USA-based Xylem to open second Indian plant

The American water technology provider, with expertise across water supply and treatment as well as liquid waste management, has recorded strong demand growth in India

August 27, 2018

Xylem’s sectors of operations include agriculture and irrigation, food processing, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, mining and construction, water and wastewater management

The company’s products and services span across hydro turbines, hydronic and steam heating, lighting and power, pumps and pump systems, treatment products and systems

Xylem is yet to decide on the location for the second Indian plant that may involve investment of US$40-50 million. Currently the company makes water pumps at a plant in Gujarat

The ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative has opened up opportunities in the space; India currently has the capacity to process only 25 per cent of the 13 billion litre of sewage produced daily

Xylem Inc, an USA-based water technology provider, is looking to set up its second manufacturing plant in India, according to a report on August 27 by the BusinessLine, citing the company’s chief executive, Patrick Decker. The company, with expertise across water supply and treatment as well as liquid waste management, has recorded strong demand growth in India. Uptake of mechanisation across a growing number of sectors in India has facilitated this demand growth. Xylem’s sectors of operations include agriculture and irrigation, food processing, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, mining and construction, energy and power, municipal water and wastewater management as well as environmental monitoring.

 

The company’s products and services span across hydro turbines, hydronic and steam heating, lighting and power, pumps and pump systems, treatment products and systems, along with product rentals and services. The second plant will cater to the increased demand of water pumps. Xylem is yet to decide on the location for the second Indian plant that may involve investment of US$40-50 million. Currently the company manufacturers a range of water pumps at its plant in Vadodara, Gujarat. The company’s water pumps feature capacity ranging from 20,000 litre per second to 100,000 litre per second. Additionally, Xylem has employed machine learning to improve overall product quality, including pipeline lifecycle.

 

Indian Government’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative has further opened up opportunities in the space, especially since the nation currently has the capacity to process only 25 per cent of the 13 billion litre of sewage that is produced daily. Proper utilisation of waste water can resolve the twin concerns of water pollution and industrial water usage. Herein, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to set up waste-to-energy plants across India. As per a preliminary agreement signed with the Noida Development Authority, NTPC will be using treated sewage water from Noida at its 2.7 GW Dadri Power. The Noida authority will supply 80 million litres of treated sewage water per day to the power producer.

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