KANSAS CITY, Jan. 10, 2007 -- Fairbanks Morse Pump, a division of Pentair Water, recently received a contract in excess of $20 million to provide a total of 3,850 cubic feet per second (1,724,800 gpm) additional pumping capacity at the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans, LA. The pump station contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hurricane Protection Office (HPO) Division.
Fairbanks Morse Pump, through its local distributor, Parson and Sanderson Inc., will provide 11 pumps each capable of pumping 156,800 gallons per minute (gpm), driven through a Philadelphia right angle gear by a Caterpillar 1500 horsepower diesel engine. These massive pumps with 72-inch discharge and weighing over 85,000 lbs. each will provide supplementary drainage for the city of New Orleans during the hurricane season.
Fairbanks Morse (www.fmpump.com) is located in Kansas City, MO, with distribution worldwide. Founded in the 1880s, it's recognized as an industry leader in innovative pump design and technology.
Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a diversified company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing products and systems used globally in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water.