ITT to head massive water pumping project in IndiaMay 12, 2011
ITT Corporation has been selected to head a $74 million project in India aimed at providing water to 279,000 acres of parched land. The ITT pumps at the heart of the system will be the largest of their kind to be built and operated in the country.
ITT India will lead a consortium that will provide two water pumping stations for the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited's (SSNNL) Kutch Branch Canal (KBC) Lift Irrigation Project. The project is scheduled to be completed by end of 2012. The two pumping stations will have the ability to pump 196 liters of water per day, carrying water to 182 villages in the Kutch District.
Sam Yamdagni, president of ITT India, said that the contract sets a new benchmark for large vertical turbine pumps in India. "We dervie 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," he said.
In addition to constructing the vertical column discharge pumps, ITT will also provide pump house equipment including electrical, mechanical and instrumentation.