Major order successfully completed. KSB has supplied five boiler feed pumps to a Chinese refinery
The major order included five pumps from the CHTR series manufactured in India. The customer, China’s largest offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC, required pump sets with a German certificate of origin so that employees at the Frankenthal factory carried out the decisive production steps as well as the quality inspections and performance tests. In order to still be attractive in terms of price and delivery time, KSB had the Fig. 0 (bare shaft) pumps shipped by rail from the German Group headquarters to Shanghai, where the pump sets were finally assembled, mounting them on baseplates, adding sealing systems, piping, instrumentation and wiring together with the motors provided by the customer.
From Shanghai, the pumps were transported to the construction site at Huizhou about 100 kilometres north of Hong Kong. The boiler feed pumps will be operated there in a new plant. The refinery is going to expand its capacity by ten megatonnes of refinery products as well as one megatonne of ethylene by the end of 2016.