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.
New machines, upgraded cranage with a 20-ton lifting capacity as well as a dedicated painting and blast booth will be installed under the project.
When complete, Sulzer customers will benefit from shorter lead times on all repair, reengineering and upgrade projects, especially for large vertical pumps and small steam turbines.
The Baton Rogue centre is a service provider to sectors including power generation, petrochemical, steel and heavy-manufacturing and is part of Sulzer’s global network of service centres.
Expanding its facilities at Baton Rouge is a key component of Sulzer’s ongoing investment strategy.
Glenn Doerksen, president of Pump Services NAM at Sulzer, said: “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.”
Sulzer says that it will be looking to hire new mechanics, machinists, office staff, sales teams and apprentices once construction work is complete.