ITT Industries to Install Aeration, Mixing System in Mideast Plant

May 12, 2003

ITT Industries, Inc. has been chosen to design, build and commission the aeration, pumping and mixing system at the Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation plant in Kuwait.

The Sulaibiya plant will be the largest water reclamation and reuse center of its type in the world. In the Middle East, a region which represents almost 5 percent of the world's population but less than 1 percent of its water resources, the Sulaibiya facility will help define the direction of future development in the area.

"This is a perfect example of our objective of migrating from a provider of products to a provider of total systems solutions to the municipal and industrial treatment markets. Our products and our design capabilities strengthen the value of the solutions we provide to our customers, and will accelerate our growth in our core market," said Robert Ayers, president of ITT Industries Fluid Technologies.

The initial capacity of the Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation plant will be 375,000 m(3)/day, and will ultimately expand to a capacity of 600,000 m(3)/day. ITT's involvement in the project commenced in January 2003 with the award of a $10.5 million contract from The National Company for Mechanical & Electrical Works. The plant is scheduled to be complete in December 2004.

ITT's project manager Trevor Day and lead engineers Ewan Bennet and Alan Thomson will work in conjunction with ILF, an Austrian Engineering and Consulting firm and The National Company for Mechanical and Electrical Works. They will install more than 50,000 Sanitaire Silver Series Diffusers and almost 2,600 Sanitaire Coarse Bubble Diffusers required for this facility.

They will also oversee the installation of 13 blowers, 45 mixers, 72 flow boosters, 27 recirculation pumps, and over 25 kilometers of air main and flooring pipe work throughout. All installation has been designed with consideration for the intense demands of Kuwait's climate.

Source: ITT Industries, Inc.