Pemex Puts Leistritz Pumps to Work at 3 GOM Platforms

One of the largest twin-screw, multiphase pumps ever ordered successfully completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) at the Leistritz Pumpen GmbH factory in Nuremberg, Germany.

The pump was the first of 16 ordered in August 2009 by Pemex, the national oil company of Mexico. Leistritz will supply these pumps as part of complete packages that include piping, valves, E-buildings, controls and automation. The packages will be installed on three platforms -- Ku-Maloob-B, Zaap-B and Zaap-D -- located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Each multiphase pump will simultaneously transport 12 MBPD of oil and 13MM SCFD of gas at a pressure of 245 PSIG. The pumps will be driven by 2500 HP, 1800 RPM electric motors. After FAT, the pumps will be shipped to a fabrication facility in New Iberia, LA for packaging together with electric motors, piping, auxiliary systems and controls. The complete skids will be barged from Louisiana to Mexico later this year.