Case Study

Sykes Pumps help major international airport avert potential flood risk

When the UK’s second busiest airport experienced a potential flood risk, Sykes Pumps were contacted to provide an emergency pumping solution.

Gatwick Airport is currently at risk from two main sources, flooding from the two rivers (River Mole and Gatwick Stream) adjacent to the Airport and flooding from intense rainfall falling on the Airport and exceeding the capacity of the surface water drainage system.

To overcome that risk, civil engineering specialists were drafted in to conduct improvement works to the River Mole in the Gatwick Pond E area, ensuring the river can hold the variable flow rates typical of the location.

To carry out these works, our experts proposed the use of six temporary diesel pumps which were used to ensure all areas were kept dry throughout the duration of the project, guaranteeing a safe working environment. Working within tight deadlines, we delivered critical pump hire equipment to our client’s depot just a few hours after receiving the enquiry. This ensured all works were carried out in record time.

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