Xylem Wins $1.7 Million Irrigation Contract in Vietnam
Xylem, an industry leader in fluid technology applications and water solutions, has been awarded a $1.7 million contract with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The pump manufacturer focuses on water transport and treatment, as well as dewatering, analytics, and applied water systems, which will allow it to design and supply customized water pumping technologies for an irrigation project in Vietnam. Through its water solutions, Xylem will be able to provide a reliable source of water at the Phu My pumping station in the Bắc Ninh province for 5,600 hectares (ha) of cultivated land in the area.
As part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Strengthening Water Management and Irrigation Systems Rehabilitation Project, Xylem will improve the province’s irrigation capacity. The pump manufacturer will alter the Phu My pumping station, which already irrigates cultivated land in the Thuan Thanh district, by drawing water from the Duong River. This river is essential to irrigation in the region because the water from the rainy season can be utilized to improve agricultural land.
Robin Wong, General Manager of Xylem Singapore and Regional Marketing Director of Greater Asia for Xylem says, “We are proud to install the first submersible pumping solution in Bắc Ninh province. Our Flygt pumping technology is renowned for consistently delivering optimum performance; our solution will help ensure a reliable irrigation system for this area which is crucial for local agricultural enterprises.”
Mr. Dang Cong Huong, Director of Bắc Ninh Project Management Unit and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam adds, “Xylem’s extensive water expertise and advanced technologies for addressing water challenges such as this give us confidence that this initiative will have a very positive impact on the region.”
Xylem will utilize Flygt pumping solutions in the new irrigation scheme because they offer a capacity of 39,000 cubic meters per hour (m3/h), making them able to cater to 25,000 people in the region. The plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2015.