Florida Everglades Restoration Project
The Morrison pumps will be installed in the Miller Pump Station in southwest Florida, as part of the Florida Everglades Restoration Project, restoring fresh water flow, rehydrating 55 000 acres of drained wetlands, and returning habitat to threatened wildlife communities.
 
The eight high-efficiency Morrison vertical pumps will provide more than 700 000 gallons per minute of total pumping capacity. Six high flow 66-inch Morrison pumps will be driven by Caterpillar C18 Tier 4 diesel engines and contain 30 ft long US Army Corps-type formed suction intakes. The remaining two low flow Morrison pumps will be electric motor driven. Morrison Pump will also provide a physical hydraulic model study of the pump station intake systems and factory pump performance testing for the project.
 
The prime contractor on the project is Archer Western Construction, and the owner is South Florida Water Management District.
 
2016 delivery
Morrison Pump has already completed initial pump engineering and analyses and plans to start manufacturing the pumps in 2015. The pumps, along with diesel engines, speed reducers, electric motors and control panels, are scheduled for delivery in 2016.

 

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