Xylem goes for gold with Chinese Olympic project


2008 Beijing Olympics

Beijing, China

Application: Municipal water supply

Xylem has become a major contributor to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, supporting the city’s efforts to build the Olympic village and stadium – and ultimately an environmentally-efficient city infrastructure.

Various pumping solutions will be installed at the 2008 Olympic Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest”.

The climate-control system’s advanced heat transfer mechanism will enhance the stadium’s heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) capabilities for the audience and athletes.

Xylem will also provide technical solutions for the National Conference Center in the Olympic Village. Xylem’s cooling pumps and water supply units will use the Lowara Hydrovar frequency inverter to maintain the appropriate climate and ensure safe water is available for use.

The company has also won several other significant water supply and drainage contracts in Beijing. Xylem was also chosen from among ten other bidders to provide its energy-conserving circulation pumps for the new headquarters of TV station CCTV in the heart of the central business district. Xylem will also supply air conditioning and fire control systems in Beijing’ s tallest building, the Yintai Center, as well as water-supply equipment incorporating Hydrovar to efficiently filter water on Financial Street, a rapidly growing financial center in downtown Beijing.