Sulzer has been selected (2012) for the supply of pumping solutions for several Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in Spain and India. The scope of supply for the orders includes the design, manufacture and installation of cooling water pumps, feed water pumps, condensate extraction pumps and auxiliary pump packages. The pumps will be manufactured and packaged from Sulzer’s global manufacturing network and will be installed in 2013 and 2014.
The wide product portfolio offering of Sulzer for both the solar island and turbine island has helped contribute to these successes. The orders in India have resulted in a significant increase of pump market share achieved by the CSP projects that were decided and announced in the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The JNNSM policy involves photovoltaic and CSP projects to provide electricity to support the rapidly growing Indian economy.
Sulzer is an active player in global CSP and these recent orders in Spain and in India further reinforce its position and commitment as a major supplier to the global CSP market. Globally, Sulzer has supplied more than 550 pumps for central tower, parabolic trough, linear Fresnel and hybrid integrated solar combine cycle applications since 1985.
Sulzer provides complete system solutions with state-of-the-art technologies. The power generation industry demands clean, sustainable energy from renewable sources as global energy security becomes uncertain. The company combines expertise in renewable, fossil, and nuclear power to develop and tailor pumps to meet the unique demands of concentrated solar power, geothermal, biomass and pumped storage.