Sulzer delivers 289 pumps for a desalination project

14 January 2021

Sulzerā€™s advanced global engineering and manufacturing network has enabled the company to build, deliver, and commission 289 high-efficiency desalination pumps to allow construction of the multiple sites in just 18 months. 

Compared to competitor products, the Sulzer pumps offered an average efficiency advantage of close to two percentage points, which provides a highly significant reduction in energy consumption over the lifetime of a plant

To simplify design, construction and operation, the new desalination plants use a highly standardized layout, with a varying number of identical RO process trains installed at each site. Each site uses a selection of Sulzer pumps, including the AHLSTAR single-stage centrifugal process pump, which has been selected for many RO plants in recent years.

The new plants, commissioned as part of the KSA 2030 economic development plan, are designed to significantly increase the availability of fresh water, supporting the growth of tourism and economic activity in the West Coast region of the Kingdom.

Manufacture, test, and installation of all 289 pumps have now been completed on schedule and Sulzer specialists are working with their customers on the commissioning phase of the project.