Sulzer to spend a million on Aberdeen workshop15 July 2022

Sulzer is merging the electrical and mechanical equipment service capabilities offered by its service centres in Dyce and Ellon, Aberdeenshire during the latter half of 2022. This move will see Sulzer investing £1 million to expand and upgrade the Ellon facility, creating an advanced rotating equipment service centre with the capability to overhaul electric motors, pumps, gearboxes and turbo-compressors under one roof.

The company says that the move 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 it says 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.

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 centre footprint is being expanded to 6,000m2.

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 said: “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.”

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