Award for TechnipFMC’s Innovative Subsea Technology
TechnipFMC, a longstanding engineering partner of Sulzer, has won the Hydraulic Institute Award for Innovation and Technology for its innovative products and solutions. The global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems and services was recognized during a ceremony at the Institute’s Centennial Celebration Gala in Florida, USA.
The awards committee recognized TechnipFMC as an innovator in subsea technology. Such innovations have included streamlining subsea operations via combining processes; the introduction of improved research and development strategies such as rapid prototyping and the utilization of condition performance monitoring. In addition, the Institute also commended the business’ commitment to reducing subsea topside dependencies.
Sulzer has worked in partnership with TechnipFMC on a number of high profile offshore projects – with the businesses considered as premium suppliers of high performance subsea pumps and motors respectively. The two subsea experts work in tandem to deliver fully integrated systems for the most challenging environments, servicing the demanding applications that provide our energy resources.
As a globally respected expert in rotating equipment, Sulzer has great involvement in the Oil and Gas sector. Its multi-faceted offering of subsea pumps to support multiphase pumping, water injection and well fluid transport delivers high performance and efficiency for end users. A focus on quality and testing ensures that Sulzer can service almost any application demand or environment, providing reliability and profitability throughout operational lifetime.
Don Underwood, Vice President of Subsea Processing at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are extremely pleased to see our work in conjunction with Sulzer recognized in this most challenging of sectors. We have constantly tried to innovate the approach to our business and offer our customers the best possible solutions.”
Mick Cropper, Technology Director at Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc. and member of the Hydraulic Institute added: “We will continue to develop our partnership to offer end users subsea systems of outstanding performance. Our versatility and joint experience means that we can take on Oil and Gas projects of almost any scale and requirement.”
Sulzer, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834, specializes in pumping solutions, services for rotating equipment, and separation, mixing, and application technology. Sulzer designs, develops and supplies pumping solutions and related equipment worldwide. Intensive research and development in fluid dynamics, process-oriented products, and special materials as well as reliable service solutions help the company maintain its leading position in its focus market segments. The company creates reliable and sustainable solutions for its markets: oil and gas, power, water, and general industry. Sulzer serves customers around the world through a network of over 180 production and service sites, and it has a strong footprint in emerging markets. In 2016, the company achieved sales of roughly CHF 2.9 billion with around 14 000 employees. www.sulzer.com.