Helping to get clean water to southern Iraq
Rotork actuators have been supplied for a project designed to provide an uninterrupted supply of water to the Iraqi province of Basrah and develop the infrastructure to improve the quality of life for the citizens.
Included in the contract, IQ and AWT electric actuators have been ordered for gate valves and ball valves manufactured by JC Fábrica de Válvulas, S.A. (pictured) for new plant that will increase the treated water supply capacity to the province from 4,000 to 16,000 cubic metres/hour.
The project is funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, who are investing $9.5 million to increase the capacity of pumping units at Qurmat Ali and install new chlorination systems. The contract was awarded to the Al Dayar United Company for General Construction in January 2008 and is due for completion by the end of the year.
The actuators on the project are locally supported by Rotork’s UAE sales office in Abu Dhabi.