Perth boys to power Poland

PERTH-based Flowserve Corporation has scored $US30 million ($34.37 million) worth of orders to supply pumping systems for what will be Poland’s biggest coal-fired facility.
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Anthony Barich

French power generation giant Alstom put in the order for boiler feedwater and condensate service at two units generating 900 megawatts each for its new USC coal-fired power plant in Opole in southern Poland.

The two units will be operated by Poland’s biggest power producing company Polska Grupa Energetyczna. The USC coal-fired power plant will be the largest coal-fuelled facility in Poland upon completion in 2019.

The pumping systems servicing the two units include type CHTA main feedwater pumps, which are double casing, multistage barrel pumps; and type HDX booster pumps, which are single-stage, radially split, double-suction pumps.

These pumps are built specifically to withstand ultra-high temperatures and pressures, making them ideal for safe and reliable operation at USCs. Flowserve will also supply APKD condensate pumps, which are canned vertical pumps.

Flowserve Sales Organisation president Jim Quain said Poland’s industrial growth necessitated new technologies, and USC was the most efficient coal power plant design available today, reducing environmental impact and meeting regulatory requirements.

In addition to the main feedwater and booster pumps, the Flowserve systems will include electric motors, variable speed hydro-couplings, support systems and required instrumentation. Flowserve will also supervise the installation and equipment start-up.

Flowserve manufactures pumps, seals and valves for the power industry and supports the equipment with a global network of more than 170 Quick Response Centres. Most of the equipment for this order will be manufactured and assembled at the Flowserve facility in Coslada, Spain.

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