Pump Hire

Sykes modernises hire fleet with two submersible drainers

We are pleased to introduce two new class-leading submersible drainer pumps as part of a continual investment in our expansive hire fleet. By routinely assessing the requirements of customers, we are able to constantly upgrade our range to include technologically advanced innovations that ensure we accommodate market trends and offer the latest products available on the market.

This commitment sees the addition of our P2002N and P3002N models, which have been specifically manufactured for demanding water transportation jobs. These robust pumps are constructed from hard-wearing materials to maximise reliability and durability, while retaining excellent portability.

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Introducing the latest edition of Sykes’ popular pump guide

We are pleased to announce that our new pump pocket books are now ready for distribution to customers, providing up-to-date information on our product range and accessories.

With simplicity and convenience in mind, the guide’s layout has been modified and improved to cleanly display the key features and specifications of every unit in our hire fleet.

The book incorporates all recently launched products including the Super Wispaset 80 Eco, the H80 Hydraulic Submersible, the UV301M Electric, the P3002 and P2002 Drainage Submersibles, the GP80 Eco, the Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec, the UVO 150/100 Super Wispaset and Sykes Rapid Response pump. Our updated guide also shows new accessories including the Sykes Silt Away, our robust Interceptor Drip Trays and HD Settlement tanks.

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Overpumping systems bypasses sewer mains on hotel grounds

Before a hotel could reopen for business following a change in ownership, the new management team had to address an outflow of sewage that had been streaming over a footpath on site for the previous few months. Prior to the hotel changing hands, the building was left derelict and the sewage connection to the mains had been disconnected by the local water company.

Understandably, this was an issue that our client wanted addressed with pressing urgency as it was costing them money every day the hotel was unable to open. Plans had been drawn up for a new main to be laid over the coming months but in the meantime, it was essential that an overpumping hire solution could be found.

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Submersible pump hire enables infrastructural upgrades

One of the country’s largest construction companies recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of equipment that would help them carry out improvement works on a culvert situated beneath a busy motorway. The conduit allows water of a local stream to pass below a major road, but years of neglect necessitated that both the culvert itself and surrounding concrete trash walls were upgraded.

A competitor had originally provided a series of diesel pumps to bypass the culvert, but this solution was unsuccessful – prompting our involvement. Our regional expert visited site and decided to propose an alternative pumping configuration comprising of three PX30 electric submersibles. Far from being just a simple installation, we also had to devise a complicated, enlarged pipework system that included lengths of 8” wire armoured and poly hoses and several 90⁰ bends in order to achieve a practical configuration.

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Long-term pump hire assists Ebbsfleet Garden City scheme

One of the UK’s most high-profile residential and commercial developments is making good progress, with the entire project scheduled to be completed by 2035. Located almost precisely at the point London meets Kent, Ebbsfleet has already undergone a significant transition prior to the planned construction of another 15,000 homes.

The entire development spans hundreds of acres, with an area historically known as the Eastern Quarry currently the subject of focus from leading contractors. This location has already seen considerable changes following the creation and naming of the Whitecliffe village, but the presence of a large lagoon has hampered extensive infrastructural advancements.

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Hinkley Point C project requires dewatering solution

The sheer scale of Hinkley Point presents its fair share of challenges, necessitating that the experts at Sykes Pumps oversee the site’s far-reaching dewatering requirements. One of the difficulties of managing a site of this size and scope, particularly given its coastal location, and proximity to natural water courses, is taking rainfall and tidal surges into consideration. To help achieve this, the lead contractor has divided the vast site into six water managements zones (WMZ) and enlisted the help of Sykes Pumps, to provide the varied pumping solutions required.

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Power stations and their continual reliance on submersible pumps

As highly experienced suppliers to the power generation sector, Sykes Pumps draws on a wealth of knowledge that allows us to devise the best solutions to a wide range of everyday pumping applications.

Whether our clients require assistance during a shutdown or maintenance period, a temporary fire system or a sump pumping configuration, our expansive electric and hydraulic submersible hire fleet ensures you are taken care of in every situation.

Our engineers are familiar with the many challenges power stations face daily, and the importance of adhering to strict security guidelines and health and safety compliance. As such, we are comfortable with operating within uncompromising parameters and delivering practical solutions tailored to the unique circumstances of our clients.

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Pump hire assists annual maintenance work at power station

When a power station in Nottinghamshire required annual routine maintenance procedures, a lull in demand for electricity at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a perfect window of opportunity for this to be carried out. No longer fully operational, the coal-powered plant acts as a reserve source of electricity generation and is due to be decommissioned within the next five years.

However, the organisation responsible for managing the site is obliged to fulfil capacity market agreements that include regular upkeep to ensure all UK power supplies continue to be preserved. As a result, the energy company made contact and asked us to devise a specialist pump hire solution to assist with cleaning the upper sections of each cooling tower.

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Burst water main at Piccadilly Circus prompts emergency response from Sykes Pumps

When a well-known water contractor required an urgent pumping solution following a problem in London’s West End, a local engineer was sent to site immediately. A key water main had burst at Piccadilly Circus during the middle of the night and there were tangible concerns that the significant outflow of water could interfere with the area’s electricity supply. Additionally, the location of the incident meant that an instant reaction would be essential in order to prevent disruption at the Underground station.

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Sykes provides pump hire solutions as key sectors battle through lockdown

While the lockdown imposed by the government has been essential to tackling the COVID-19 epidemic, for many people, businesses and services, it has not quite been as simple as just staying indoors. The healthcare sector has rightly been praised for its resoluteness in recent weeks and is one of many industries that has had no option but to carry on during these unparalleled times.

Key workers are defined as people whose jobs are vital to public health and safety, with the Government ensuring that they are able to carry out their responsibilities with as little restriction as possible. These include utility and construction workers, as well as those providing key public services like transport and national security. read more