Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has received a major order to provide multiple pumping systems to Alstom, a France-based power plant. The orders, totaling approximately $30 million USD, were booked in the second quarter of 2014. The pumping systems will be used for boiler feedwater and condensate service at two units for a new ultra-supercritical (USC), coal-fired power plant in Opole, Poland.
The two units, each generating 900 megawatts, will be operated by Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), the largest power-producing company in Poland. This USC coal-fired power plant will be the largest coal-fueled facility in Poland upon its anticipated 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.
"With industrial growth in Poland on the rise, it is increasingly critical to meet the country's need for power supply through safe and efficient operations," Jim Quain, president, Flowserve Sales Organization, said a prepared statement. "We are proud to partner with Alstom, one of the largest international power suppliers, and PGE to support their joint commitment to installing advanced USC technology. This technology is 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 startup of the equipment.
Flowserve is a manufacturer of pumps, seals and valves for the power industry and supports the equipment with a global network of more than 170 Quick Response Centers. Most of the equipment for this order will be manufactured and assembled at the Flowserve facility in Coslada, Spain.