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Sykes Pumps provides dewatering solution for water main project

Seeking a bespoke solution to assist the construction of a major new water supply, a well-known contractor based in Cumbria contacted Sykes Pumps for a high capacity dewatering operation. As the project involved the construction of a twin 30km pipeline to enable unaided flow between a reservoir and a new water treatment centre, the client [...]

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Ongoing Hinkley Point C project requires Sykes 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 [...]

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Sykes Pumps responds to burst water main in Kent

When a burst water main in Kent threatened to impede road users at a busy roundabout junction, a major water contractor responded quickly to address the issue. The problem intensified with every passing minute and led to significant volumes of water creating puddles and subsequent disruption caused by the need for traffic to be diverted [...]

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Sykes provides overpumping solution for Pooley Bridge reconstruction

Sykes Pumps is helping to enable the construction of a new bridge in the Lake District village of Pooley Bridge, after the 18th century structure the village was named after was destroyed by Storm Desmond in 2015. The village has been served by a temporary bridge for the past five years, but now a national civil [...]

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Everything you need to know about accessories when hiring pumps

Sykes Pumps offers an extensive and comprehensive range of pumps for hire from its locations all around the UK.  In addition to the pumps available for hire, it is important that they are supported by a comprehensive and extensive fleet of ancillaries to provide a genuine pumping solution capability across a wide range of applications. [...]

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Heaviest rainfall since 1996 necessitates Khansaheb Sykes’ help in UAE

Heavy downpours across the United Arab Emirates have brought much of the country to a standstill, breaking a 24-year record for rainfall in the region. The impact has been so severe that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has allocated 20 task forces to monitor the situation, with people fearing for their businesses and livelihoods. A [...]

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Sewer renovation prompts Sykes Pumps to assist South West Water

Plans to upgrade sections of sewer in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, were reliant upon the assistance of specialist hire company Sykes Pumps. The sewer’s original pipework was laid in 1996, prompting South West Water to conduct a major maintenance project to ensure the integrity of the concrete was protected going forward. Over time, untreated sewage and [...]

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Sykes Pumps provide solution for record-breaking infrastructural project

As trusted industry leaders with a wealth of experience across a full range of sectors, Sykes Pumps has been called upon to play a vital role in preparing the infrastructure for the world’s largest polyhalite mine. Woodsmith Mine in the North York Moors will extract the hydrated potassium, calcium and magnesium sulphate evaporite mineral for export to [...]

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Sykes Pumps protect Doncaster industrial facilities from flooding

Heavy rainfall and subsequent floods have dominated the UK news in recent days, with various parts of the country struck by weather-related disruption. There have been numerous reports of residents requiring alternative accommodation, train services being discontinued, and roads closed, with South Yorkshire being the worst-affected area. More than 40,000 sandbags have been handed out [...]

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Sykes Pumps responds to sea life centre breakdown

When sea life conservationists contacted Sykes Pumps regarding the installation of an emergency solution that would protect sharks, penguins, seals and other marine mammals, we reacted quickly to ensure the requirement reached a desirable outcome. Reflecting on the issue, a spokesperson for the client explained: “Our reservoir is business critical because it supplies water to [...]

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