Andritz, an international technology group, is set to supply a range of irrigation pumps to India as part of a €60 million agreement.
The recently signed agreement with Megha Engineering and Infrastructures of Hyderabad, India, will see Andritz equip three pumping stations with a total of 27 vertical volute pumps near the village of Kaleshwaram in the Indian state of Telangana.
Start-up of the pumps is scheduled for June 2018.
According to a statement from Andritz, a single pumping station conveys 660 cubic metres of water per second from the Pranahita River and then through other pumping stations into a reservoir. This reservoir will ensure a sustainable supply of water for agricultural irrigation in the cities of Karimnagar, Medak, Nizamabad, Nalgonda and in the Ranga Reddy district.
Andritz vertical volute pumps boast a low energy consumption, a result of their hydraulic efficiency of 90%.
Headquartered in Graz, Austria, Andritz operates in 250 sites across more than 40 countries, employing approximately 25,400 people. The company is an international supplier of plants, equipment and services for a variety of applications and industries.