Weir Minerals wins pump contract in Morocco

The U.K.-based Weir Minerals recently won an £8.6 million contract ($13.5 million) to supply Warman centrifugal, high-pressure pumps to a large pipeline project in Morocco. The 200km pipeline will transport phosphate rock from mines inland in Khouribga to the coastal port of Jorf Lasfar for processing and shipping. The pumps will be used at three pumping stations along the pipeline's route.

Several 500 U-HTPP high-pressure transport pumps will also be positioned in series at the start of the route and these pumps are fed by booster stations, with additional 12/10 T-AHPP pumps also positioned in series. Weir Minerals will also supply standby pumps. The pipeline is scheduled to be completed in 2013 and will replace the current method of transporting the phosphate rock via railroad -- a move that will also significantly increase the mine's output.

The Weir Minerals team in Turkey secured the contract. A new Turkish service center will soon be opened to support the company’s expanding regional client base. The Scottish company delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, transportation, milling, processing and waste management activities. It specializes in a wide range of slurry solutions including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones, wear-resistant linings and de-watering products.

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