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Technical News

New KSB Impeller Combines Reliability and Efficiency
Against a back ground of growing demands from the ...Against a back ground of growing demands from the water and wastewater treatment industries for submersible motor pumps that resist clogging, deliver reliability and contribute to improving energy efficiency, KSB AG has developed a new centrifugal pump, the Amarex-KRT F-Max that addresses these issues.

Atlas Copco Extends its Range of GHS VSD+ Vacuum Pumps to 1900 m³/h
Atlas Copco has extended its portfolio of GHS VSD+...Atlas Copco has extended its portfolio of GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps with the launch of a new model offering power of up to 1900 m3/h while retaining the revolutionary level of energy efficiency that has been a hallmark of the range. The new GHS 1300-1900 VSD+ is built upon the success of the GHS 350-900 VSD+, which set a new benchmark for vacuum pumps when it was unveiled in 2015.

Xylem Launches State-of-the-Art Biogas Support System for Enhanced Process Efficiency and Reliability
Xylem has launched a new biogas support system – the Flygt BIS 1 biogas support system - specially adapted for the wall-mounting of submersible mixers in biogas digesters. The robust installation system is designed to ensure process optimisation, reliability and safety – as well as holding the mixer in place throughout its use.

New Synchronous Motors Make for Highly Efficient Submersible Borehole Pumps
KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, will be presentin...KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, will be presenting a range of pumps for water production applications. Among them will be submersible borehole pumps with new energy-saving motors up to 150 kW.

Exhibitions + Conferences

50 years of IFAT
IFAT, which takes place from May 30 to June 3, 201...IFAT, which takes place from May 30 to June 3, 2016 at the Messe München exhibition center, is celebrating its 50th birthday. It started out back in 1966, as the “International Trade Fair for Sewage Technology”. Taking part in that premiere were 147 exhibitors from nine countries, and 10,200 visitors from 40 countries—and the exhibition space was 18,000 square meters.

Thirst for pumps is unquenchable at Pump Summit Düsseldorf 2016
The market not yet saturated, consumers around the world keep on thirsting for more water and beer. Drinks companies manage to create appetite for more by creating new beverages. There is no question about it, the market is moving stronger than ever before. In any case, pump manufacturers have the right products to keep drinks flowing in streams and make sure everyone’s thirst is quenched.

Hydraulic Institute to Present at Pump Summit Americas 2016 Conference
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is pleased to announce its participation in the Pump Summit Americas Conference June 13th and 14th, 2016 in Houston, Texas. HI will be sharing its knowledge and perspective as the leading organization at several sessions during the conference. End-Users, Owners, Operators and pump industry professionals are all encouraged to attend.

IFAT India 2016 Promotes Young Talent
Fun and excitement—that´s the idea behind the new Active Learning Center at IFAT India, India´s leading trade fair for environmental technology. This year for the first time, there will be a special area dedicated to training, live demonstrations and skills contests, running for the entire period of the show.

BPMA Presents Seminar Paper at Utility Week Live
Steve Schofield, Director and CEO of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) will be presenting a paper at this year’s Utility Week Live exhibition, running on 17 & 18 May at the NEC in Birmingham.


Lou Torres has Taken on the Task as National Sales Manager of Wangen America
As of April 11th this year, Mr. Lou Torres Jr. has...As of April 11th this year, Mr. Lou Torres Jr. has taken on the task as national sales manager at Wangen America, Torres Jr. will focus in particular on the further expansion of the distribution network of the product range progressing cavity pumps for the markets wastewater, industry, biogas, agriculture and chemistry.


Financial News

GEA Achieves 10 Percent Operating EBITDA Margin in Q1
GEA s order intake rose to EUR 1,144.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. Whereas revenue fell, mainly as a result of a low order intake of small, fast-processed orders in the first two months of the year, the order backlog increased by 8.5 percent compared with December 31, 2015.

MOL Group Announces Q1 2016 Results
MOL Group announced its financial results for Q1 2016. The results imply that MOL is well on track to deliver its guidance and generate at least USD 2bn clean CCS EBITDA in 2016. MOL Group’s resilient integrated business model absorbed the effects of low oil prices as strong Downstream EBITDA growth offset the decline in Upstream profits.

Light Increase in Sales at EagleBurgmann
EagleBurgmann sales rose to 806.3 million euros in the past business year (prior year: 765.8 million euros). The foreign share of sales amounted to 85 %, 15 % were achieved on the domestic market. The number of employed personnel was 5,771 (prior year: 5,908) on December 31, 2015. The weak euro resulted in positive effects in the exchange rate which had a considerable influence on the group figures of EagleBurgmann.

Gorman-Rupp Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
The Gorman-Rupp Company reports financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

The Impact of Non-Traditional Needs and Solutions on Pump Industry Profitability
Investors are attracted to pump companies because ...Investors are attracted to pump companies because of the large size of the pump market and the fact that their products are needed in growing industries such as water treatment.

Pentair Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
Pentair announced first quarter 2016 sales of $1.6 billion. Sales were up 7 percent compared to sales for the same period last year. Excluding the unfavorable impact of currency translation ("FX") and the positive contribution from acquisitions, core sales grew 1 percent in the first quarter.

Acquisitions + Mergers

GF to Acquire Leading Piping Company in Indonesia
GF Piping Systems, a division of GF, announces today the acquisition of PT Eurapipe Solutions Indonesia. It offers a unique platform for further growth in this important country.

Contracts + Case Stories

Amarinth Delivers $1.2M of API 610 High Flow Pumps to Fjords Processing
Amarinth has delivered $1.2M of API 610 overhung h...Amarinth has delivered $1.2M of API 610 overhung high pressure, high flow, low-shear duplex pumps to Fjords Processing for produced water treatment duties aboard the FPSO Catcher which is currently being assembled in Singapore and destined for the Premier Oil operated Catcher field in the UK North Sea.

Abel Diaphragms Pumps at Western USA Gold Mining Site
Hydraulic Diaphragm Pumps HMD-G-80-1000 for Filter...Hydraulic Diaphragm Pumps HMD-G-80-1000 for Filter Press Feed and Electromechanical Diaphragm Pumps EM-100 for Thickener Underflow.


Wilo USA Introduces Three Groundwater Pump Build Centers
Wilo USA, a provider of groundwater pump solutions, is pleased to introduce three Groundwater Build Centers. The centers are designed to allow Wilo s versatile series of submersible pumps to be further accessible to the groundwater markets.