Grundfos Pump Station Keeps Flooding at Bay
Grundfos, one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers, has provided a new pumping station in Semarang to keep massive flooding at bay. Lying low by the coast, wedged between the ocean and mountains, Semarang is home to approximately two million people and is one of Indonesia’s most important port cities. Because of its geographical location, flood are not uncommon, destroying lives, homes, and businesses. The new pumping station from Grundfos will help combat the flooding problem.
“This is a serious matter, and it is of great importance to the entire region that the flooding can be managed. Hopefully, the station can help shelter the city of Semarang and its citizens from the water masses and provide them with a more secure foundation for their lives,” says Suharsono Adi Broto, head of the work unit for Residential Development and Environmental Sanitation at the Public Works Department in Semarang.
As one of the largest pumping stations in the country, the station in Semarang is equipped with eight large propeller pumps, which can move 36,000 liters of water per second.
The pumping station is the result of a large-scale cooperation involving Brantas, an Indonesian contracting company, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Semarang’s local government, and Grundfos. The pump manufacturer has handled everything from diesel generators, pumps, and control systems to floodgates and gratings at the heart of the station. In addition, professionals from Grundfos have offered service support and the sharing of technical knowledge about the station with the local government, who will be assuming control of the everyday operations.
The Semarang project is the largest project Grundfos has undertaken in Indonesia, making it an important milestone for the company.
“This project has been very important for us on many levels, first and foremost, because we have been able to make a difference for our fellow citizens through our work and solutions. Having said that, the successful cooperation with our many partners has also been of tremendous value for us,” says Managing Director for Grundfos Indonesia, Gert Borrits.