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ANDRITZ to supply submersible motor pumps to China for offshore drilling platforms


International technology Group ANDRITZ received an order from the two Chinese shipyards Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, Shanghai, and China Merchants Heavy Industry, Shenzhen, to supply a total of twelve submersible motor pumps for use on jack-up rigs.

Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2014.

The submersible motor pumps (multi-stage centrifugal pumps in combination with maintenance-free submersible motors) pump the raw water for the drilling platform from a depth of ten to 20 meters below sea level. They are specially designed to deal with rough offshore conditions and safeguard against failure due to their reliability.

ANDRITZ Ritz has been operating in the underwater technology sector for more than 65 years and is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of pumps for the offshore sector with these orders.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.


With over a million pumps installed worldwide, ANDRITZ Ritz is one of the leading suppliers of pumps and motors for water supply, mining, offshore, industrial, and wastewater applications. ANDRITZ Ritz pumps have been used all over the world for 135 years to extract water from shafts, water supply wells, and deep wells (up to 1,500 meters) and to treat, transport, and distribute water.

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