|Source: McIlvaine Company|
Operators of fossil and nuclear power plants will spend more than $3 billion in 2014 for pumps to move water, slurries and condensate, with East Asia as the lead purchaser, according to the McIlvaine Company’s Pumps World Market report.
The market in Western Europe is primarily a substitution of other forms of power for coal-fired power plants, McIlvaine says. For example, Flowserve received multiple orders for key pumping systems for the Lichterfelde Cogeneration Power Plant. The orders were booked in the first quarter of 2014. Located in Germany, the 300-megawatt plant replaces an old coal-fired power plant. The Flowserve pumping systems at the heart of this power plant use heavy-duty, radically split, multistage-between-bearings pumps for boiler feed service (BFP) and canned vertical turbine pumps for condensate extraction (CEP). In addition, Flowserve will also provide the pumps for the district heating process, McIvaine reports.
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In East Asia, the big market is new coal-fired power plants. KSB has been awarded contracts by two Chinese power plant constructors to supply four new-generation boiler recirculation pumps, according to McIlvaine. The pump sets are destined for the two new Chinese power stations: Laiwu in the province of Shandong and Taizhou in the province of Zhejiang. The boiler recirculation pumps from the LUVAk series are designed for a pressure of 400 bar and an operating temperature of 425 C.
McIlvaine says the market in the Middle East involves mainly oil-fired plants, which also desalinate seawater. KSB is providing equipment to the YANBU 3 power station in Saudi Arabia that also comprises a seawater desalination plant. For this project, the company will supply mainly 15 large high-pressure boiler feed pumps with variable-speed drives of a total value far beyond €30 million.
From startup in 2017, the power station fired with heavy fuel oil and located at the shores of the Red Sea will generate more than 2,700 megawatts of electricity at five units. It will be used to supply electricity to the west of the country, for example, to cities like Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. The associated seawater desalination plant, which will make use of the power station's electricity and accumulated steam, is to provide 550,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day, McIlvaine reports.
For more about the McIlvaine Company's Pump World Market report, go here.