Ellon-based rotating equipment services provider Sulzer Wood Limited has been awarded a five-year contract extension to provide pump maintenance services for BP operations in the North Sea. Under the contract, the company will provide pump maintenance support to BP’s Glen Lyon, Clair and Clair Ridge assets.
The contract will create two new roles (a customer support engineer and a technical advisor) and will also increase the service engineer team by 10%.
Sulzer Wood’s General Manager, Murray Wilson said: “We are delighted to be awarded this challenging contract, and we look forward to working in close partnership with the BP rotating equipment team to deliver pump reliability improvements and extended maintenance intervals.”
The contract aims to improve the reliability of pumping equipment on the BP assets and optimize life-cycle costs. This award recognizes Sulzer’s rotating equipment engineering pedigree and its track record in delivering pump reliability enhancement.
It extends BP’s existing 15-year partnership with Sulzer Wood through until 2022, and supports parent company Sulzer’s position as a global rotating equipment supplier to BP.
Sulzer Wood currently employs 80 people at its 5’500 m2 facility in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. The company is a joint venture business established by Sulzer Pumps UK Limited and Aberdeen-based Wood PLC.
The joint venture specializes in critical pump maintenance and provision of bespoke rotating equipment solutions for production-critical equipment in the North Sea.
Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for large rotating equipment. With technically advanced and innovative service and maintenance support solutions, Sulzer provides a turnkey service that provides its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.
Included in this package is a highly efficient and dependable high-voltage coil manufacturing and supply service, delivered from a purpose built facility within the Birmingham Service Centre, UK. It is recognized for producing very high quality coils for high voltage motors and generators; designed, manufactured and shipped by a highly skilled and dedicated team to ensure fast and reliable service.
With an in-house copper rolling mill, Sulzer customers can benefit from round-the-clock manufacturing to ensure that every coil is delivered on schedule. In conjunction with constant quality control and full HV on-site testing facilities, Sulzer can deliver quality, precision and speed, any time, day or night.