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As the nation’s largest specialist hire company, we are able to offer the most comprehensive selection of pumps and accessories for hire combined with unrivalled expertise in overseeing projects of all sizes and scale. With depots situated across the UK, we have the means and resources to guarantee all enquiries are handled swiftly by someone who understands the local area. By frequently adding new products to our range, we are able to offer clients the most up to date and cost-efficient units suitable for virtually every application or purpose.

Our engineers and support staff have been directly involved in specifying pumps for use in environmental applications for many years, allowing them to recommend and then install the most appropriate pumping systems after considering all factors involved. Prior to deploying and commissioning any equipment on site, we inspect and test our equipment to ensure that it meets the standards required for the task at hand.

When considering pumps for use in environmentally sensitive situations we are able to offer a wide range of power options to accommodate site requirements. Whether we supply fully bunded and silenced diesel units, or electric units powered directly from a site supply or via a generator, we can ensure local conditions and restraints do not prevent us from offering you the right solution for the job.

For many years, Sykes Pumps have been involved in environmental remediation schemes which have seen us work with clients on the removal of pollutants, including sediment and soil, as well as the redirection of freshwater courses during civil engineering and construction projects. We have typically worked alongside our customers to help decontaminate brownfield sites, protect greenfield sites or simply ensure the health of workers and local

residents are not put at risk when site conditions prove challenging.

When chemicals and toxins settle at the bottom of water, pumps are often used to remove these. This process essentially separates potentially harmful sludge from the water, together with all residues, before being moved to a landfill site or similar space. Excavation is the primary method by which land remediation is carried out, with dangerous materials dug up out of the soil before being replaced by clean earth.

Our comprehensive selection of electric submersible pumps ensures t we have the capacity to accommodate your requirements, no matter how complex. Versatile and easily relocated, they are also ideal for hazardous environments and groundwater management. We appreciate that contaminants which need treatment will vary depending on your location and surroundings, but we pride ourselves on delivering an appropriate solution which fits your budget. We can even design a system capable of functioning unattended – meaning you don’t need to waste time or manpower supervising our units.

With an increasing amount of legislation passed aimed at safeguarding the condition of the environment, industrial processes are now stringently regulated to reduce the potential impact on land and water. A growing emphasis on preventing pollutants leaking in manufacturing facilities and similar environments means that companies involved in these sectors need equipment which will prevent environmental problems without interfering with production timetables.

In many instances, pumps are used to help control general pollution and effluence and minimise the risk of it affecting the environment. Water aeration – often needed in sewage works, for example – also requires the use of pumping equipment to increase oxygen saturation and thus improve the quality of water. With many years of experience supplying customers with sophisticated packages specifically tailored for intricate practices, we are able to install and commission apparatus whatever the application or environment.

Whether you seek a solitary unit for a small project or a multifaceted solution to run for an extended period, no-one is better equipped than Sykes Pumps to supply. Our impeccable reputation is corroborated by the fact we enjoy repeat business from many r clients. If you would like more information about our pumps, or wish to discuss an upcoming assignment with a member of our team, call us now on 0800 211 611.

Canary Wharf dock regeneration overseen by Sykes Pumps
In the peak of summer, fresh water cannot hold as much dissolved oxygen when temperatures rise and this can have deadly implications for fish and other wildlife. The rapidly changing conditions make it extremely difficult for inhabitants to acclimatise, which, combined with the growth of algae, can cause a number of problems if not addressed quickly. Oxygen depletion is the most common cause of fish deaths in ponds and lakes, so when a client encountered this [...]
Sykes Pumps safeguard popular stretch of coastline
As one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, Exmouth Beach in Devon attracts a large number of visitors during the summer months. So when a damaged storm drain caused a sinkhole along the beach, it was of critical importance that the issue was tackled quickly to ensure the continued safety of residents and holidaymakers. Sykes Pumps are the sole suppliers of pump hire equipment for South West Water and they required an emergency solution to [...]
Sykes Pumps dewater lake at London angling club
Every year, one of the capital’s most revered fishing societies needs assistance removing stock from one of their lakes, in order for it to be transferred to other parts of the country. A high water table at the location in question has however meant the client’s previous attempts to supervise the necessary dewatering process haven’t been as successful as expected. Past instances have led to water refilling the stock pond almost as quickly as it could [...]
Fishing club seeks remediation assistance
When a local fishing club began experiencing an increased presence of algae in its lakes, they contacted Sykes Pumps in search of a rapid solution. Algae are essentially plant-like organisms that grow when a body of water contains inadequate nutrients or is deprived exposure to enough light. A nutrient-enriched lake is likely to cause large quantities of algae to develop, and when this occurs it poses a problem to a lake’s long-term condition. View full case study
Sykes Pumps aid lake regeneration
When algae in lakes bloom excessively, it can reproduce too rapidly and eventually cause the water to be full of decomposed organisms. A lack of sunlight can harm the photosynthesis process which in turn gives off carbon dioxide – causing the algae to die. This will then have direct implications for the lake itself, reducing oxygen levels below required amounts for fish and other forms of aquatic life to survive. A rise in organic matter will [...]
Sykes Pumps assists wind farm project in Essex
When wind turbines are constructed on farmland or open spaces, it is imperative that water is removed from the excavations and ground foundations. So when our client – one of the UK’s largest engineering and construction companies – approached us regarding an effective pump hire solution, we made sure we delivered equipment that was suited to the application. Due to the unstable ground conditions a temporary roadway tracking had been installed, which enabled the use of [...]
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