Pumps for Flood Control in Paraguay

At the end of 2021, the KSB Group was awarded a contract for the delivery of 14 large submersible motor pumps for flood control in Paraguay. The pumps are intended for equipping several pumping stations belonging to the “Costanera de Pilar y control de inundaciones” project.
Pumps for Flood Control in Paraguay

KSB pumps of the Amacan type series like those to be used in the “Costanera de Pilar y control de inundaciones” project in Paraguay. (Image source: KSB SE & Co. KGaA)

The pumps are to be used to prevent future flooding during the high-water season along the tributaries of the Río Paraguay. The city of Pilar is located some 230 km south-west of the capital Asunción, on the border to Argentina.

Each of the submersible motor pumps of the Amacan type series weighs six tonnes and is driven by a 370 kW, 380 volt motor. The maximum flow rate of each axial-flow pump set is about 18,000 cubic metres per hour.

Delivery of the pump sets is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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