Fairbanks Morse awarded US$65mn pump contract

The pump contract is for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex project, which is part of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.

The Fairbanks Morse pumps will handle all flows exiting from 22 miles of levees and floodwalls and ten pump stations into Harvey and Algiers Canals during hurricane events. Each pump will have a discharge diameter of approximately 15 feet and will be capable of pumping nearly 700 000 gallons of water per minute.

Fairbanks Morse is part of Pentair Inc’s Engineered Flow business. “We’re excited to announce the largest contract in our history, one which highlights Pentair’s and Fairbanks' strength in this key market,” said Michael Schrock, Pentair president and chief operating officer.