Radolfzell/Germany – 1/31/2013. Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), has received an order to deliver 21 of its Allweiler screw pumps valued at more than EUR 300,000 for a power plant in Saudi Arabia. The pumps will be an important part of a gas turbine power plant in Yanbu.
The order includes 21 pumps for moving heavy, crude (Arabian Light Crude or ALC), and lubricating oil. “Hanwha Corporation, our partner in South Korea, will provide systems for the plant; Hanwha has used these pumps in their systems for years,” said Stefan Kleinmann, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Allweiler. “Their positive experience with Allweiler screw pumps and our expertise were decisive factors in granting us the order.”
Pumping liquids like heavy oil and ALC requires special seal types and materials that are selected to fulfill the operator’s specific requirements. Seals must comply with API standards and diagrams, sometimes in the form of double-acting mechanical seals and flushed seals. The materials, in particular, were required to meet very high quality standards. In addition to fulfilling these requirements, the ability to reliably provide on-site support at the power plant in Saudi Arabia as well as at equipment manufacturer (Hanwha Corp. in South Korea) was a critical factor in granting this order.
These pumps will operate on three gas turbine generators at the Yanbu II power plant. Each will provide 230 MW of output, forming one part of a seawater desalination plant. The generators are currently under construction with delivery from Hanwha anticipated early in 2013.
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ABOUT COLFAX FLUID HANDLING – Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), is a global leader in critical fluid-handling and transfer solutions for the commercial marine, defense, oil & gas, power and industry and total lubrication management markets. With a broad portfolio of technologies, products, systems and services and a deep base of application and engineering expertise, Colfax specialists work with customers to understand and focus on their toughest business challenges. As a result, Colfax can find and deliver the best customer solutions that provide the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and longevity with the lowest total cost of ownership. Colfax Fluid Handling encompasses the trusted product brands Allweiler®, COT-PURITECHSM, Houttuin™, Imo®, LSCSM, Rosscor®, Tushaco®, and Warren®.
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