Tyco Flow Control to supply to one of world's largest public-private water infrastructure projects
PRINCETON, NJ, Sept. 22, 2009 -- Tyco Water, a division of Tyco Flow Control, has been selected to support the construction of Australia's largest desalination project, one of the largest public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the world...
• Desalination project critical to improving Australia's long-term water supply
PRINCETON, NJ, Sept. 22, 2009 -- Tyco Water, a division of Tyco Flow Control, has been selected to support the construction of Australia's largest desalination project, one of the largest public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the world. The desalination plant to be constructed in the State of Victoria is critical to meeting the needs of the drought-stricken areas of southern and eastern Australia and has the capability to turn sea water into close to 40 billion gallons of drinking water per year for some 3.5 million people in Melbourne and surrounding areas. As part of the (US) $120 million contract, Tyco Flow Control will supply the project with 6,200 mild steel pipes, stretching across 53 miles and connecting the desalination plant to the Melbourne water supply.
Tyco Flow Control has long provided products and expertise to major water projects in Australia, around the Pacific Rim, and other parts of the world. The company was awarded this latest project due to its ability to provide high performance, durable piping and to deliver the product on an extremely demanding timetable, satisfying the stringent requirements of this vital water pipeline project.
"The technologies provide great potential to save and extend our precious water supplies," said Victoria Water Minister Tim Holding. "Together, we'll bring much-needed, safe drinking water to the people of Victoria."
"Tyco Flow Control is involved throughout the water and wastewater treatment cycle, from the dam to the household," said Patrick Decker, president of Tyco Flow Control. "We are committed to developing products and technology to help meet global water needs, and this project represents a significant step toward building the necessary infrastructure. Our ultimate goal is to reduce our impact on the environment while preserving this precious resource."
Tyco Flow Control's innovative flow management technology enhances the safe and efficient delivery of water to homes, schools and communities. The advanced properties of the materials to be incorporated in this pipeline, for example, will safeguard the pipeline for decades while reducing the energy needed for pumping water. Additionally, the pipes will be manufactured on a newly completed state-of-the-art production line that incorporates 'green' improvements such as reduced energy and water consumption.
Tyco Flow Control's participation in the Melbourne water project is part of its global effort to bring vital infrastructure to local communities around the globe. Its products and services help deliver the planet's essential resources - water, energy and food - to ensure a safer and more sustainable future.
About Tyco Flow Control
Tyco Flow Control, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of valves and controls, water and environmental systems, and thermal control solutions to vital industries including energy, power, water, mining, chemical, food & beverage, and construction. Tyco Water is a division of Tyco Flow Control and provides integrated solutions for the water industry. Tyco Flow Control has more than 15,000 employees in more than 300 locations globally. For more information on Tyco Flow Control, visit www.tycoflowcontrol.com.