Pump Hire

Sykes introduces two new electric pumps to help customers reach emission targets

With emission laws constantly changing and red diesel being phased out in April 2022, there is now a significant and growing demand for electric driven pumps.

At Sykes Pumps, we are known for our ability to pre-empt global trends and introduce new products that are in line with the evolving requirements of customers.

That’s why we are very pleased to announce the addition of our GP100E and GP150E pumps; two electric units that provide our clients with a credible alternative to similar 4” and 6” diesel models currently available.

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Pump hire averts drainage issues on residential site

When a major housebuilder working on a new residential development in Surrey encountered a drainage issue on site, they turned to Sykes Pumps for assistance. The problem stemmed from the fact that many homes were already occupied before connections had been fitted to the drainage system installed beneath the properties.

Essentially, this meant that rainfall was retained inside a manhole which needed to be continuously emptied to prevent it from overflowing and flooding the surrounding area. The client indicated that they expected a significant delay caused by difficulties with getting the connections sourced and fitted to resolve the issue.

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Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction.

For more specific projects, such as the repairing of canal walls, a planned approach may be necessary to ensure conditions allow the work to be completed successfully.

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Submersible pump solution facilitates repairs on Kent lock

Even today, locks play a crucial role in water navigation and allow boats to be raised or lowered between different stretches of a canal. From time to time, these unique contraptions require maintenance to ensure the integrity of components and their continued functionality.

Sykes Pumps was recently contacted by an infrastructural project manager working on behalf of the Environment Agency. Our client was looking to carry out some repairs on a lock in Kent but needed our assistance before they could commence. There were two parts to this project – draining the lock and then controlling the flow of water thereafter.

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Natural resource producer requests pump hire to provide continual water source

It would be impossible to ignore that many industries now emphasise the importance of ensuring that goods and materials are produced as responsibly as possible, with companies keeping a much closer eye on the environmental consequences of their operations.

And this is certainly true of one of our recent clients – a horticultural specialist whose modus operandi is essentially developing ‘greener’ products made from compost, coir, bark and other renewable resources.

We were initially contacted after the customer encountered difficulties at their site in Cheshire. Here, a specific type of growing media is produced, with this process wholly dependent on the constant availability of a water source.

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Sykes demonstrates commitment to clean air strategy by adding two more reduced emission pumps

As a progressive and forward-thinking company renowned for leading the way within our industry, we have always been on the front foot when it comes to minimising our environmental impact.

A global trend geared towards both businesses and individuals reducing their carbon footprints has led to many companies actively pursuing the greenest operating methods, and this is becoming more and more prevalent with every passing month.

At Sykes Pumps, we have always been committed to taking steps that cut our emission contribution and have retained this as a primary factor for consideration before embarking on any product development.

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Sykes continues to assist major residential development in Kent

Towards the back end of summer 2020, we reported our involvement with the £900m Ebbsfleet Garden City project – now expected to be completed by 2033.

With the help of Sykes Pumps, the lead contractor has made significant progress pumping out a lagoon that originally spanned dozens of acres on the site.

This huge body of water was split into three sections, and the first of which has already been emptied. At the time of writing, our 8” super silent pumps are transferring water from the middle section (pictured below) into the third section that sits next to it.

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Temporary jetting pump cleans mooring at popular yacht club

A build-up of marine crustaceans and other shellfish on the moorings of a prestigious Sussex yacht club compelled the owners to take steps to remove them. As well as appearing untidy, barnacles and other forms of arthropods tend to harden on surfaces and become extremely difficult to remove if left untreated.

In such situations, a high-pressure jetting pump will often prove sufficient in blasting off the crustaceans and cleaning the docks or boats on which they are attached.

Following the enquiry, our local expect based in the region conducted a site survey before presenting a solution that would facilitate maintenance of the affected moorings. We proposed the use of our 4” HP100 pump, which the client loaded on to a barge that was being used to access all parts of the site.

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Emergency pump hire keeps popular shopping mall open

The breakdown of a sewer pumping station can have a very serious and immediate impact on its surrounding area, requiring an urgent response to prevent discharge spillage and allow repair works to be carried out. Designed to transfer waste from an underground well to a central main, pumping stations undertake a very important task.

A Sykes Pumps engineer was recently called out following reports of an issue at a shopping centre on the south coast. The facilities manager responsible for looking after the site explained that their pumping station had failed and left a busy retail hub potentially at the mercy of untreated sewage.

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Generational residential development on track thanks to Sykes Pumps

After years of delay caused by the original contractor going bust, a major housing development in Northamptonshire has been given the green light to proceed. The plan includes the construction of almost 1,500 new homes, a school, community centre and three sports pitches, with groundwork currently underway to help get the project in motion.

Having inherited a site that was severely blighted by the presence of a surface water pond, our client was initially tasked with completely draining it before any foundations could be laid. Discussions with the local water company were helpful, with the relevant authority giving the go ahead to discharge the water into a culvert located approximately 300 metres away.

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