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Xylem to expand dewatering rental service in Brazil

Xylem Inc. plans to expand its dewatering rental offering in Brazil over the next three years, the company recently announced. Xylem will strengthen its dewatering rental departments in Sao Paula, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro and launch new dewatering rental services at new locations in 2013 and 2014.

"The addition of Godwin Pumps in 2010 to our existing Flygt range has given us a strong position from which to grow our dewatering portfolio," said Mike Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem's Water Solutions business. "This most recent expansion in Brazil demonstrates Xylem's ability and eagerness to tap into a growing demand within the construction industry related to both onsite dewatering and rental services."

Xylem provides pumps and services for dewatering, bypass and drainage applications for use in construction, mining, and a wide range of industrial applications, and emergency water removal. Xylem's full range of Godwin surface-mounted and Flygt submersible pumps is available to rent, including the recently launched Ready pump and the expanded Flygt 2600 drainage range.

The company's goal is to offer flexible dewatering rental services and to respond to customers' needs as rapidly as possible. Xylem's rental fleet now also includes the Godwin diesel surface pump, which is ideal for bypassing sewer systems, drainage and large water transfer projects. The Godwin portfolio includes a full range of 'silent' models, specifically designed for densely populated areas.

"We are noticing an increased demand within the construction industry for dewatering services to be supplied as a complete package, including the pump and water treatment systems, engineering expertise and project management," said Tomas Fernandez, marketing manager for Xylem's Latin America rental and dewatering services. "The Xylem onsite dewatering service provides customers with turnkey solutions from a single source, limiting customers' administration, and management efforts and costs."