Pump Hire

Andrews Sykes agrees season-long partnership with Hibernian FC

We are delighted to have committed to a sponsorship package with Hibernian FC, which will run for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign.

The deal sees Andrews Sykes become official partners of Hibs and entitles us to a range of advertising benefits that will help promote our brand across Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.

Having historically worked with professional sports clubs and athletes dating back to our original association with rally driver Russell Brookes in 1974, we are very pleased to be back involved with a well-respected sporting institution that shares our ambition for success.

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Independent festival in Hampshire seeks help from Sykes Pumps

When a music festival in Winchester required a solution for a complicated waterfall flow, Sykes Pumps Hire were approached to solve the issue and ensure festival goers could witness a unique attraction operating as planned.

The festival’s main stage was redesigned four months before the opening date but the waterfall stations were not yet functional. Our engineers conducted a free site survey to determine the most adequate equipment for an ongoing issue that other companies had failed to solve previously.

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Sykes installs over-pump arrangement to facilitate vital repair works

Sykes’ pump hire experts were recently called into action after a building contractor got in touch looking for a solution to assist them with a culvert repair. Our client specifically required us to over-pump a subsidiary of the River Rother in West Sussex, so that water could bypass the section needing attention.

The customer was tasked with reinforcing an ageing culvert wall, with engineers working on site around the clock to ensure this was carried out as quickly as possible. Because of this, any pump proposed by our regional technician would have to be capable of silent functionality due to the fact it was situated near houses and expected to be running 24 hours a day.

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Wiltshire-based demolition contractor requires pumps for dust suppression

Although perhaps most commonly associated with irrigation, water transfer and sewage movement, pumps can also be used on other specialist assignments including dust suppression applications. In such scenarios, liquid can prove particularly effective in capturing airborne particles and cause them to fall downwards rather than disperse into the open air.

A leading demolition contractor recently approached Sykes Pumps in the hope that we could help convert fire hoses into a dust suppression system while several derelict buildings were razed.

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Quarry operatives approach Sykes for groundwater removal

Quarrying and mineral extraction have been integral to the evolution of humans for thousands of years, with stone, sand and gravel still commonly used on construction projects to this day. And while methods have evolved with time, the basic principles still remain.

One of the biggest challenges quarries and mines face is the presence of groundwater, as this can prevent materials from being safely and effectively extracted.

In such situations, a temporary pumping arrangement may be required to remove this nuisance water. This process generally involves excavating below the water table to develop a sump area from which to pump. Sykes Pumps can provide a number of cost-effective pumping solutions to suit the various potential applications, with equipment that is capable of operating in quarry conditions.

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Sedgefield depot investment helps streamline our pump hire services for local customers

We are delighted to announce that some significant improvements have been made to our Sedgefield depot, and as such, we are confident that our many clients in the North East will feel the benefits of an enhanced level of service going forward.

Like any successful organisation, we fully recognise the value of the people who work for us and ultimately help shape almost every aspect of our business.

A new depot manager is now in place to help coordinate daily operations and will be supported by a very capable and driven team of hire controllers, drivers and engineers.

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Cosmetics manufacturer seeks electric submersible pump replacement

As the UK’s leading specialist supplier of bespoke pump solutions, we are used to devising complex arrangements that have been uniquely tailored to suit the niche requirements of customers. On some occasions, however, a straightforward replacement will more than suffice in instances where essential upgrades or maintenance work is being carried out.

Earlier in the summer, one of our local experts was contacted by the estates team of a cosmetic products factory in Wales. The customer had an electric pump on site which had begun to show signs of age, and as such was not operating as it previously had been. Our client explained that a replacement pump was due to be installed in between 6 and 10 weeks’ time, with a temporary stand-in unit required until then.

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Over-pumping system facilitates development of major Lancashire hospital

The £13m expansion of Blackpool Victoria Hospital is seen as a critical step in addressing their emergency department’s soaring patient numbers, with plans signed off and the project already underway.

A contractor has been appointed to build the new facility, which will be constructed adjacent to the former emergency and urgent care units. The three-storey block is expected to create a much better environment for staff and enhance patient experience to deliver an even higher quality of care with improved outcomes.

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Sykes delivers drain down solution to assist pipework upgrade

Before conducting any repairs or upgrades on a pipework system, it is essential that the sections affected are drained properly ahead of work commencing. In most cases, a specialist pumping solution will be required to oversee this process – which is where we come in.

A well-known utility contractor was recently responsible for upgrading a length of pipeline on behalf of their client, South East Water. As a major account customer of ours, they were extremely familiar with our expansive pump hire fleet and thus knew precisely which unit was required to help them undertake this job.

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Andrews Sykes ramps up investment in Scottish operations

Following a growing demand for our services across North Scotland and the Highlands, we are delighted to commit to a significant financial investment to further enhance our operations throughout the territory.

In recent years, Andrews Sykes has worked closely with companies immersed in Aberdeen’s major industries – oil, offshore and construction – and this has prompted us to take steps to ensure we can not only accommodate this surge in requirements but also cut response times for our existing customers.

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