Andritz to provide pumps for Chinese offshore drilling platforms
Andritz, global supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialised industries, has secured an order from two Chinese shipyards - Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Shanghai, and China Merchants Heavy Industry, Shenzhen - to supply 12 submersible motor pumps for use on jack-up rigs.
Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2014.
The submersible motor pumps pump the raw water for the drilling platform from a depth of 10-20 metres below sea level.
The multi-stage centrifugal pumps in combination with maintenance-free submersible motors are specially designed to deal with rough offshore conditions and safeguard against failure.