Grundfos to provide water solutions for Oman's $3.5bn The Wave
Scope covers installing submersible pumps with intelligent controllers cloud-enabled Grundfos Remote Management (GRM)
Danish pump manufacturer, Grundfos has been picked to provide innovative digital water solutions at $3.5bn (OMR1.3bn) The Wave waterfront community at Al Mouj Muscat, a joint venture between the UAE-based Majid Al-Futtaim Properties, Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), and Oman National Investments Development Company (Tanmia)
As part of the project, Grundfos will install high efficiency Grundfos submersible pumps with intelligent controllers cloud-enabled Grundfos Remote Management (GRM) to control the pumps bringing water into the creek and lakes.
These sources of water will later cater to the central infrastructure for the new Marina and other leisure activities.
In a statement, Grundfos said that the pumping installation was designed by the company’s specialists, who worked closely with infrastructure engineers, New York Stock Exchange-listed technology-focused defense, intelligence, security, and infrastructure engineering firm, Parsons, and Mohammed Galwash, who led the Al Mouj developers’ team.
Speaking about the innovative water solutions, project engineer for Parsons, TM Sanath, said: “The size and complexity of the massive 270-hectare waterfront site, which has been plagued in the past by water drainage issues, demanded a new approach.”
The GRM system gives Al Mouj engineers a complete status overview of the entire pumping system, providing real-time monitoring and analysis as well as enabling them to adjust and plan maintenance schedules from offices.
According to team leader at Oman Pumps, Kapil Deo, Grundfos solution is “innovative” and comes with major “financial and environmental benefits for Al Mouj, and the local community”.
“By linking cloud-based Grundfos Remote Management technology with the latest digital pumps and controls, we have not only created a highly sustainable solution for Al Mouj, but a template for similar developments throughout the Middle East,” said sales manager at Grundfos, Aaron Fernandes.
“The benefits of digitisation go far deeper than simply improving control and efficiency and cutting energy usage.”
Fernandes added: “Forward-looking companies, like Al Mouj, are already reporting that digitised solutions are helping them to stay afloat during the current COVID-19 pandemic, reducing manpower and operating costs, and providing a critically important boost when revenues are under serious pressure.”