Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos will be assisting Sri Lankan authorities to bring innovative water technologies to the country following its restructuring of regional operations as part of a strategy to drive growth across the Asia Pacific. Company officials have said. “Asia Pacific operations will now come under four geographical clusters including East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Indochina providing a stronger focus on local requirements.”
The aim is to develop new solutions as regards water treatment, water quality monitoring and new digital solutions, as well as to ensure even better use of efficient pump technologies for the countries in the region. Supplying world-class pumps in Sri Lanka for 25 years, Grundfos is focused on commercial building services, water utility, and supporting the industry with leading pump and water solutions.
Grundfos’ most significant projects are supplying pump solutions for Shangri-La Colombo under its commercial building services arm, upgrading works for Lion Brewery as part of the industry, as well as supporting the construction of a water treatment plant for the Vavuniya General Hospital, the second largest hospital in the Northern Province. From an industry perspective, a vital sector the company are focused on is the beer industry, where they provide various water transfers and booster pumps required in their production process, as well as for the gloves production industry.
Sri Lanka has also recently been hit by the worst drought in 40 years; the pump technology could play a significant role in mitigating droughts, in the form of data gathering to determine drought intensities, data-based analytics to detect and prevent water loss through pipe leaks, rainwater harvesting, and energy-efficient water supply. To help drought-stricken cities tackle periods of water scarcity, Grundfos has supplied solutions that can utilise abundant solar energy to power water supply, such as the SQFlex submersible pumping system. The pump system offers the perfect water supply solution in remote areas where water is scarce, and the power supply is non-existent or unreliable.