Water Journal : Water Journal February 2014
FEBRUARY 2014 WATER 93 Water Business WATER BUSINESS PENTAIR -- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES Pentair has delivered 19kms of ductile iron pipes, valves and ttings for construction of the $40 million Harcourt Rural Modernisation Project. Pentair's 500mm TYTONXCEL PN35 ductile iron pipe will be used to construct the backbone of the new, modernised rural pipeline system. Damian Mackey, Pentair Vice President -- Water Solutions, said that Pentair is unique in Australia, providing a full range of pipeline products and services. "Pentair is Australia's leading manufacturer of pipes and ttings for the Australian water industry and for export. For our customers, Pentair provides the ability to partner with a very large and quality manufacturer that can deliver a premium product on time and to their speci cations. "Pentair recently joined forces with St Gobain PAM, the world's largest supplier of ductile iron pipelines. This alliance means that Pentair can deliver world's best innovation and value for our Australian customers like Coliban Water. "For Coliban Water's Harcourt project, Pentair manufactured a custom DN500, PN35 high pressure valve to incorporate a DN150 integral bypass valve at our Currumbin Foundry in Queensland. "This provides a smaller installation footprint to reduce construction costs, and will reduce the risk of injury to operators and structural damage to pipeline components for the operational life of the pipeline," Damian explained. Victorian Minister for Water, Peter Walsh, said Harcourt's concrete and earthen channel system had serviced rural customers for more than 100 years but had become inef cient. "The Harcourt Rural Modernisation Project will provide a year-round pressurised supply of water to irrigators in the region," he said. "By providing irrigators with greater water security, there will be improved business certainty. This will underpin the sustainability of agriculture in the area." Pentair is also providing logistics support and Pentair's respected industry training for pipe installation. This training is critical to ensuring that the installed system quality of the pipeline meets the design requirements for quality, performance and longevity. For more information please contact Leif. Ericson@pentair.com PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERT IN WATER AND WASTEWATER NHP understands the value of our most precious resource and has quickly adapted to the shift towards the need to recycle and sustain water and wastewater. Be it pumping stations, treatment plants or pipelines, NHP can provide a complete product range suitable for the most complex of water and wastewater applications. NHP's proud involvement in a number of important water and wastewater projects not only highlights our capability in this important industry sector, but the increasing value that projects across Australia are placing on partnering with an expert to achieve results. NHP's involvement in the Cleaner Seas Project in Cairns serves as one such example of where NHP, together with exclusive distribution partner Rockwell Automation, have proven they are ideal for sustainable projects and are able to service a wide range of custom applications. As part of their obligation to meet the requirements of the Queensland State Government's Coastal Management Plan, Cairns Regional Council initiated the Cleaner Seas Alliance, which involved extensive upgrades at four major wastewater treatment plants in the region. The $188M project was based around upgrading the Marlin Coast Treatment Plant, the Northern Treatment Plant, the Southern Treatment Plant, and the Edmonton Treatment Plant. The major goals of the work undertaken on these projects included: • Reducing the nutrients being discharged to the Great Barrier Reef by up to 80%; • Increasing the capacity of the plants given the rapidly increasing population and region of Cairns; Pentair Vice President Water Solutions Damian Mackey (left) and Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh. Pentair's 500mm TYTONXCEL PN35 ductile iron pipe.
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