ITT Industries´ Flygt Books Record Order for China Wastewater Plant
SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ITT) will play a critical role in the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant in Shaoxing, a city of one million people on China's east coast, about 250 km south of Shanghai. ITT's Flygt unit has received a record order for 195 submersible mixers, plus all of the control equipment for the units.
plant, which will be able to handle 300,000 tons of waste per day, is the
first wastewater treatment plant in Shaoxing, and will be built at a total
cost of US$60 million. The order is Flygt's largest single order to date for
"Flygt China has broad experience in this arena, having won orders for the
Beijing Gaobeidian sewage treatment plant, the largest in Asia, and the
Zhengzhou sewage treatment plant, which was our largest order to date," says
Peter Mui, Sales & Marketing Director. "This latest order helps our position
to capitalize on this growing market for wastewater treatment and related
equipment. We are helping to meet the global need for innovative fluid
handling technology that plays a key role in preserving the world's fresh
The delta area of the Yangtze River on China's east coast is one of that
country's most developed areas. Shaoxing's major industries include chemical
fiber printing and dyeing, clothing and wine production. With no existing
wastewater treatment plant, the water has been discharged directly into to the
Yangtze River and then onto the East China Sea. The local government has
taken the decision to build a wastewater treatment plant to tackle this
ITT Industries employs more than 7,000 people in nine facilities across
China, producing electronic components such as connectors, switches and
keypads, and a variety of pumps for industrial and municipal markets.
ITT Industries' Flygt (http://www.flygt.com) is the world's leading
manufacturer and supplier of submersible pumps, mixers and aeration systems.
The products are used in water and wastewater plants, for irrigation, in
construction projects, in mines and in the process industry. Flygt has
37 wholly or partly owned sales companies located in more than 130 countries.
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