Similarly to other key market segments, Food and Beverage became a target segment for WEG for its importance and potential. Regarded as one of the growing sub-segments within the F&B platform, aquaculture gives WEG the possibility of using its products in a wide range of applications.

Proof of this is the present supply made by WEG´s Commercial Operation from Ecuador, in partnership with the Ecuadorian pump manufacturer Delta Delfini, for a shrimp farm project in Saudi Arabia. 

WEG´s scope of supply included 13 x W50, 480kW, 6 pole, frame size 400 electric motors; 13 electric panels with SSW06 soft-starters; a package for replacement; as well as a stand-by replacement motor.

Engineering and commercial teams of both Delta Delfini and WEG joined efforts to implement the project design to ensure proper operation of the equipment. All products were assembled and tested at the OEM’s site in Ecuador and then shipped directly to the end user job site in Saudi Arabia where they will be applied on pump stations. 

Each pump station includes special-painted WEG electric motors suitable to operate at 50°C ambient temperature. The project also includes two main and eleven secondary panels. Each panel includes a soft-starter, touch screen, PLC, Ethernet serial converter, safety and light buttons, guaranteeing the operability of the entire system. 

Upon installation on Internet access at the pumping station facilities, the end-user will enjoy the benefit of remotely monitoring each panel through WEG easy access touch screen. 

This project demonstrates WEG´s expertise and capability of providing state-of-the-art products and solutions for the most demanding applications as well as building long-lasting business partnerships with renown pump manufacturers such as Delta Delfini. 


About Delta Delfini

Delta Delfini is an Ecuadorian company founded in 1966, which design and assembly axial and mixed flow pumps, Francis and Pelton hydro turbines, industrial ventilation and refrigeration.