Sulzer has begun the construction of an all-new 7,200 sq. ft. expansion to its Baton Rouge Service Center in Louisiana. Breaking ground in a ceremony on December 9, 2021, the project is designed to enhance repair, reengineering and upgrade services for operators of all types of rotating equipment in the US Gulf Coast area.
Glenn Doerksen, President Pump Services NAM at Sulzer, said during the ceremony: “It’s really an exciting day for Sulzer and the Baton Rouge service center. This expansion has been made possible by our products, services, customer relationships and expertise. I’d like to thank everyone who has enabled this success – from here we grow and add to our history.”
As a premier independent service provider for rotating equipment and a global pump original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Sulzer offers its customers unrivalled around-the-clock services designed to maximize equipment reliability and availability. Expanding its facilities at Baton Rouge is a key component of Sulzer’s ongoing investment strategy, growing its market-leading capabilities through enhanced service center capacity and equipment.
Once complete, Sulzer customers will benefit from even shorter lead times on all repair, reengineering and upgrade projects – especially for large vertical pumps and small steam turbines. Throughout the duration of the expansion, Sulzer’s usual high levels of service will continue to be available to customers.
The Baton Rogue Service Center is a leading service provider to the power generation, petrochemical, steel and heavy-manufacturing sectors as well as many others. A part of Sulzer’s global network of service centers, Baton Rouge offers a specialized range of 24/7 in-house and field engineering services, delivering projects on reduced lead times and to exacting standards.
The expansion will add to the 10,500 sq. ft. of floorspace currently available at the service center. New machines, upgraded cranage with a 20-ton lifting capacity as well as a dedicated painting and blast booth will also be installed as part of the project.
Beyond supporting Sulzer customers, the new service center expansion will provide increased job opportunities in the local area. Sulzer is looking to hire new mechanics, machinists, office staff, sales teams and apprentices, once construction work is complete.
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com. The Pumps Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders and screens developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.
Throughout the Americas, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment as well as third-party rotating equipment operated by our customers. Our technology-based solutions maximize reliability and lifecycle cost effectiveness.
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