Xylem has been awarded a $1.7 million contract with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to design and supply advanced water pumping technologies as a key component of a significant irrigation project in Vietnam. Xylem will help to provide a reliable water supply at the Phu My pumping station in the Bắc Ninh province for 5,600 hectares (ha) of cultivated land in the area.
The project forms part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s ‘Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project’ to improve the province’s irrigation capacity. The Phu My pumping station irrigates cultivated land in the Thuan Thanh district and draws water from the Duong River during rainy season to improve agricultural land.
Robin Wong, General Manager, Xylem Singapore and Regional Marketing Director, Greater Asia for Xylem said, “We are proud to install the first submersible pumping solution in Bắc Ninh province. Our Flygt pumping technology is renowned for consistently delivering optimum performance; our solution will help ensure a reliable irrigation system for this area which is crucial for local agriculture enterprises.”
Mr. Dang Cong Huong, Director of Bắc Ninh Project Management Unit (PMU), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam, said, “Xylem’s extensive water expertise and advanced technologies for addressing water challenges such as this give us confidence that this initiative will have a very positive impact on the region.”
Xylem’s Flygt pumping solutions will form a principal element of the irrigation scheme. With a capacity of 39,000 cubic metres per hour (m3/h), it will cater for 25,000 people in the region.
The plant is due to be operational by the end of 2015.