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Xylem marks production of 5 million Flygt pumps

Xylem marks production of 5 million Flygt pumps

The five millionth Flygt pump has rolled off the production line at Xylem’s state-of-the-art Emmaboda manufacturing facility in Sweden, continuing Flygt’s 100-year record of breakthrough water technology innovations. 

A Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated digital intelligence, was the pump to mark this milestone and will serve the UK-based water utility, Scottish Water. The pump delivers energy savings of up to 70% compared to conventional pumping systems and joins a series of high-efficiency technologies supporting the company in its commitment to achieving net-zero emissions.  

Customers from across the world joined Xylem at its Swedish facility to celebrate the milestone on World Water Day, 22nd March 2022.

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Customers joined Xylem at its Swedish manufacturing facility to discuss how intelligent pumping technologies are helping to advance their critical goals.

Hayati Yarkadas, Xylem Senior Vice President and President, Water Infrastructure and Europe Commercial Team commented:

“Water utilities are continuously working to raise the bar for their communities by increasing the efficiency, sustainability and affordability of their infrastructure. For more than a century, we’ve collaborated with customers around the world to advance Flygt technologies that help address their biggest water challenges.” 

Today, these high-efficiency technologies are helping utilities dramatically reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and make fast progress towards their net-zero goals. 

Since installing Flygt Concertor, Heathrow Airport’s Water Services Department has avoided clogging and reduced energy consumption by over 50%, while saving 87.5% of cleaning and servicing costs. While Scottish Water’s trial of Flygt Concertor led to cost savings of £42,000 (~$55,000) per annum and energy savings of up to 40%.

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Xylem representatives celebrate the five million pumps mark at Xylem’s Swedish manufacturing plant. 

The production of five million Flygt pumps also marks a pivotal moment for Xylem’s Swedish manufacturing plant, which has unveiled a new water reuse facility. The reuse facility will make the plant self-sufficient with process water by 2023, and fully self-sufficient by 2025.