USD 5 million order for ITT Flygt
ITT Flygt will be supplying the submersible mixers, diffusers and piping system for the new biological treatment process at the City of Vienna’s main wastewater treatment plant. The plant is currently undergoing expansion, raising the capacity by 60% to serve the equivalent of 4 million people.
In order to handle the increase of sewage connections in the city of Vienna, the City’s main wastewater treatment plant is being expanded by 60%. As part of this, a new biological treatment process is being installed.
In total 36,000 Sanitaire diffusers and 120 Flygt mixers will be used in 15 tanks. The order, totalling USD 5 million, also includes the supply of the complete piping system inside the tanks, mixer guide bars and project management services. ITT Flygt was awarded the order by lead contractors, Integral, as it was the only company able to meet the oxygen transfer and fluid dynamic demands set by the local water authority in combination with an extended lifetime guarantee.
Diffusers and mixers will be installed in one of the tanks during 2003, which will be used for performance tests. The remaining 14 tanks will be fitted during 2004. Start up of the new biological treatment process is scheduled for the end of 2005.
“This order cements our position in the Austrian market as the leader of submersible liquid handling solutions,” says Willy Schneider, President of ITT Flygt’s Austrian sales company. “Together with our sister company, Sanitaire, we were able to perform the necessary tests in a comparable tank to ensure we could meet all the demands.”
This is the second large order ITT Flygt has received for the project. In 2001 the company won an order for fourteen 225 kW propeller pumps valued at USD 1.6 million.
Source: Xylem Inc.