An open day was held at the new premises of DMTP

French pump specialist DMTP is celebrating 10 years in business amid a partnership with Selwood on one of the largest construction projects in Europe for several decades.

DMTP marked the 10-year milestone by holding an open day at their new premises, near Paris, where they were joined by representatives from Selwood, a pump manufacturer for rental and sales solutions in the construction industry. The two companies have a long-standing partnership that has seen Selwood-manufactured pumps used for a number of major projects in France.

The latest scheme is the Grand Paris Express – a €22.6bn project to expand the capital’s century-old Métro system to include four new lines, 68 stations and more than 120 miles of track.

The Grand Paris Express network, set to be completed by 2030, will run 75% underground and a two-lane subway tunnel with 10m cross-section is being created using tunnel boring machines.

Selwood’s high-performance Solids Handling S150 pump has proved to be a popular product for DMTP in recent years and the new model has provided solutions for the Grand Paris Express project.

Designed to improve performance while meeting stringent new emissions regulations, the new version contains an Isuzu 4LE2X diesel engine and has been designed in accordance with the EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations.

Seltorque pumps use vortex technology to deliver solids handling for the most demanding bentonite applications. The units, which have a capacity of 310m3/h and solids handling capability of 100mm, have been supplied to contractors working on the piling work of the Paris scheme.

The new model runs at 1800rpm and offers a 26.7% increase in total head over previous versions, with improved build quality and sound attenuation.

The emissions compliance ensures the pump can be used in inner cities where the most stringent regulations apply. These capabilities have resulted in the product’s popularity in France where emissions compliance is paramount.

The S100, which offers solids handling of 165m3 and solids size of 75mm, has also been supplied for the project.

DMTP is now continuing to expand its rental fleet on the back of significant orders of the S150 Super Silent Isuzu Tier 4.

Chris Garrett, CEO of Selwood, said: “We are proud to be working with our our long-standing distributor DMTP on this major construction project that will significantly improve transport links in and around Paris.

“It coincides with the 10-year anniversary for DMTP and were delighted to join them for their open day to mark the milestone in the business.

“Selwood is committed to forming strong, long-term partnerships with our distributors and our association with DMTP clearly demonstrates this fact.

“As an innovative, forward-thinking company, we continue to look for different ways to work more closely with our partners and build Selwood’s pump rental business across the world.”

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