Hayward Tyler Fluid Handling (HTFH) has carried out a number of ‘green’ energy projects this year. For example, it has provided high-temperature/high-pressure canned motor pumps for a Dutch waste-to-heat power plant, which generates sustainable energy from waste material. The plant originally purchased pumps from HTFH back in 2005 and these pumps, along with the new ones, are used in the power plant’s reheater systems, between the first- and second-stage turbines, in order to reheat the steam and improve overall plant efficiency. HTFH has also supplied high-temperature/high-pressure canned motor pumps for demineralised feed-water duties for a new solar-energy power plant in Italy. The experimental new technology uses high-temperature concentrating systems or ‘thermodynamic systems’ to concentrate solar radiation by means of large mirrors. The heat is used to raise the temperature of an auxiliary molten salt fluid, which is then used to produce steam that is subsequently fed into a traditional thermal cycle. This plant integrates a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant and a thermodynamic solar energy system. Another project won by the company involved the supply of remote maintenance pumps for a nuclear waste management site in the UK. The first of these replacement units has already been shipped.