Sulzer announces Baton Rouge Service Center expansion
By Keefe Borden02 November 2021
Sulzer has announced the expansion of its Baton Rouge Service Center in Louisiana. The new purpose-built addition to the existing facility will enhance the service capabilities of the center, which specializes in repairs and reengineering for all types of rotating machinery including pumps and small steam turbines, the company said.
The expansion will add 7200 sq. ft. of floor space to the existing 10500 sq. ft. service center. New cranage will double the current lifting capacity from 10 to 20 tons, with a large blasting and paint booth to be added. Additional machining capacity will also further increase the number of repair and reengineering projects that can be carried out at the same time. As well as adding equipment and space, Sulzer plans to hire new mechanics, machinists, office staff, sales teams and apprentices from the local area.
“We are always looking to further strengthen our capabilities to increase our offering to customers. The new facility expansion will allow us to repair larger vertical pumps than ever before locally, optimizing project times,” said Glenn Doerksen, president pump services at Sulzer. “Additional equipment such as 3D scanners will enhance our repair and reverse engineering work for equipment from all manufacturers.”
As a pump original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and independent service provider for rotating equipment, Sulzer offers a comprehensive range of expert engineering services. A dedicated field services department also provides on-site engineering support to customers in the power generation, petrochemical, steel and heavy-manufacturing sectors, the company said.