News for August 2012

News Archive

FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps test new subsea pump

FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps Ltd have completed qualification tests on a new subsea pump that the two companies have developed for multiphase boosting.

Nuclear feedwater pump order for ClydeUnion in Slovenia

ClydeUnion Pumps is to supply a CUP-TWL auxiliary feedwater pump for the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

Layne Christensen celebrates 130th anniversary

Layne Christensen Co chief executive officer Rene Robichaud will commemorate his company’s 130th anniversary by ringing the Opening Bell at The NASDAQ Stock Market on 30 August 2012.

VARNA promotes XD-4 and XD-9 additions

Varna has added two pumps to its XD range of transfer and circulating pumps

SSP introduces medium pressure check valves

SSP introduces the CP/CPA series of medium pressure check valves.

Jet Edge demonstrates cutting edge new products

Jet Edge will be showing its latest water jet cutting technology at the FABTECH, trade show in Las Vegas.

Armstrong plant for prestigious London hotel

Armstrong provides a solution for space limitations at a prestigious refurbishment project in London’s Regent Street.

Wilden promotes Stallion series at MINExpo

A manufacturer of air-operated double-diaphragm pump technology, Wilden, will be promoting its Stallion Series pumps for mining operations.

Xylem scholarships support high school students’ further education

Xylem, through its Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealers Association (GPDA), has awarded scholarships to 14 high school students for college or technical schools.

Grundfos partners with Dutch water supply company Vitens

Grundfos has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with Vitens, a drinking water supplier in the Netherlands, committing both companies to investigate energy saving potential in well fields and pumping stations.

Flowserve agrees US$1.25bn credit facility

Flowserve Corp has completed a new US$1.25 billion, five-year credit facility led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

HMS to produce feed pumps for Vladimir power plant

Hydromashservice, the trading company of the HMS Group, is to deliver feed pumps for Russia’s Vladimir-2 thermal power station (TPS).

Voith delivers pumped storage plants to China and Austria

Voith has received two large orders to equip and modernize pumped storage plants in China and Austria.

UK pump hire company moves to larger premises

Performance Pump & Equipment (PP&E) has invested in new larger premises in Wigan, UK.

DESMI Pumping to manufacture ballast water treatment systems under licence

DESMI Pumping Technology A/S has been awarded an exclusive global licence agreement for the marketing, sales and manufacturing of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S’s ballast water treatment systems.

Flux opens Indian subsidiary

German pump specialist Flux-Geräte GmbH has extended its worldwide distribution network by opening a subsidiary in Pune, India.

Grundfos moves into Silicon Valley

Grundfos has opened a new innovation office in California’s Silicon Valley to support the company’s new business, research and technology activities.

Hydraulic Institute Fall meeting

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced that registration for its annual Fall meeting is now open

Selwood opens pump hire and sales branch

Plant and pump, hire and sales specialist Selwood opens branch in southern UK.

Mott MacDonald wins Abu Dhabi underground pumping station contract

Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Co (ADSSC) has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide contract administration and site overview services for the development of one of the world’s largest underground pumping stations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Weir Minerals Multiflo supports young engineers

Mine dewatering pump specialist, Weir Minerals Multiflo (WMM), has announced an inaugural scholarship programme.

Alfa Laval’s LKB butterfly valves with intelligent control

Integrated valve control and automation aims to give optimal and reliable fluid handling at with simplicity and savings.

Hitachi and Mayekawa plan maintenance JV in Brazil

Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd and Mayekawa Manufacturing Co Ltd are setting up a joint venture company later this year to provide maintenance services for industrial equipment in Brazil’s oil & gas plants.

Franklin Electric buys Cerus Industrial

Franklin Electric Co Inc has acquired US pump starter, control and drive manufacturer Cerus Industrial Inc in a US$25.7 million cash deal.

Grundfos launches MAGNA3 circulator pump

This month, Grundfos launched the MAGNA3 pump to the German market.

IFH Group’s spill containment system

A spill containment system from the IFH Group incorporates a spill containment system to prevent clean ups and ease fluid dispensing.

National Oilwell Varco to acquire Robbins & Myers

National Oilwell Varco Inc is to buy Robbins & Myers Inc in a US$2.5 billion deal.

HMS completes Apollo Goessnitz acquisition

Russian pump manufacturer HMS Group has sealed the previously announced acquisition of Apollo Goessnitz GmbH.

Schaeffler to showcase rotary, linear and ball bearings

Bearing manufacturer Schaeffler (UK) Ltd will be promoting a selection of its linear, rotary and ball roller bearing ranges at the Engineering Design in the UK.

Amarinth wins US$5.5mn in pump orders in Abu Dhabi region

Centrifugal pump manufacturer Amarinth has secured new orders worth US$5.5 million from the National Petroleum Construction Co (NPCC) in Abu Dhabi.

Measuring system upgrade from Bürkert

The fluid technology specialist Bürkert is now expanding its modular measuring system with a new signal input board.

Thompson Pump launches Gator Giveaway

Pump company offers the chance to win prizes at attended events.

PFA linings from Richter Chemie-Technik

PFA lined pumps and valves fixed to road and rail tankers and wagons are helping to ensure the safety of European roads, railways and waterways as the amount of dangerous liquids being carried increases.

SPX Hydraulic Technologies presents hydraulic system tool for wind industry

Part of SPX Corporation, SPX Hydraulic Technologies is presenting its new hydraulic systems and tools for the wind industry at Exhibition HUSUM, 18-22 September in Husum, Germany.

Weir Minerals supplies pumps for Moroccan pipeline project

Weir Minerals has won an £8.6 million contract to supply Warman centrifugal high-pressure pumps for a new 200 km pipeline project in Morocco that will transport phosphate rock from inland mines in Khouribga to the coastal port of Jorf Lasfar for processing and shipping.

AESPUMP expands further

AES Group has acquired James Walker Pump and Valve in Holland, a specialist company providing supply and repair activities.

Brunel University students win this year’s Engineering Insight prize

Four final year B.Eng students at Brunel University took on a design brief from leading global water technology provider Xylem in a new initiative aimed at promoting closer links between industry and academic institutions.

Chemineer introduces Model 20 HT/GT with the RL-3 Ragless Impeller

Combining the Chemineer Model 20 HT/GT mixer with the Chemineer RL-3 impeller creates the ideal mixer for wastewater treatment plant applications.

NOV Mono launches M Range to European market

NOV Mono has announced the availability of its versatile range of ‘mini’ progressing cavity (PC) pumps – the Mono M Range - which have already proven extremely popular for many different types of applications in the UK.

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins Nigerian offshore waste treatment plant contract

Wärtsilä Hamworthy is to supply a sewage treatment plant to the Eiffage Consortium for an accommodation platform for the second phase of Total’s OFON field off Nigeria.

Torishima provides vertical cooling pumps for Californian power project

Torishima Pump is supplying its SPV model mix flow vertical cooling water pumps for the Walnut Creek Energy Project in Los Angeles county.

New peristaltic pump from IDEX Health & Science New peristaltic pump from IDEX Health & Science

IDEX Health & Science has introduced independent-channel control in a peristaltic pump with the Ismatec Reglo ICC for laboratory use.

Nasosenergomash delivers feed pumps for Russian thermal power plant

Nasosenergomash, a subsidiary of the HMS Group, has produced feed pumps for Integrated Energy Systems’ (IES) Perm thermal power station #9 in Russia.