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October 2018

MANN+HUMMEL appoints new chief executive officer


The Board of Directors of MANN+HUMMEL have announced the appointment of Werner Lieberherr as new Chief Executive Officer. He will begin his new role effective immediately. Since 2010, Lieberherr was president & chief executive officer of the publicly traded company B/E Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAV). Following the acquisition of B/E Aerospace …

KSB’s vertical turbine pumps extend product range

KSB, vertical turbine pump

Various designs of the B Pump series are on offer, enabling an above-floor or underfloor discharge. Image credited to KSB The KSB Group has extended its portfolio offered worldwide by adding a comprehensive programme of vertical turbine pumps. The new B Pumps are multistage vertical turbine pumps with a submerged hydraulic system. The pump sets …

WEFTEC 2018 crowd sets record for New Orleans

WEFTEC 2018, New Orleans

With 20,740 registrants, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 91st annual technical exhibition and conference drew the most registrants ever for New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (U.S.) and lived up to its billing as the world’s largest annual water quality event. WEFTEC 2018 also featured 1,019 exhibitors over 299,850 net …

SUEZ strengthens presence in Algeria

SUEZ, Algeria

The Algerian authorities have reaffirmed their confidence in SUEZ for the management of the Société des Eaux et d'Assainissement d'Alger (SEAAL), a company established under Algerian law by a joint public-private partnership involving Algérienne Des Eaux (ADE), Office National de l'Assainissement (ONA) and SUEZ. Since 2006, …

Angelita Fasnacht from American Water receives National Association of Water Companies Living Water Award

Angelita Fasnacht, American Water, National Association of Water Companies Living Water Award

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced American Water’s Angelita Fasnacht as the winner of the 2018 NAWC Living Water Awards. The announcement was made earlier this month during the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio, Texas, United States (U.S.). The Awards programme, established in 2012, celebrates exemplary …

Bristol Water optimises AMP7 investment following PR19 planning success


In preparation for the 2019 Price Review (PR19), Bristol Water has successfully optimised its asset planning and operational improvements for both cost and performance efficiency using a temporary cloud version of Servelec Technologies’ decision support software PIONEER and the water company doesn’t intend to stop there. The Ofwat …

Switzerland’s first CeraMac® water treatment plant operational


PWNT’s CeraMac® technology employed at the Quellwasserwerk Sonnenberg facility of Swiss water utility ewl energie wasser luzern. Photo credit: PWNT The first water treatment plant in Switzerland using PWNT’s CeraMac® system officially opened on 19 October 2018. The plant, to be known as …

Sulzer’s growth strengthened

Sulzer, growth, strengthened

In the first nine months of 2018, order intake rose by CHF 291 million (US$191.57 million), with currency-adjusted growth of 11.7 per cent and organic growth of 7.2 per cent. Currency impact was a positive 0.5 per cent and acquisitions contributed CHF 107 million (US$107.21 million). Order intake grew in all of Sulzer’s target markets with …

The Water Council and A. O. Smith kick off competition that supports freshwater technology start-ups

The Water Council, A. O. Smith, competition, freshwater technology start-ups

The Water Council and A. O. Smith Corporation today announced the next round of the BREW Accelerator competition and BREW Corporate Accelerator competition powered by A. O. Smith Corporation. The programmes are designed to help support entrepreneurs and start-ups that are developing innovative freshwater technologies. The technology categories, …