Sulzer to provide pumps for Canadian salt caverns storage project

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The Sulzer pumps, which will be used to inject hydrocarbons at a very high pressure into salt caverns for storage, will be shipped in the first quarter of 2016.

The CP Volute Style Pumps for the ethylene service will be designed, engineered, manufactured and tested in Portland, Oregon, USA.

The GSG Diffuser Style Bare Shaft Pump will be designed, engineered, and manufactured in Jundiai, Brazil, and packaged and tested in Portland.

Sulzer’s sales, tendering and engineering teams from Canada, USA, and Brazil worked to meet the customer’s technical and commercial expectations.

In addition to the delivery, Sulzer will look after staff training, repair and other services as required for the complete life cycle of the pumps.

Strathcona Storage Limited Partnership, a company formed by ATCO Energy Solutions Ltd and Petrogas Energy Corp, is developing four caverns with a total capacity to store 400 000 m3 of natural gas liquids. The first two caverns are set to start operating in autumn 2016, with the other two ready in autumn 2017. The project will help to move natural gas liquid products to North American and international export markets.