Flowserve to Supply Critical Safety-Related Pumps and Valves


Flowserve Corporation confirmed it has accepted orders to supply critical safety-related pumps and valves with actuators for the first Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) being constructed at Flamanville 3 in Normandy, France by ElectricitA(C) de France and AREVA.

The pumps are being manufactured by Flowserve at a facility in Arnage, France and the valves and actuators in the company s Raleigh, North Carolina facility.

The valve orders for this project, as well as the majority of the pump orders, were recorded in previous periods as bookings by Flowserve.

The EPR Flamanville 3 is expected to be operational in 2012 and represents an important first step in ElectricitA(C) de France s plans to prepare for the eventual replacement of its existing fleet of 58 nuclear reactors that will begin to be decommissioned around 2020.

"We are pleased that Flowserve was trusted by AREVA and ElectricitA(C) de France with an important role in this project," said Lewis Kling, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flowserve. "Our continued participation in projects of this type reinforces the strength we are seeing in the global power market," Kling added.

Flowserve, through predecessor companies, has been manufacturing critical pumps and valves for the French commercial nuclear power program since the first French pressurized water nuclear reactors went into service at Fessenheim and Bugey in the late 1970s and retains the capability to build nuclear pumps and valves to both the U.S. ASME Section III and French RCC-M nuclear codes.

"Our participation in this project fits our strategic goal to remain a global leader in the nuclear power industry providing technologically advanced flow control products and supporting services that are designed to reduce operating costs, and increase reliability and safety," said Tom Ferguson, President of the Flowserve Pump Division.

The pump equipment being supplied by Flowserve for Flamanville 3 includes the component pumps for cooling water, essential service water, and emergency feedwater applications.

"This project continues our long relationship with AREVA, supplying valves and actuators for critical applications in their nuclear power plant design," said Tom Pajonas, President of the Flowserve Flow Control Division.

The valves supplied for the project include the main steam and full-load feedwater isolation valves (MSIVs and MFFLIVs) as well as the electrically actuated main feedwater and low-load isolation valves. The valves all play an important role in emergency plant shut down as well as cooling the nuclear reactor during normal and emergency operating conditions.

About Flowserve Corp.

Flowserve Corp. is one of the world s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.

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