KSB supplies water-link project
Pumps firm supplies motors and pumps to water-link project in Belgium.
The Water-link project in Belgium delivers nearly 190 million m3 of water to over 700,000 customers annually.
As part of the project, a new drinking water pipeline has been laid to water company TMVW in Buggenhout, Belgium.
Critical to the pipeline are six high-efficiency WEG W22 motors which have been integrated into pumps supplied by KSB.
Antwerp Water Works (AWW) began working with TMVW on the Water-link project in 2010. In an effort to improve water supplies, AWW invested in its production centre in Walem.
The first phase, which started in September 2012 and was completed in September 2013, was the construction of a new pumping-station.
The station is designed to boost the flow rate from Walem to TMVW to a peak capacity of 165,000m3 per day. To achieve this, it required six new pumps in the station.
The contract to supply the equipment was won by KSB who has supplied Omega drinking-water pumps, which include motors, for this project.
The pumps can achieve a capacity of 6,815m3, and each pump is fitted with a motor with an output power of 315 kW.
KSB surveyed the market to meet the requirements set by Water-link, and choose WEG W22 motors for their high-efficiency and reliable high performance operation.