Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced the company was awarded a contract to supply its vertical turbine pumps to McMillen Jacobs Associates for its design, engineering and construction services on the West Kauai Energy Project (WKEP) – a comprehensive, integrated renewable energy and irrigation project which will help the state of Hawaii reach its goal of a future with zero carbon emissions.
Flowserve vertical turbine pumps will enable the sophisticated engineering design of the hydropower and pumped storage components of the project. Upon WKEP’s completion, the project is expected to equip Kauai with 25% of its electricity needs. Specifically, the pumped hydropower will provide twelve hours of daily storage – a significant improvement to the standard storage from existing solar battery facilities which provide up to only five hours. This extended duration will allow the island to run on 100% renewable energy for longer periods of time without requiring sunlight.
Courtesy of Flowserve.