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Sulzer EMS partners with GE Power Conversion to deliver 20% higher power capacity with synchronous motor

20th September 2022
Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services (EMS), in partnership with GE Power Conversion, announced the supply of a custom built synchronous motor for end-user Phoenix Cement Company, which operates under the Salt River Materials Group (SRMG). The motor, a 1,500 hp, 30-pole synchronous motor with collector rings, provides 20% greater power capacity than its predecessor – without causing unnecessary downtime for installation. The original motor was manufactured by GE in 1972 for the Clarkdale Plant in Arizona.

A leading electro mechanical services company, Sulzer EMS has been a long-time partner of GE, together offering an expansive network of products and technology-driven solutions to help customers operate at maximum efficiency and minimize costly downtime.

End-user Phoenix Cement Company is a top US supplier of portland and masonry cements, fly ash and other pozzolans, aggregates, and natural gypsum products. The new GE motor, which is custom-built for the needs of this specific customer, is equipped with proprietary insulation, and enables Phoenix Cement to meet the increasing demand for cement products in a rapidly growing construction market.

Nationwide, industrial plants feel seismic pressure to replace aging machinery without eating into critical production hours. GE Power Conversion’s leading engineering design retrofit capabilities make this possible, empowering the full replacement of machines with zero unnecessary downtime.

Jim Mugford, Sulzer EMS President and Global Head of Electro Mechanical Services, said: “Sulzer EMS is proud to partner with GE Power Conversion and to provide our end-user with one of the most powerful machines on the market. We know our expertise is a value add to our customers and is instrumental in helping them gain a competitive foothold.”

“This is a monumental moment for GE Power Conversion and Sulzer EMS,” said Rodrigo Elias, GE Power Conversion North America General Manager, Industry and Motors. “Not only is this a testament to our machinery’s capabilities, but also to our combined team’s ability to meet the customers’ specific needs and deliver unparalleled service. We believe this machine will change the way our customer does business, and we’re honored to have played a role in their continued growth.”


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Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2021, our 13’800 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN).

The Flow Equipment division specializes in pumping solutions specifically engineered for the processes of our customers. We provide pumps, agitators, compressors, grinders, screens and filters developed through intensive research and development in fluid dynamics and advanced materials. We are a market leader in pumping solutions for water, oil and gas, power, chemicals and most industrial segments.

Through a network of over 100 service sites around the world, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment, but also all associated third-party rotating equipment run by our customers, maximizing its sustainability and life cycle cost-effectiveness. Our technology-based solutions, fast execution and expertise in complex maintenance projects are available at our customers’ doorsteps.

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