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Pumps for fifty-two Chinese effluent treatment plants

Posted: Monday 25th January 2010

In August of this year the KSB Group signed a framework agreement covering the supply of pumps and mixers for 52 municipal effluent treatment plants in China. The order is for a total of 335 mixers and 466 waste water pumps of different types and sizes.

The effluent treatment plants are being built in the north eastern and western parts of the south Chinese province of Guangdong. In recent years the province has greatly increased its waste water treatment capacities. Guangdong is home to tens of thousands of factories located in the Pearl River delta which produce approximately a quarter of all goods exported from China. It is estimated that the cities of Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Foshan, only several kilometres apart from each other, have a total population of some thirty million inhabitants.

Despite major investments made in the past, the capacities of the existing effluent treatment plants are far from sufficient to handle the vast amounts of industrial and domestic waste water that have to be cleaned.

KSB was given very little time to select and quote for the required mixers and pumps. As a further order condition, half of the units have to be supplied before the end of this year. The pump manufacturer secured the order because of the success with which similar orders from the Chinese waste water market had been completed in the past.

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