dws-nijhuis-fairbanks-hg1-pumps-770pxRoyal IHC has awarded Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis an order to supply cooling water, rinsing and gland pumps for two new cutter section dredgers to be built for the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). The order concerns a total of 102 pump sets for both vessels.

dws-nijhuis-fairbanks-impression-csd-350px  Impression of the heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers under construction by Royal IHC.

Dredging in hard ground
Ship builder Royal IHC recently received an order from the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) for the supply of two cutter suction dredgers. These dredgers, which will be used to deepen and maintain the Suez Canal in Egypt, have been specially developed for dredging in hard ground.

"The design for these new vessels is based on a cutter suction dredger previously built by IHC, for which we delivered thirty pump sets almost 25 years ago," said Henk Jan van Essen, Senior Area Sales Manager at Pentair.

Split-case pumps
"After all these years, the performance and reliability of these pumps is still very good", Van Essen continued. "As a result, we were immediately contacted for this assignment. Another important reason why the end customer specifically chose for our product is that we are one of the few pump manufacturers in the world that has a large range of split case pumps."

Each dredger will be equipped with 51 pump sets that range from a variety of Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis pump models to address specific needs of the project. The pump sets will be supplied with different models, ranging from VGT, HG1, HG2 and Venus.

(Top photo: HG1 water cooling pumps, source: Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis)

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Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis
Winterswijk, the Netherlands
+31 543 547 474
Kansas City, USA
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