- KBL is the primary supplier of Vertical Turbine (VT) pumps and commissioned the relevant pump houses for the scheme
- About 4,238 acres of agricultural land would be irrigated from the scheme, which will positively influence the lives of around 16.44 lakh farmers
Tamil Nadu, 24th March 2021: Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL), a world-class pump manufacturing company with proficiency in engineering and manufacture of systems for fluid management, is proud to be associated with the Mettur Surplus Water Scheme inaugurated recently by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami. The surplus water scheme is expected to fill water bodies in dry parts of the Salem district, facilitating better use of water for agriculture and drinking. For this mega project, KBL has supplied Vertical Turbine (VT) pumps and commissioned the relevant pump houses.
The scheme is expected to bring around 4,238 acres of agricultural land under irrigation. It is thus projected to positively influence the lives of around 16.44 lakh farmers from 40 villages by facilitating the supply of surplus water from 79 lakes for irrigation. The water from the lakes would be diverted via the Mettur dam into the dry lakes in the region. Thus, surplus water from the Mettur dam would be pumped into 100 lakes in and near the Sarbanga basin in the district. KBL is closely associated as the primary provider of relevant fluid management solutions for the prestigious scheme.
Apart from these prestigious water irrigations scheme, KBL, over the years, has been closely associated with many other prominent project in India as well as globally, which includes powering one of the world’s largest pumping scheme in the form of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) in Gujarat, which provides drinking water to more than 30 million people.
About Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL): KBL is the flagship company of the US$ 2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. The company was established as Kirloskar Brothers in 1888 from which various group companies emerged later. Kirloskar Brothers was officially registered as a legal entity into Kirloskar Brothers Limited on January 15, 1920. KBL, a global conglomerate, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, building & construction, process industries, irrigation, oil & gas and marine & defence. It engineers and manufactures industrial, agricultural, and domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines. It is also India’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturer with eight manufacturing facilities in India along with other international subsidiaries and operations in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by the best-in-class PAN-India network of authorised service and refurbishment centres.
All manufacturing plants of KBL have the necessary Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety and Energy standard certifications under the Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 50001:2018). The company’s Kirloskarvadi plant is a state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility, which houses Asia’s largest hydraulic research centre with a testing facility of up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr.
KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India and the 9th in the world to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).