Expansion iollows Filtermist’s best ever year Filtermist International is to double the size of its Shropshire, UK manufacturing facility following the company’s most successful year in its 26 year history. Work is underway on a new 8000 square foot assembly unit, which will boost manufacturing capacity for its Filtermist mechanical oil mist filters by 80%, following a 12 month period that has seen combined UK and overseas sales increase by some 37%. Filtermist International PLC, Faraday Drive, Stourbridge Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV155BA, UK. Tel: + 44 1746 765361, fax: + 44 1746 766882.
Channel tunnel contract awarded Cross Manufacturing Co. (1938) Ltd has won an order valued at f2/, million for high performance water filtration equipment to be installed for the Channel Tunnel. The order, placed by Trans Manche Link, involves a total of twenty-two automatic self-cleaning online filtration plants to protect pumping and refrigeration equipment in the tunnel’s air conditioning chilled water circuits. Cross high performance water filters have been specified for use in power stations, commercial buildings and various bulk water operations, but the Channel Tunnel application is the largest to date. The equipment will provide permanent filtration of 26 000 tonnes of water flowing at volumes of up to 1 m3/sec. Cross Manufacturing Co. (1938) Ltd., Midford Road, Bath, Avon, BA2 5RR, UK. Tel: + 44 1225 837000; fax: i-44 1225 834115.
Alfa Lava1and ABB sign African agreement Alfa Lava/ Ltd. has signed an historic agency agreement with ASEA Brown Boveri ABB. Alfa Lava1 hope that the new venture will transform its influence in the Sub-Saharan region by improving service to customers and in generating new sales opportunities in a growing market. Surveys behalf Electric have
carried out on of TANESCO, the Utility in Tanzania identified significant
potential growth in three areas: rehabilitation of existing power stations; distillate fuel treatment for gas turbine installations; and waste oil/sludge and waste water treatment system upgrades. Subject to final funding being approved, ABB and Alfa Lava1 hope to receive an order to supply a modern Alfa Lava1 FOPX613 ALCAP fuel treatment system for use on the Ubungo 36 MW Gas Turbine Power Station. This
system will be installed upstream from the existing filterlcoalescer system which has proved costly to operate due to frequent filter element replacement. Safeguarding the operation of the gas turbine installation is critical since the units provide a major portion of the supply to Dar Es Salaam. Alfa Lava1 Ltd., Marine Power Division, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, UK.Tel: +44 781 560 1221; fax: +44 181 847 2559.