Lowara Pumps for World’s Biggest Covered Ice-Skating Rink


You may be mistaken for thinking 12,000m² of ice is a glacier. In fact, it’s the vast Thialf ice-skating track complex in Heereveen in The Netherlands, and Lowara is at the rink’s heart, supplying the water that keeps the skaters skating.

Lowara has worked closely with Remon Water Treatment to create a successful and highly efficient system.

Initially Lowara borehole pumps extract groundwater and supply it to 300m³ capacity tanks. Two iron-removal sets remove the iron in the water and basement water is prepared using a Reverse Osmosis (RO) set. The RO set features a Lowara SV vertical multistage pump and Hydrovar variable speed drive to provide maximum energy efficiency, supplying 30m³ tanks which are used to ‘re-surface the ice’. Between 5000 and 10000 m³ of water is used each year. Remon is a prominent company in the field of water treatment and Lowara supplies borehole pumps, multistage pumps and Hydrovar to support the company’s activities.

About Lowara

Lowara Srl Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza, (www.lowara.com) which is part of the ITT Corporation, is a leader in the manufacture of hydraulic pumps and water handling and control systems. It has 983 employees in Europe, 752 operating in Italy. In 2005 its consolidated sales totalled about 186.7 million euro, or over 232 million dollars.

Source: Xylem Inc.

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