Battersea power station

Product of the Month – April

FV900 S2 Ventilation Extraction Fan

The demand for ventilation fans has been on the rise in recent months, as major construction projects (such as HS2, Hinkley Point C and Crossrail and the Battersea Power Station redevelopment) require specialist equipment to maintain a safe working environment.

Ventilation fans are an essential part of any construction project, as they provide a constant flow of fresh air and help to remove dust, fumes, and other hazardous particles from the work area. In addition, ventilation fans also help to regulate the temperature and humidity levels within a construction site, ensuring that workers can carry out their tasks in a comfortable and safe environment during the fast-approaching summer months.

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Sykes Pump Hire drafted in to assist with iconic redevelopment project

Before building contractors could begin the conversion of an internationally cherished landmark, Sykes Pumps were called to provide a pump hire solution to help cool down their machinery.

The once crumbling Battersea power station, which was closed in 1983 and left uninhabitable for the past 50 years, is undergoing a major redevelopment. Once completed the site will provide office, retail and leisure space, as well as over 4,000 new homes.

After taking into account the specific requirements of the project, we deployed a number of 6” super silent pumps capable of producing flows of up to 160m³ /h. The rental units were quickly fully operational and used to cool down the specialist machinery brought in to tear down the station’s four staple chimneys.

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