Grand SFAX Pumping Station, Tunisia

The water resources in Tunisia are mainly located in hydro-dams northwest of Tunis.

Two booster pumping stations were installed that will adapt the flow of water to the required consumption along the entire length of the pipeline.

ABB supplied the state-of-the-art DCS control system enabling the two pump stations to adapt their respective flow till each pipeline section reached a stable condition providing exactly the amount of water which is needed at the end of the pipeline.

The two series drinking water pumping stations feed the SFAX region by increasing flow of an existing 93km long pipeline from 1.3 to 2.3m³/sec.

The contract was awarded to a consortium. Within the consortium ABB Germany was consortium leader responsible for the complete mechanical and electrical work.

Main data

Application: Water pumping station
Capacity: 8200 m³/h
Geographical location: Africa / Tunisia
Year of commissioning: 1996

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