geoff Keen, Regional Sales Director, ClydeUnion Pumps.