Avingtrans’ Hayward Tyler gets £2 million solar contract in Dubai

LONDON: Avingtrans PLC’s subsidiary Hayward Tyler has been awarded a £2 million contract to supply a glandless pump package to major Chinese EPC, Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation, for installation at Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase IV, a 950MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid IPP.

The project will make use of three different technologies to generate clean energy, consisting of 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from a solar tower, and 250MW from PV panels.

Avingtrans designs, manufactures and supplies original equipment, systems and associated aftermarket services to the energy and medical sectors.

The project is acknowledged to be the world’s largest investment project using Concentrated Solar Power on a single location, an unprecedented design for an independent power producer. The Dubai solar park is an important project supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to increase Dubai’s use of clean energy to 75% of their total energy mix by 2050.

Hayward Tyler’s glandless pump packages will be a critical part of the Solar Tower Steam Generator System (SGS) and consist of six forced-circulating pumps and four start-circulating pumps. The pumps will serve the 100MW CSP Tower.

As the inventor of glandless Boiler Circulating Pumps, Hayward Tyler has successfully supplied more than 300 units of glandless pumps to Shanghai Electrical Group over the past three decades for its portfolio of power stations.

Alvin Sim, Managing Director for Hayward Tyler Asia Pacific, said: “This contract represents a major opportunity for Hayward Tyler, and the largest ever for our China facility. We are pleased that Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation has recognized that Hayward Tyler Glandless Pumps will provide the best solutions for these critical services when safety and reliability are of utmost importance.”

Mike Turmelle, Managing Director of the Engineered Pumps and Motors Division of Avingtrans, which owns Hayward Tyler, said: “We are elated that our proprietary glandless pumps will contribute to this ambitious project. We’re proud to be part of the clean energy market.”

Edited by Kiran Khan

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