Xylem awarded contract for Southeast Asia run-of-river hydropower dam

Sponsored by

RYE BROOK, NY, Aug. 22, 2014 -- A contract worth $19.6 million has been awarded to Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a global water technology company helping to solve the most challenging water issues, to provide custom-made Flygt pumps for the Xayaburi run-of-river hydropower dam in the country of Laos in Southeast Asia.

Located on the Mekong River in the town of Xayaburi, nearly 50 miles south of Luang Prabang in Laos, the dam allows water to be kept within the river's course and minimally raises the water level to allow fish migration between the Upper and Lower Mekong, while providing electricity to about 1 million people in Laos and 3 million people in Thailand.

Several independent fish-passing facilities are included in the design of the dam to accommodate the more than 200 species of fish that inhabit the dam site for spawning and/or dry-season refuge.

Xylem's Flygt AC series customized column pumps have been designed to match the specified pump configuration, hydraulic and materials requirements, to be used to help facilitate fish migration through or around the hydroelectric power dam structure and mitigate the ecological impact.

Construction of the $3.5-billion hydropower dam began in 2012. Commercial operation is slated to begin in 2019.

See also:

"Make Way for Fish: Addressing Barriers to Aquatic Wildlife Migration Created by Old Sewer Infrastructure"

"Dewatering pumps aid Balkans in relief effort following devastating floods"


About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Research reveals dramatic growth of global hydropower expected this decade

Based on new statistics, an unprecedented boom in global hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies.

DOD, NIH awards Cambrian prestigious contracts to further develop advanced biotechnologies

Cambrian Innovation recently won a prestigious contract from the Department of Defense and another two from the National Institutes of Health to further develop biotechnologies to dramatically improve water treatment, testing and remediation.

MWH Global promotes nearly a dozen employees to VP positions

MWH Global has officially announced the promotion of three employees to senior vice president and eight others to vice president. The promotions were confirmed by the MWH board of directors at its August board meeting.

Online Zeta Potential Measurement Provides Water Treatment Control, Cost Reduction

Online zeta potential measurements can provide real-time water quality monitoring and support effective process control under all circumstances. The value of online measurement is illustrated through the experiences of Aurora Water, which is using zeta potential at one facility as both an offline and online tool for monitoring and controlling water treatment processes.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA