Major order for seawater desalination

18.12.2001

End of October of this year, KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Frankenthal, received an order for pumps for a new seawater desalination plant in Fujairah on the Gulf of Oman for a total of more than DM 30 million.

The scope of the order currently stands at 63 pumps, the ten largest having a 3350 kW motor rating each. The more than 15 metres tall SEZT pumps are made of corrosion-resistant special steel, and each will deliver brine to the evaporation stations at 13.000 m3/h. The new plant will partly operate according to the multi-stage flash method, partly according to the principle of reverse osmosis. Once complete, it will rank among the world's largest drinking water production plants ever built. It will produce approximately half a million cubic metres of desalinated water per day. Since the early '90s, KSB has acquired extensive experience in supplying equipment for seawater desalina-tion plants. Among others, the company supplied all pumps for the Al Taweelah B station in Abu Dhabi. The first deliveries to Fujairah will be dispatched at the end of May 2002. The last pumps to complete the order are scheduled to leave the factory next July.

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