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Flowserve to supply pumping systems to French power generation firm

Flowserve, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced it has received a major order to provide multiple pumping systems to Alstom, a France-based global leader in power generation.

The orders, totalling approximately $30 million (€23.6 million), 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 900MW, 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-fuelled 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.

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 start-up of the equipment.