October 22, 2017
Grundfos’ targets UAE and Iran in sustainability push
As part of its ongoing campaign to improve water sustainability throughout the wider Middle East, pump specialist, Grundfos, has this month (October) exhibited its latest intelligent and high efficiency pumping and control systems at two of the region’s leading water industry convention and exhibition events, WETEX in Dubai and Iran’s WATEX Exhibition.
One of the region’s most prestigious shows, the Water, Energy, Technology and Wastewater Exhibition (WETEX) ran for 3 days from 23rd to 25th October at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, and again attracted more than 25,000 of the water industry’s top managers, contractors and specifiers, as well as senior government officials from across the Middle East. It’s equivalent in Iran, the International Water and Wastewater Exhibition (WATEX), now in its 13th year, has continued to grow in popularity, bringing the country’s leading water industry personnel and suppliers to its venue at Tehran’s International Fairground between 16 and 19 October.
A world leader in pump technology and development, Grundfos was using the high-profile events to spearhead a campaign highlighting current inefficiencies in water supply systems throughout the wider Middle East, caused by old, inefficient and wrongly specified pumping systems.
Visitors to the exhibitions were shown how Grundfos is already transforming the situation for many large Middle East water industry operations, using the latest generation of Grundfos iSolutions. These state-of-the art ‘intelligent’ pumping systems bring pumps, drives, control and protection systems together with measurement and communication units, into a single integrated and centrally controlled autonomous unit, ensuring optimal process efficiency, minimal maintenance and maximum energy savings.
“With water management now one of the region’s key challenges as it faces up to the problems of dwindling supplies and rapidly growing demand, these new systems
have already significantly improved efficiency and cut wastage at a number of
water supply plants across the Middle East, said Grundfos’ iSolutions Manager,
Jens Skodt. “There was a very high level of interest in the new systems, with
visitors to both shows amazed at how quickly the investment can pay back in
lower energy bills – in some cases, as little as 12 months.”