KSB AG has delivered 21 pumps to Emschergenossenschaft for use in Germany’s Emscher canal, which is currently Europe’s largest wastewater project. The KSB pumps are employed as main pumps in two new pumping stations run by Emschergenossenschaft in Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen.
The pumping stations in Bottrop and Gelsenkirchen are used to lift the wastewater from the eastern Emscher valley to sewer sections located at a higher level. From there the water flows to the wastewater treatment plants operated by Emschergenossenschaft.
The KSB factory in Halle/Saale produced all of the pump sets for this major project, including two huge pumps in close-coupled design specially manufactured for the Gelsenkirchen pumping station. The biggest pump sets each have a drive rating of 470 kW and handle up to 6480 cubic metres per hour.