In November 2006, Sulzer Pumps received a large pumps order from Russia for oil pipelines to be operated by Transneft. The order includes main pipeline, vertical booster and vertical loading pumps. The pipeline is a key infrastructure project in order to transport crude oil from Eastern Siberia to the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline project will be finished in two years. The 1.2 m diameter, 4130km pipeline will transport 1.8 million barrels of crude oil per day by 2008. Sulzer Pumps UK will manage the project, manufacture and assemble the pumps. The pumps ordered from Sulzer will be fully tested together with other significant equipment (electric motors and other electrical supplies) at the company’s test facility at its Leeds site.