A major programme to increase Bahrain’s potable water capacity has incorporated 294 AUMA electric actuators. The modular valve control devices have been installed in over 45km of pipeline at the Hidd Potable Water Forwarding Station.
Three new pumping stations have been built in Hidd, Salmabad and Bugawah. In addition, over 15 pumping stations have been upgraded. On completion, the potable water capacity for the region will be increased to 90 million g/d.
The contractor, the Ahmed Mansoor Al A’ali company, selected AUMA’s Modbus Redundant version actuators and SIMA Master Stations. AUMA responsibilities will include actuator installation, training during commission and support.
AUMA has an established track record for Bahrain and Saudi actuation installations. The company’s Middle East subsidiary established in 2008, is providing extensive support for local process control applications. Previous contracts include the supply of actuators and controls for the Al Dur sea water desalination project in Bahrain.