Our automatic self-priming GP pumps can handle clean water, sludge and slurry, offering flexible solutions in a multitude of scenarios
At Sykes Pumps, we understand the importance of ensuring environmental obligations are taken seriously and adhered to at all times. Our extensive range of pumps and accessories enables us to provide solutions whatever the difficulties presented by the specific application. We offer our customers equipment that complies with all relevant safety standards and which is built with environmental considerations uppermost.
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 provides 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 ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project
Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction. For more ...Download Case Study
Temporary jetting pump cleans mooring at popular yacht club
A build-up of marine crustaceans and other shellfish on the moorings of a prestigious Sussex yacht club compelled the owners to take steps to remove them. As well as appearing untidy, barnacles and other forms of arthropods tend to harden on surfaces and become extremely difficult to remove if left untreated. In such situations, a ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
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. ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
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 ...Download Case Study
The Sykes range of silenced pumps provides clients with a number of durable units suitable for deployment in noise-sensitive applications
Capable of flow rates of up to 375 l/s, these high performance pumps are ideal for specialist applications including jetting, pipe flushing and firefighting
Our Bentonite range features heavy duty pumps that have been manufactured with slurries and testing environments in mind
Offering variable capacities and easy handling, our submersible drainage range is frequently used on quarries, mines and shipyards
Featuring more than twenty unique pumps, our submersible wastewater range offers cost-efficient pumping with flow rates up to 440 l/s
Sykes’ submersible sludge pumps are intended for applications where the fluid present contains solids or has a higher viscosity than water
Strong and lightweight, our hydraulic submersible pumps are perfect for hazardous environments where suction lifts exceed nine metres
Known as pneumatic pumps, these hardwearing air units are recognised for their exceptional reliability and capacity to operate dry
We stock a full range of ancillary equipment including hoses, valves, control panels, steel pipes, polythene tubing, flow metres and road ramps
This modern range allows clients to uphold their environmental responsibilities and move water, wastewater and sludge in sensitive areas