KSB Pumps Make Paris Fountains Gush


HENRICO, Va. - KSB, just in time for the French national holiday on 14 July, the famous Trocadero fountains opposite the Eiffel Tower were ready once again to enchant residents and tourists in the Seine metropolis alike. During a renovation period lasting several years, the operator has equipped the fountains with pumps from Frankenthal and Halle, Germany. This proved no easy task for the Service staff of the pump manufacturer.

The access to the "pump gallery" beneath the ponds was so restricted that each pump set had to be dismantled on site and then reassembled in the underground servicing space below the fountains.

The over 328 foot long fountain pond featuring around 20 water cannons and the neighbouring gardens and museums represent a highlight for millions of tourists as well as Parisians seeking a spot of relaxation. The fountains could only run limited "emergency" displays for some time for technical reasons.

About KSB in USA

KSB began operations in the U.S. and Canadian markets in 1974 and has specialized in highly engineered pump products for industrial and utility power plant services, environmental applications, and water and wastewater processing. KSB's 130 years of experience in centrifugal pump development and design ensure that KSB pumps incorporate quality features that provide efficient performance and the highest level of safety. KSB, Inc. is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified. See www.ksbusa.com for more information.

Media contact:

Sherry Heinly

KSB, Inc.

804-565-8353

sheinly@ksbusa.com

KSB, Inc.

4415 Sarellen Road

Henrico, VA 23231

P: 804-222-1818

F: 804-226-6961

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