Global reference projects

KSB’s versatile pumps and valves can be used for the most diverse of applications.

Water running out of a pipe

Clean water for 1.3 million people: KSB pumps deliver drinking water to Java

The water supply infrastructure in East Java, Indonesia, was reaching its limits. The way forward: piping in water from a spring almost 100 km away – using KSB pumps and valves to distribute the precious natural resource safely and efficiently to the region's residents. Read more about the project background and challenges

La Caldera pumping station with combined sewer system

Giant pumps from KSB protect Mexico City against flooding

Mexico City is regularly threatened by flooding and stormwater.

The La Caldera pumping station is helping the 20 million inhabitants of the metropolis to fight flooding. KSB submersible motor pumps are doing valuable work there to drain and pump away stormwater and waste water.

Filter vessels, pipes and valves in the technical installation building of the central “Krug von Nidda” waterworks

Smart monitoring tool secures drinking water supply

Most of us in Germany rarely worry about access to a constant supply of food-grade drinking water. However, in the background water supply utilities are making enormous efforts to ensure that this everyday resource is always reliably on tap. This can involve planning redundancies into otherwise smoothly running systems.

Façade of “Das Quartier Q 6 Q 7” in Mannheim viewed from the street

Complete building services portfolio in operation for the multifunctional building complex of the future.

KSB products are often working away reliably in the background. However, in the case of this particular project, it’s worth taking a look behind the scenes. In Mannheim’s new multifunctional building complex “Das Quartier Q 6 Q 7”, an array of KSB products help to ensure a reliable infrastructure. Over a space of around 153,000 m² in which shopping and residential areas have been created as well as a hotel and restaurants, we have put our entire expertise in building services into practice – from drainage and water supply to heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and fire-fighting water supply.

The Spitzmühle waterworks building from outside

Turning on the taps for a booming region

Water is an essential element of our everyday lives. Ensuring an uninterrupted supply of clean drinking water in compliance with increasingly demanding legal requirements is a challenge for water supply utilities, especially in hot summers with little rain. This situation is exacerbated by increasing demand for water in agriculture. Only with experienced project partners at their side can water companies make precious water continuously available in the required quantity and quality.

Condition of the pumping station before work started (left) and the completed system (right)

Equipped for the future: Refurbishing a waste water pumping station

Refurbishing an existing system often requires more know-how than setting up a new installation. The equipment being repaired may no longer be cutting edge, but it still serves its purpose for the operator. Comprehensive documentation may be missing and spare parts hard to come by. KSB SupremeServ specialises in these complex challenges and successfully applies a tailored catalogue of measures.

The Nestlé Cailler chocolate factory

KSB pumps ensure sweet enjoyment

Our customer Nestlé Cailler stands for high-quality chocolate enjoyment. The company achieves this with an unmistakable recipe and optimised production processes – which is where the Swiss place their trust in KSB and our Vitalobe pumps. Vitalobe pumps masterfully handle the high requirements placed on the hygienic production of chocolate. Their strength also lies in being able to flexibly adapt to highly complex production processes.

View into water drainage basin, bubbling rainwater

Armed for the flood of the century

Having agreed that Landshut must never again experience a catastrophic flood as it did in 2013, the city’s authorities launched a construction project in 2018 with the goal of protecting the Lower Bavarian city from flooding for generations to come. Particularly with regard to climate change and the resulting increase in heavy rainfall events, being adequately prepared for extreme weather in the future was a matter of urgency.

Reservoir and dam of the Dreilägerbachtalsperre near Roetgen

A large vortex around the smallest particles

The Dreilägerbachtalsperre reservoir on the German-Belgian border near Roetgen has been supplying water to the district of Aachen since 1911, and takes advantage of water resources in the mountains of the nearby Eifel. From 2004, the connected drinking water treatment plant has routed raw water from the reservoir to a membrane filtration system. The ultrafiltration membranes have such small pores that they allow pure water to flow through, but retain all other substances in the water such as bacteria, viruses and proteins.

The company premises of the web-fed offset printing plant WKS Kraft Schlötes from outside.

