A Bedford Pumps submersible bowl pump similar to the pumps heading to Casablanca.
A Bedford Pumps submersible bowl pump similar to the pumps heading to Casablanca.
The Port of Casablanca.
The Port of Casablanca.

Bedford Pumps Ltd is to provide five pumps for a dock dewatering application at the Port of Casablanca in Morocco.

The five high capacity Bedford submersible bowl canister pumps in cast iron materials have a duplex shaft, ni-resist back cover tungsten carbide seal, ceramic coating and sacrificial anodes.

The dock pumps will be used in two pumping stations. The larger pumping station is designed to dry a maintenance chamber in a seaport and the smaller dries the residual flow and leakage. The submersible pumps will be required to drain the dock of its 123 000 m3 volume in less than four hours.

The Port of Casablanca handles over 21.3 million tonnes of cargo each year. It also has a marina for smaller vessels and a shipyard for repairs.

This is Bedford Pumps’ second order to the region, following the success of its seawater pumps installation in a fertiliser plant at the port of Jorf Lasfar.