Blog15 May 2024

Sykes Pumps to the rescue for a loyal customer

When a major customer faced a daunting challenge with an old quarry that will be turned into a housing village in South East England, they turned to Sykes Pumps for a solution. The village's unused lake had filled with water over the years, and the only viable option was to pump the water an incredible 2.5 km away to the River Thames.

This was not an easy task. The job required an immense flow rate and the ability to pump water over a significant head. Initially, the customer had engaged another company to provide the necessary pumping equipment. However, that company failed to deliver a suitable solution, leaving the customer in a panic.

That's when Sykes Pumps stepped in. Our engineers quickly assessed the situation and recommended deploying six of our powerful 6 x 4 Orion pumps to handle the demanding task. These robust pumps are designed to handle high flows and heads, making them the perfect choice for such a challenging project.



Not only did we provide the right equipment, but our team also went above and beyond to ensure the job's success. With the pumps scheduled to remain on hire for a year, our engineers conducted weekly service visits to maintain optimal performance and address any potential issues proactively.

Sykes Pumps has the ability to tackle even the most complex and demanding pumping challenges. Moving vast quantities of water over such a significant distance is a testament to our engineering expertise and the quality of our equipment.



At Sykes Pumps, we pride ourselves on being a reliable partner that customers can count on, no matter how daunting the task at hand. Our commitment to finding solutions, even in the face of adversity, sets us apart from the competition.

If you're facing a pumping challenge, whether it's dewatering a site, managing flood waters, or any other application, trust Sykes Pumps to deliver a comprehensive and effective solution. Contact us today, and let our team of experts craft a tailored solution that meets your unique needs.