Sulzer to invest GBP 1 million in upgrade of Aberdeenshire facility to support electromechanical equipment maintenance
Sulzer is merging the electrical and mechanical equipment service capabilities offered by its well-respected service centers in Dyce and Ellon, during the latter half of 2022. This move will see Sulzer investing GBP 1 million to expand and upgrade the Ellon facility, creating an advanced rotating equipment service center with the capability to overhaul electric motors, pumps, gearboxes and turbo-compressors under one roof. The move, which will provide enhanced aftermarket support to the oil & gas, power generation and renewable sectors, allows customers to benefit from a single point of contact, multi-skilled service teams and faster response times.
This merger aligns well with the evolving requirements of the upstream oil & gas sector, where maintenance partnering, close technical support and flexible service teams are key to delivering value for offshore and onshore operators. With a service portfolio combining pumps, compressors, turbines, and generators, the company provides full train support for the sector.
Sulzer equipment has been integral in efficient power generation for decades, and looking to the future, the combined service business will be well-positioned to support the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector in the North-East.
The merger of the two sites will see teams and equipment move from Dyce to Ellon, where Sulzer has made a major investment in modern equipment to support electrical motor refurbishment and load testing. The Ellon Service Center footprint is being expanded to 6’000 sq.m, creating a region-leading electromechanical service base, combining the experience and expertise of the current Sulzer teams in one location.
Delivering customer value
Murray Wilson, Regional Operations Director for Sulzer, explains: “With this significant investment in our rotating equipment overhaul capabilities, we aim to provide a faster and more efficient service for our entire customer base in the North-East. By bringing our mechanical and the electrical expertise under one roof, we are able to optimize service delivery and generate real value for our customers. We want to help them achieve greater equipment reliability and a reduction in the overall cost of their maintenance operations. Our plans are aligned with maximizing economic recovery in the North Sea while also positioning our business for energy transition over the coming years.”
Sulzer has provided rotating equipment maintenance services in the North-East for over 30 years and is well-known for its responsive service and rapid turnarounds for production-critical equipment. This is complemented by a strong focus on proactive, preventive maintenance and reliability improvement, highlighting equipment concerns before they develop into major problems, and providing robust solutions that reduce the long-term cost of operations.
This major investment within our Aberdeenshire business continues our journey to become the principal maintenance and repair partner to the oil and gas industry, following the multi-million-pound acquisition of the Sulzer Wood JV in 2021.
For more information about Sulzer’s facilities and how they can optimize the efficiency and reliability of your rotating equipment, contact Murray Wilson, at email@example.com or head to sulzer.com
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 2021, our 13’800 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).