Hayward Tyler nets multimillion-dollar pump package contract for Dubai solar project
The contract, which was awarded by China’s Shanghai Electric Group, is for installation Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase IV, a 950MW concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) hybrid independent power producer (IPP).
The project is touted as the world’s largest investment using CSP at a single location. The Dubai solar park is an important project supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to increase the city’s use of clean energy to 75% of its total energy mix by 2050.
“This contract represents a major opportunity for Hayward Tyler, and the largest ever for our China facility,” commented Alvin Sim, managing director for Hayward Tyler Asia Pacific. “We are pleased that Shanghai Electric Group has recognised that Hayward Tyler glandless pumps will provide the best solutions for these critical services when safety and reliability are of utmost importance.”
“We are elated that our proprietary glandless pumps will contribute to this ambitious project,” added Mike Turmelle, managing director of the engineered pumps and motors division of Avingtrans, which owns Hayward Tyler. “We’re proud to be part of the clean energy market.”
The company’s glandless pump packages will be a critical part of the solar tower steam generator system at the plant, and will consist of six forced-circulating pumps and four start-circulating pumps. The pumps will serve the 100MW CSP tower.