FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps have developed a subsea boosting system that operates on a 3.2-megawatt permanent magnet motor and is capable of handling pressures of up to 5,000 pounds per square inch. "The permanent magnet motor technology requires less maintenance and provides greater speed, efficiency and power than other subsea boosting systems," said Patrick Kimball, manager of public relations at FMC. "The addition of the permanent magnet motor delivers a subsea boosting system that is smaller, more durable and more powerful that competing solutions."

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