News | March 18, 2014

Xylem Introduces Pumping Systems For Mining Industries At The International Mining Exhibition 2014 In Kolkata, India

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With its participation in the International Mining Exhibition 2014 held in Kolkata, India, Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, recently introduced new pumping systems that reinforce its focus on the global rental business for its premium products being used for the Indian mining sector. IME 2014 is a leading institutionalised biennial international event designed especially for the miners, planners and policy makers to discuss the various issues affecting the Mining, Minerals, Metals and Machinery industries of the Asian region in particular, and also in the rest of the world.

Xylem offers a full service rentals program with a complete line of submersible pumps, engine-driven suction pumps, generators, piping and complementary accessories for long or short-term rental in various countries. Xylem is the only worldwide company to offer complete turn-key water handling solutions, expertise and products in India today. Each rental fleet is organised so that it aligns with and addresses specific services a local customer requires. Xylem’s goal is to offer flexible dewatering rental services and to respond to customers’ needs as rapidly as possible.

As part of the exhibition, Xylem India displayed various state of the art products like Godwin and Flygt, which are specially developed and designed to support and add value to India’s mining operations. Xylem India’s broad range of Godwin pumps ensures the best possible pump to treat dirty water, sludge and anything in between. These pumps have an automated self-priming, discharge head capabilities to 193 m with a single-stage open impeller and a close coupled pump end.

Xylem also produces a range of analysis equipment, pumps and mixers for the mining and mineral processing industries — designed for the most severe applications with a wide range of corrosion- and abrasion-resistant offerings.

The Flygt BIBO 2000 Series Dewatering Pumps are perfect for large mining projects in the iron ore, gold, coal and mineral mines.

Mr. H. Bala, Managing Director, Xylem India stated, “We are happy to be a part of the International Mining Exhibition and provide support for our mining industry clients. Our specially designed products showcase our extensive expertise and advanced wastewater technology solutions. The concept of high-end rental mining equipment is new to India but we would like to be the first to offer this service to our partners. With our success in the field of equipment rental in other countries, we are sure that the concept will be well accepted in India as well, as it supports the mining industry and provides an edge with our innovative value proposition.”

About Xylem in India
Xylem employs 200 people in India, and operates a manufacturing and testing facility, as well as a Research, Development and Engineering Center in Vadodara. The company also has sales and service facilities in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Pune. The company has participated in a number of high-profile water projects in the power, industrial, irrigation and water and wastewater treatment sectors in India, including receipt of a contract to provide water transport systems to the Andhra Pradesh irrigation project.

About Xylem
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2013 annual revenues of $3.8B and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all - that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xylem.com.

SOURCE: Flygt -- A Xylem Brand