Pentair, Inc. announced that it recently was awarded a contract to provide thirteen of the company’s Fairbanks Morse ("Fairbanks") pumps to the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex in New Orleans, La. Fairbanks is part of Pentair’s Engineered Flow business.
Each pump will have a discharge diameter of approximately 15 feet and capable of pumping nearly 700,000 gallons of water per minute. The equipment will be provided through Parson & Sanderson and MR Pittman of Harahan, La., and is valued at approximately $65 million.
"We’re excited to announce the largest contract in our history, one which highlights Pentair’s and Fairbank’s strength in this key market,” said Michael V. Schrock, president and chief operating officer. He added that this contract is one of more than a dozen major flood control projects Fairbanks has won in the last several years.
The Pentair 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. Equipment deliveries are set to commence in 2010 and culminate in 2011.
About Fairbanks Morse Pump
Fairbanks Morse, one of several Pentair pump brands, is an industry leader in innovative pump design and technology serving the municipal, commercial and industrial markets. Based in Kansas City, Kansas, Fairbanks has over 100 years of experience manufacturing custom designed pumping equipment.
About Pentair, INC.
Pentair is a diversified operating company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair’s Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2008 revenues of $3.35 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,400 people worldwide.