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As the nation’s largest specialist hire company, we are able to offer the most comprehensive selection of pumps and accessories for hire combined with unrivalled expertise in overseeing projects of all sizes and scale. With depots situated across the UK, we have the means and resources to guarantee all enquiries are handled swiftly by someone who understands the local area. By frequently adding new products to our range, we are able to offer clients the most up to date and cost-efficient units suitable for virtually every application or purpose.

Our engineers and support staff have been directly involved in specifying pumps for use in environmental applications for many years, allowing them to recommend and then install the most appropriate pumping systems after considering all factors involved. Prior to deploying and commissioning any equipment on site, we inspect and test our equipment to ensure that it meets the standards required for the task at hand.

When considering pumps for use in environmentally sensitive situations we are able to offer a wide range of power options to accommodate site requirements. Whether we supply fully bunded and silenced diesel units, or electric units powered directly from a site supply or via a generator, we can ensure local conditions and restraints do not prevent us from offering you the right solution for the job.

For many years, Sykes Pumps have been involved in environmental remediation schemes which have seen us work with clients on the removal of pollutants, including sediment and soil, as well as the redirection of freshwater courses during civil engineering and construction projects. We have typically worked alongside our customers to help decontaminate brownfield sites, protect greenfield sites or simply ensure the health of workers and local

residents are not put at risk when site conditions prove challenging.

When chemicals and toxins settle at the bottom of water, pumps are often used to remove these. This process essentially separates potentially harmful sludge from the water, together with all residues, before being moved to a landfill site or similar space. Excavation is the primary method by which land remediation is carried out, with dangerous materials dug up out of the soil before being replaced by clean earth.

Our comprehensive selection of electric submersible pumps ensures t we have the capacity to accommodate your requirements, no matter how complex. Versatile and easily relocated, they are also ideal for hazardous environments and groundwater management. We appreciate that contaminants which need treatment will vary depending on your location and surroundings, but we pride ourselves on delivering an appropriate solution which fits your budget. We can even design a system capable of functioning unattended - meaning you don’t need to waste time or manpower supervising our units.

With an increasing amount of legislation passed aimed at safeguarding the condition of the environment, industrial processes are now stringently regulated to reduce the potential impact on land and water. A growing emphasis on preventing pollutants leaking in manufacturing facilities and similar environments means that companies involved in these sectors need equipment which will prevent environmental problems without interfering with production timetables.

In many instances, pumps are used to help control general pollution and effluence and minimise the risk of it affecting the environment. Water aeration - often needed in sewage works, for example - also requires the use of pumping equipment to increase oxygen saturation and thus improve the quality of water. With many years of experience supplying customers with sophisticated packages specifically tailored for intricate practices, we are able to install and commission apparatus whatever the application or environment.

Whether you seek a solitary unit for a small project or a multifaceted solution to run for an extended period, no-one is better equipped than Sykes Pumps to supply. Our impeccable reputation is corroborated by the fact we enjoy repeat business from many r clients. If you would like more information about our pumps, or wish to discuss an upcoming assignment with a member of our team, call us now on 0800 211 611.

Sykes Pumps Hire provide emergency pumps for Salmon Farm
Sykes Pumps Hire was recently approached by a salmon farm in the Lake District, with the client requiring a solution to prevent and monitor low water supply. Our client is based near a Cumbrian reservoir that was highly affected by the 2018 summer heatwave, which subsequently caused the availability of water to almost completely dry up. Amazingly, water levels got so low that the ruins of a previously submerged village began to reappear following a massive [...]
Sykes Pumps provide bespoke pump hire equipment for well-known water sports company
When a well-known water sports company sought a pump hire arrangement to replace their existing pump while repairs were being carried out, our experts were on hand to provide them with bespoke pump rental solution. The customer in question is a renowned water sports company who host water-related events and activities on their private lagoon. The client’s lagoon is required to be constantly refilled with water from the sea nearby due to natural seepage, preventing water [...]
Sykes provide pumping equipment for excavation project
Our experts were recently drafted in after a well-known construction company in Essex encountered problems with keeping their site dry. The problem was preventing them from laying concrete foundations as the intended area was too wet. The construction project was taking place by a large lake which, due to underground digging, was causing water to seep into the site. We were therefore asked to overpump the contaminated water from the excavation area and redirect it back [...]
Sykes Pumps provide over-pumping solution for local council
Sykes Pumps was recently approached by a major building and civil engineering company and asked to help assist with the repair of a local culvert. Before work could take place, our engineers were required to provide an immediate pumping solution to over-pump the stream – cleaning out all the silt build up and then removing old metal sheeting to allow the contractor to replace it with a new one. Our response was to propose the hire [...]
Sykes provide pump hire for sluice gates’ wheel assembly
As a company with an excellent reputation for designing pump hire packages to assist even the most uncommon projects, Sykes regularly work alongside the Environment Agency when assistance is required. One particular scheme – at the Allington Lock on the Medway River – necessitated an upgrade to wheel assemblies to ensure functionality was enhanced in the long-term. Our client was responsible for overseeing the development and required an overpumping hire package in place before vital improvements [...]
Sykes provide pumping solution for river bank repair
A leading construction company located in Gatwick recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of a high flow over-pumping package to assist with a building project. The client required a high performance pump hire package that would divert water supplies, making it possible for them to restructure crumbling river bed walls. Fortunately, Sykes Pumps are well equipped to provide suitable equipment for such schemes – having worked alongside this particular customer on a number of occasions. Our [...]
Sykes Pumps develop new environmentally friendly silt separation system
In the majority of cases, water pollution is caused by the presence and prolonged build-up of sediment, silt and other abrasives which puts mounting pressure on our clients to ensure discharged water is as silt free as it can be before being reintroduced to a natural watercourse. Increasing requirements for companies to take their ecological obligations seriously has led to Sykes Pumps adding a new environmentally friendly product to our extensive hire fleet – the Sykes [...]
Canary Wharf dock regeneration overseen by Sykes Pumps
In the peak of summer, fresh water cannot hold as much dissolved oxygen when temperatures rise and this can have deadly implications for fish and other wildlife. The rapidly changing conditions make it extremely difficult for inhabitants to acclimatise, which, combined with the growth of algae, can cause a number of problems if not addressed quickly. Oxygen depletion is the most common cause of fish deaths in ponds and lakes, so when a client encountered this [...]
Sykes Pumps safeguard popular stretch of coastline
As one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, Exmouth Beach in Devon attracts a large number of visitors during the summer months. So when a damaged storm drain caused a sinkhole along the beach, it was of critical importance that the issue was tackled quickly to ensure the continued safety of residents and holidaymakers. Sykes Pumps are the sole suppliers of pump hire equipment for South West Water and they required an emergency solution to [...]
Sykes Pumps dewater lake at London angling club
Every year, one of the capital’s most revered fishing societies needs assistance removing stock from one of their lakes, in order for it to be transferred to other parts of the country. A high water table at the location in question has however meant the client’s previous attempts to supervise the necessary dewatering process haven’t been as successful as expected. Past instances have led to water refilling the stock pond almost as quickly as it could [...]
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