The contract aims to optimize life cycle costs and improve the reliability of pumping assets.
The contract aims to optimize life cycle costs and improve the reliability of pumping assets.

Scotland-based rotating equipment services provider Sulzer Wood Ltd has been awarded a five-year contract extension to provide pump maintenance services for BP operations in the North Sea.

Sulzer Wood, a joint venture between Sulzer Pumps UK Ltd and Aberdeen-based Wood plc, will provide pump maintenance support to BP’s Glen Lyon, Clair and Clair Ridge assets.

The contract aims to improve the reliability of pumping equipment on the BP assets and optimize life-cycle costs. It extends BP’s existing 15-year partnership with Sulzer Wood until 2022, and supports parent company Sulzer’s position as a global rotating equipment supplier to BP.

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 extension 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 currently employs 80 people at its 5500 m2 facility in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. The joint venture specializes in critical pump maintenance and provision of bespoke rotating equipment solutions for production-critical equipment in the North Sea.