Atlas Copco and ITT in alliance to provide energy saving solutions for wastewater treatment market
April 8, 2009
Stockholm, Sweden, April 8, 2009: Atlas Copco and ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today they have entered into a worldwide strategic alliance, providing significant energy-saving solutions for municipal wastewater treatment plants. Energy-efficient blowers from Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air division are now being jointly offered with ITT aeration and mixer technologies, to reduce energy costs by an average 40% in the secondary treatment phase.
The ITT Water & Wastewater business has determined that 55% of energy costs at treatment plants are incurred by aeration blowers. This led to the decision to collaborate with a blower manufacturer that specified energy efficiency in its core design. The agreement was signed between Atlas Copco Airpower n.v. and ITT Water & Wastewater AB.
“Joining forces with Atlas Copco in this market means we can now offer our municipal customers a more complete solution for reducing energy consumption,” said Jan Pedersen, Marketing Manager of ITT Water & Wastewater. John Williamson, President of the company, explained: “Atlas Copco became our obvious choice in view of its energy-efficient ZB and ZS+ range of blowers. Atlas Copco also has a global organization matching ITT’s worldwide capacity to provide prompt and reliable after-sales service in some 140 countries.”
Rollout of the joint initiative has already occurred in Europe and is now proceeding in North America, Asia and Middle East/Africa. The worldwide market for aeration technologies, coupled to energy-efficient blowers, is considerable.
With its knowledge of energy-efficiency in blower control, Atlas Copco will also support ITT Water & Wastewater with plant audits, resulting in further optimization of installations and operations.
Notes to editors:
Potential energy savings that can be achieved by municipal operators are spelled out in the video Waste Water Treatment Plant in Beauvais (France)
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