The contract to supply 69 pumps to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for installation on a new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia, has been awarded to Sulzer Pumps. The pumps are scheduled for delivery in several phases between mid-2013 and mid-2014
Sulzer Pumps South Korea will undertake the full project management and complete unit testing. Offshore commissioning and eventual servicing of the equipment will be undertaken by Sulzer Pumps Customer Support Services based in Western Australia.
Various API 610 pumps including OH3, BB2 and BB5 type will be supplied for topside and hullside process and utility applications aboard the 335-meter vessel. The pumps will be manufactured from various locations within the Sulzer Pumps global manufacturing network. 40% of the pumps will be packaged at the state-of-the-art facility in Busan, South Korea. Established in 2011, the packaging facility performs engineering, packaging and testing for bare shaft pumps and components.
Present in South Korea since 1986, Sulzer Pumps has a service centre and packaging facility in Busan and a sales office in Seoul.