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Xylem celebrates 4 million Flygt wastewater pumps solving water challenges worldwide

October 6, 2015

Fantastic Flygt Facts:

  • 4 million Flygt wastewater pumps* would fill over 3,000 Olympic size swimming pools in just one second
  • 4 million Flygt wastewater pumps would empty the entire Baltic sea in just one month
  • The largest Flygt submersible can pump 535,600 m3 of water, the equivalent of 214 Olympic-sized swimming pools, in 24 hours
  • The world's first submersible drainage pump was produced by Flygt in 1947 and the world's first submersible sewage pump in 1956. The first clean water Flygt pump was launched in 1930.


EMMABODA, Sweden – September 29th, 2015 - Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, has produced the 4 millionth Flygt wastewater pump at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sweden. Xylem is the first international pump manufacturer to have produced this quantity of wastewater pumps at the same facility. The 4 millionth Flygt wastewater pump will support the efficient operation of the central pumping station at Azaibah, Muscat, Oman which pumps wastewater across eight kilometers to the Al Ansab treatment plant in the Middle Eastern state.

Xylem's Flygt brand has a 100 year legacy of innovation in pumping, from developing the first submerged pumps to designing the non-clogging N-impeller, to producing wear resistant hydraulics. The very first Flygt pump was manufactured at Xylem's factory in Emmaboda, Sweden. Xylem's Flygt pumps are also produced at manufacturing sites around the world in China, India, the United States and Argentina. The company applies its expertise and technologies to solve complex global water challenges including removing flood waters from New York and New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy, providing energy efficient wastewater pumping at Heathrow airport and preventing flooding of downtown Kuala Lumpur.

The 4 millionth 500 kilowatt (kw) pump stands at 2.85 meters in height, 5,300 kilograms weight, with a pumping capacity of 500 liters per second at 66.9 meter head. It features Flygt´s state-of-the-art monitoring system for operational safety, and accessible data review. When the existing Flygt pumps in the central pumping station require routine maintenance, the 4 millionth pump will ensure that this critical pumping station can continue to operate efficiently.

Mr. Saud Salim Ambusaidy, Senior Maintenance Manager, Haya Water - Oman, said, "Producing 4 million wastewater pumps at this facility is a testament to the illustrious legacy of Xylem's Flygt brand and the significant impact this brand has had, and continues to have, on solving water issues worldwide. This central pumping station is a crucial part of the sewage system in Oman - we need reliable, robust pumps to ensure that we provide a dependable service. Since 2006, Xylem has supported us to do this and we are confident that the company will continue to facilitate an efficient water service into the future."

Tomas Brannemo, Xylem Senior Vice President and President of Transport, said, "As the original submersible wastewater pump, the Flygt pump transformed the wastewater industry and we have continued to innovate since that time. We are very proud of the brand's rich heritage and this 4 millionth Flygt wastewater pump will play a key role in supporting a sustainable environment in Oman. I also look forward to many future milestones and believe the expertise, innovation and market-leading technology at Xylem will ensure customers always have the most advanced and efficient water pump solutions in the industry."

Mr. Ambusaidy, Haya Water and Mr Mustafa Bawab, General Manager with distributor Gulf Development and Construction (INMA) LLC attended an event hosted by Xylem at the Emmaboda facility in Sweden to mark the milestone achievement.


4 millionth Flygt pump features:

Capacity: 500 liters per second at 67 meter head (high head pump)

Height: 2.85 M

Weight: 5,300 Kg

Location: Central Pumping Station at Azaibah, Muscat, Oman

About Haya Water

Haya Water is a state organization formed in 2002 to build and operate the wastewater infrastructure in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Since 2012, Haya Water has operated all wastewater facilities in Oman.

Xylem is a preferred manufacturer/supplier of Haya Water. Flygt pumps and mixers facilitate the smooth operation of almost all Haya Water plants.

* refers to the 3800 Flygt wastewater pump

 

 

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world's most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2014 revenues of $3.9 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit www.xyleminc.com

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