Major String Test Underway
Sulzer Pumps are currently string testing 2 gas turbine driven HPcp injection pumps destined for the Shell Bonga FPSO platform in Nigeria. The pumps each generate over 2,000m head at a flow rate of nearly 1000m3/h.
Each pump is driven by a Solar gas turbine generating over 11Mw. The full skid including the turbine, gearbox, pump and all other associated equipment has been assembled in the specialist test facility at the pump divisions UK factory located in Leeds. Sulzer Pumps are unique in their ability to conduct such tests being the only pump manufacturer in the world with this capability in-house. In addition to the main injection pumps, 20 other pumps are being supplied to the platform.
Sulzer Pumps is the largest of Sulzer’s divisions and is a global leader in the development and supply of centrifugal pumps. The Pump division is also a provider of technical support for all types of pumps and other rotating equipment.
The division’s product line extends from highly complex customized pumps for special applications to an extensive selection of mass customized pumps. Sulzer Pumps provide
pumping solutions to selected industries, including oil & gas, hydrocarbon processing, pulp and paper, power plants, water treatment and distribution facilities, and companies specialized in foods, metals and fertilizers.
About Sulzer Pumps
Sulzer Pumps is not only a manufacturer of new equipment but also operates the world’s most extensive service network in the pump industry. Apart from maintenance, spare parts logistics and repair of pumps and other rotating equipment, the division also offers improvements to the processes and high lifecycle value by means of performance-based maintenance agreements, for example. The services rendered are not restricted to Sulzer products.
Sulzer Pumps employes about 4800 people (June 2001).
After finalization of the Sulzer Medica spin-on July 10, 2001, the new Sulzer Ltd is now a purely industrial corporation. THe portfolio is focused on core activities in leading market positions. Sulzer Metco (surfacing technology), Sulzer Turbomachinery Services, Sulzer Pumps and Sulzer Chemtech (chemical process technology) are each among the Top 3 in their fields. Besides these core activities, Sulzer Hexis will be the first company to enter the promising new market of fuel cells for the stationary and decentral energy supply.
Annual sales for 2000 in these core businesses totalled CHF 1.6 billion. By 2003 we plan to increase annual sales to CHF 3 billion again.