ITT Corporation is heading a consortium that has been awarded a contract to provide two water pumping stations for Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited’s (SSNNL) Kutch Branch Canal (KBC) Lift Irrigation Project.
ITT will execute this project in a consortium with Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL). ITT’s Flygt vertical column discharge pump sets are at the heart of the system, and will be the largest pumps of their kind to be built and/or operated in India.
The contract also calls for complete pump house equipment including electrical, mechanical and instrumentation.
Combined, these two pumping stations will have the capacity to pump 196 million litres daily. The order is valued at $74 million and is slated to be completed by end of 2012. The KBC project, on completion, will bring water to 279,000 acres of land within 182 villages in the Kutch District.
“This is a moment of pride for all of us at ITT India, as this order has set a new benchmark for large vertical turbine pumps in India,” said Sam Yamdagni, President and Managing Director of ITT India. “We derive even greater satisfaction from the fact that our technology will help bring water to parched lands by efficiently transporting water to where it is needed most.”
ITT Corporation India Private Limited was established in 2007. The company has its Technology Centre and Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, and operates sales offices in all major metro areas. The company employs more than 200 people in India. It’s businesses represent Fluid Technology, Motion & Flow Control and Electronic Components.