Flowserve to provide vertical pump package for California’s Carlsbad desalination plant

IDE Technologies has bought three large Flowserve vertical seawater intake pumps constructed in super duplex stainless steel to supply the highly corrosive raw seawater to the plant.

Eight large Flowserve vertical, double suction, twin volute pumps constructed in 316L stainless steel were also specified and purchased to transfer the potable water from the SWRO plant into the San Diego County Water Authority distribution system.

Israel’s IDE Technologies has been selected to design and subsequently operate the 50 million gallons/day Carlsbad desalination plant for 30 years. The SWRO plant is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be the largest desalination plant in North America.