Welcome cooling for high-volume printing

In order to achieve sustainable improvements in its environmental performance, the web-fed offset printing company WKS Kraft Schlötes implements ISO 50001-compliant energy management. This involves continuously checking all processes for energy efficiency. These checks revealed that the water cooling system of the commercial printing press for brochure printing is an energy-intensive process. KSB won the contract to provide new pumps capable of achieving competitive energy and cost savings.

Ludwig Weinrich chocolate factory premises from outside

Keeping cool in the face of sweet temptation

For many people, chocolate is more than just one of life’s sweetest temptations. The complex machinery required for the industrial production of this luxury food item also presents engineers with major challenges. In an ever-tightening market, traditional companies in particular, such as the Ludwig Weinrich chocolate factory, need to rise to current economic and ecological challenges. To do this, they need reliable partners.

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Oued Athmania: A water supply project for Algeria

As Algeria is a predominantly arid country, water is a precious commodity and the transportation of water to two reservoirs which lack water means a blessing for the local population.

KSB submersible motor pumps support cranberry cultivation

KSB supports cranberry farmers in Canada

Cranberries are one of the world’s “super fruits” and are mainly grown in the USA and Canada. Canada’s largest growing area is in the City of Richmond on Lulu Island in British Columbia where a series of KSB pumps carry out essential tasks involving both harvesting and flood alleviation.

Surfing a big wave

For the perfect wave

15 propeller pumps with submersible motors from KSB find use in the novel surfing facility of a Milan water park. The operators of Idroscalo were able to open the new attraction right on time for the beginning of the main season. But KSB’s engineers had to put in a lot of work in advance to ensure that everything ran so smoothly and the numerous visitors could enjoy their exciting surfing experience.

The Kalle-Albert Industrial Park premises at night

KSB Guard saves industrial park from compressed air failure

KSB ensures that the Kalle-Albert Industrial Park in Wiesbaden, Germany, is reliably supplied with compressed air. Our customer Infraserv and its subsidiary ISW know they can rely on KSB’s expertise: Etanorm pumps equipped with the KSB Guard monitoring unit. They keep the vital compressed air system running reliably and continuously cool the operating temperature.

And KSB Guard has already paid off very successfully: it helped to detect the looming threat of bearing damage at an early stage and prevented major failures.

System incorporating piping, pumps and valves

More transparency – with KSB Guard

Even high-quality pumps can sometimes experience malfunctions whose exact cause can only be determined by a long-term diagnosis. External factors are often to blame, and these can only be identified if the affected pump is monitored over a longer period of time using suitable sensor technology. KSB Guard has been developed to determine a problem’s cause so that remedial action can be taken.

KSB's MegaCPK volute casing pump for handling aggressive liquids

Provides energy for an entire city: The Thassalia marine thermal energy project

The Thassalia seawater plant supplies sustainable energy for buildings with a 500,000 m² surface area. Find out why high-performance pumps from KSB make a major contribution to the project's success.

KSB Etanorm SYT heat transfer fluid pump

Hot technology for hot boards: Innovative KSB technology for handling thermal oils

Producing particleboard requires high temperatures – KSB and its high-performance heat transfer fluid pumps make sure the thermal oil used is transported smoothly.

St Petersburg

Submersible motor pumps from KSB lift waste water from a depth of 92 metres in St. Petersburg.

A cleaner Baltic Sea – this was the initial idea behind the waste water disposal project for this millions-strong metropolis. Today, 19 Amarex KRT pumps ensure that up to 98 percent of the city’s waste water is treated in a waste water treatment plant before being discharged into the Baltic Sea.

Palazzo Grassi

KSB makes history efficient!

An old building kitted out with modern technology: KSB pumps and valves for heating, air-conditioning, water and sanitation systems help to save 30 % of energy in the Palazzo Grassi.

Hand holding a mobile phone with a graph displayed on the screen. In the background is a KSB pump with installed KSB Guard.

Digital tool KSB Guard continuously monitors pumps

KSB Guard performs a crucial task at the world’s largest development and test centre for valve technology, the ROLF SANDVOSS INNOVATION CENTER (RSIC) operated by SAMSON: It continuously monitors the pumps, which were also supplied by KSB. The pumps need to operate smoothly under extreme loads and with irregular operating hours. KSB Guard provides important data and operating information, ensuring that unscheduled downtimes are avoided and pump maintenance can be planned efficiently.