2023 year in review

It’s been a big year for the pump industry, with increased investment in critical utility and mining projects driving demand for pumps of all shapes and sizes. 

Similarly, 2024 is looking to be a huge year for the industry, with a slew of government-driven renewable energy projects set to take the stage.

But for now, it’s time to reflect on the year that was and discover what captured readers’ attention the most in 2023.

Here are Pump Industry’s top five news stories of the year: 

The most-read story of the year stemmed from the Warren Reservoir valve upgrade, which happened to uncover some buried treasure – the Second South Para Bridge, which was built in 1890 and had not been seen for some 100 years.

Our second most popular story of 2023 detailed contracts awarded for the first two upgrades to the Rouse Hill Water Resource Recovery Facility by Sydney Water. The scope of works to be undertaken includes a new odour control facility, new and upgraded treatment systems, and upgrades to switch rooms and transformers.

The third most-read story covered Sydney Water’s awarding of a contract to deliver $150 million of upgrades to the Richmond Water Recycling Plant. The contract included upgrades to the 7km main that transfers flows from North Richmond to Richmond, construction of a new wastewater pumping station, and upgrades to the three existing wastewater facilities in the area.

Our fourth most popular story was on the construction contract for the $60.5 million Bowral Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade project, with a contract awarded to perform extensive upgrades to increase the operating capacity of the plant.

Rounding out the top five, our fifth most popular story was on Sydney Water’s $42 million network upgrade to the St Mary’s Wastewater pumping station in Sydney’s West, designed to more than double the site’s pumping capacity to  1,900L per second.

And here are Pump Industry’s top five most popular timeless articles for the year:

From all of us at Pump Industry Magazine, we wish you happy holidays and a safe new year.

Pump enews will be back on 18 January.

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