Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the delivery of main feedwater pumps and start-up feedwater pumps. The pumps will be installed in two nuclear reactors — Hualong No. 1 reactors — in China, owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. (CNPEC). Sulzer received this order in May 2016 and will complete the delivery of the equipment by the end of 2019.

Sulzer will deliver six high-efficiency main feedwater pumps (HPTd), six booster pumps (HZB), as well as two start-up feedwater pumps (GSG). Electric motors of 11 600 KW and 1400 KW, respectively, will drive the pumps. Sulzer Suzhou, China, will conduct the manufacturing, testing, packaging, installation supervision, and commissioning.

The pumps will be installed in the Fangchenggang power plant, which is located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. CNPEC developed the Hualong No. 1 nuclear technology, which they planned as the main nuclear technology for China to export.

The range of Sulzer feedwater pumps developed for nuclear conventional islands is used globally for different types of reactors. It has been specially adapted and designed for the Hualong No. 1 to meet the exact CNPEC project requirements.

Sulzer, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834, specializes in pumping solutions, rotating equipment maintenance and services as well as separation, reaction, and mixing technology. The company creates reliable and sustainable solutions for its key markets: oil and gas, power, and water. Sulzer serves customers around the world through a network of over 170 production and service sites, and it has a strong footprint in emerging markets. In 2015, the company achieved sales of roughly CHF 3 billion with around 14 000 employees.