News for April 2012

News Archive

KSB supplies wastewater pumps for London tunnel KSB supplies wastewater pumps for London tunnel

German pump manufacturer KSB AG is to supply four 52-tonne wastewater pumps for Thames Water’s new Lee Tunnel which is currently under construction in London, UK.

New leadership at Wilo USA

Mark D’Agostino is the new president and CEO of Wilo USA LLC.

Grundfos invests in new North American wastewater base near Chicago

Grundfos has officially opened a new business development competence centre in Illinois to serve the North American municipal wastewater market.

Energy Recovery repurchases more than 1mn shares

Energy recovery device and pump manufacturer Energy Recovery Inc has acquired over one million of its shares on the open market as part of the stock repurchase program announced last August.

Wartsila Hamworthy firewater pump system delivered to BP Australia

Wartsila Hamworthy has supplied a firewater pump system to BP Australia for its Bulwer Island refinery in Queensland, in a custom-built engineering project with a 10-month delivery schedule.

Flood control at IFAT

Flood control is once again a central theme of IFAT, with one of the event’s core sections featuring pumps, fittings and other products, systems and services for wastewater and sewage management.

KSB develops shut-off butterfly valves for liquefied gas transport KSB develops shut-off butterfly valves for liquefied gas transport

KSB has developed the Triodis valve series, designed for handling fluids with temperatures ranging from -250 to +200°C, depending on their properties, and operating pressures of up to 100 bar.

ITT Goulds slurry pump named technical innovation of the year

ITT Goulds Pumps‘ XHD extra heavy duty lined slurry pump has won the Technical Innovation prize at the Pump Industry Awards, presented by the British Pump Manufacturers' Association.

New dewatering range from HCP New dewatering range from HCP

HCP Pump has developed a new portable dewatering and slurry dewatering range designed for tough applications.

Colfax appoints new CEO

Colfax Corp board member Steve Simms has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.

Aker Solutions expands subsea manufacturing capacity Aker Solutions expands subsea manufacturing capacity

Aker Solutions is investing NOK500 million in its subsea business, doubling the capacity of its manufacturing plants in Norway and Malaysia and adding a new service base in Malaysia.

DXP Enterprises makes three pump acquisitions

DXP Enterprises Inc has acquired three pump distributors: Pump & Power Equipment Inc, Aledco Inc and Force Engineered Products Inc.

Met-Pro secures largest-ever Fybroc order

Met-Pro Corp’s Global Pump Solutions business unit has received a US$6.0 million order to supply 407 Fybroc brand pumps for a very large-scale ocean kingdom attraction located outside the US.

Testing success for AP1000 reactor coolant pump

Curtiss-Wright Corp, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC and China’s State Nuclear Power and Technology Corp (SNPTC) have announced the successful completion of the design, manufacture and qualification of the AP1000 reactor coolant pump.

Fluid Dynamics at AWWA/ACE Show

Fluid Dynamics, a division of Neptune Chemical Pump Co, will be exhibiting its dynaBLEND liquid polymer activation/dilution/feed systems at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (AWWA/ACE), which takes place from 10-14 June in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Blackhawk launches three new piston pumps

Blackhawk Technology Co has developed three new pneumatic pumps.

Xylem launches new product selection mobile app

Xylem Inc has launched a new mobile app for its online ‘Xylect’ product selection tool.

Mega cities on the agenda at IFAT

IFAT Ensorga, which takes place from 7-11 May in Munich, Germany, will host a congress forum called Mega Cities – Mega Chances, where a number of industry experts will speak about supplying water and other resources to large urban areas.

Alfa Laval water generators selected for Norwegian oil platform

Alfa Laval has won a SEK50 million order to supply fresh water generators for an oil platform in the North Sea later this year.

Ebara wins Intel Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Ebara Corp has received Intel Corp’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for the company’s performance in 2011.

PIA – winner responses

The organisers of the Pump Industry Awards, which took place in Solihull, UK, on 22nd March, have published some of the winner and finalist responses.

HMS delivers specialist pumps for Leningrad nuclear plant

HMS Group subsidiary Hydromashservice has signed a contract with Russia’s Atomenergoproekt to provide pumping units for the Leningrad nuclear power plant (NPP) 2.

Metso supplies pumps for new iron ore plant in India

Metso is to provide mineral processing equipment, including various sized slurry pumps, for a greenfield iron ore beneficiation plant that the Abhijeet Group is building in the Saraikela district of Jharkhand in India.

IFAT focuses on geothermal

Water and waterwater show IFAT ENTSORGA, which takes place from 7 to 11 May 2012 in Munich, Germany, will focus on geothermal energy in its events programme.

Diaphragm metering series at water show Diaphragm metering series at water show

Neptune Chemical Pump will be exhibiting its complete line of diaphragm metering pumps at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (AWWA/ACE) on 10-14 June in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Dewatering pumps at IFAT

Tsurumi will be exhibiting a range of its pumps at IFAT 2012,which takes place in Munich, Germany between 7-11 May.

Moyno introduces close-coupled pumps Moyno introduces close-coupled pumps

Moyno has developed the 2000 Model WA and WB pumps in a compact, close-coupled configuration.

Industrial valve market to exceed US$65bn by 2017

The world market for valves used by industry will be worth almost US$65.5 billion in 2017, up US$10 billion on current levels.

Weir Minerals delivers slurry pumps for cutter dredgers

The new Weir Minerals sales and service centre in Nederweert, the Netherlands, has just supplied €750 000 worth of slurry pumps and spare parts to international marine contractor Van Oord.

AxFlow replaces pumps at Royal Ballet School

AxFlow recently replaced ageing water-booster pumps at the Royal Ballet School’s Floral Street campus in central London, in just nine hours.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires National Specialty Alloys

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co has bought National Specialty Alloys LLC, a specialty alloy processor and supplier of stainless steel and nickel alloy to the pump industry.

Sykes Pumps unveils new bio-diesel pump Sykes Pumps unveils new bio-diesel pump

Pump hire specialist Sykes Pumps has introduced a new energy efficient, 6 inch pump unit which houses a Lister engine running on 100% bio-diesel (B100).

Vacon improves drive range

Vacon has made some important improvements to its NXP range of HVAC variable speed drive drives, the company reports.

Derek Jackson receives PIA lifetime achievement award

Derek Jackson, founder & chairman of Hidrostal Ltd, has won the Pump Industry Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding and ongoing contribution to excellence in the pump industry.

Xylem launches ‘great pumping moments’ campaign

Xylem has launched a novel marketing campaign to promote its range of Flygt Ready dewatering pumps.

Xylem engineer honoured for HI contribution

Xylem engineer Stefan Abelin has been honoured by the Hydraulic Institute for his contribution to the creation of a new ANSI/Hydraulic Institute (HI) standard for the factory testing of pumps and an improvement of an existing standard for submersible pumps.

Pump market to reach US$45bn by 2017

The world market for pumps used by industry, municipalities and for irrigation will be worth US$45 billion in 2017, up US$7 billion on current annual sales.

Strong start to 2012 for KSB

In the first two months of 2012, the KSB Group has seen an 18.3% increase in order intake and a 9.8% rise in sales revenue.

WEFTEC 2012: registration opens

Registration and housing are now open for WEFTEC 2012, the Water Environment Federation’s 85th annual technical exhibition and conference that takes place 29 September–3 October 2012 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.