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Xylem Celebrates 4 Million Flygt Wastewater Pumps Milestone

Xylem Flygt Pump GraphicXylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, recently reached a company milestone with the production of its 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 5 miles (8 km) to the Al Ansab treatment plant in the Middle Eastern state.

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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. Xylem’s Emmaboda, Sweden factory that produced the 4 millionth Flygt pump, also produced the first Flygt pump.

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.

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“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,” said Tomas Brannemo, Xylem senior vice president and president of transport. “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.”

The 4 millionth 500 kw pump stands at 9.35 ft (2.85 m) tall, weighs 5.84 tons (5,300 kg), with a pumping capacity of 132.1 gps (500 l/s) at 66.9 metre 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.

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“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,” said Saud Salim Ambusaidy, senior maintenance manager, Haya Water – Oman. “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.”

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. Ambusaidy and 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.

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