Case Study

Sykes Pumps help quarry avoid downtime over two-year period

A Sykes GP150 electric pump has reached a two-year milestone of continuous operation at a Cheshire quarry – further strengthening our claim as the UK’s most reliable supplier of pumping equipment. The unit was originally hired to assist a well-known building contractor and has functioned unremittingly without a single breakdown incident.

In 2014, we recommended the pump for a specialist stockpile dewatering application which required the removal of excess water from sand once dredged from a nearby lake. With maximum flow rates of up to 90 litres per second, our pump then discharged the water into a freshwater pond situated adjacent to the quarry.

The company in question have adopted us as their primary pump provider which has seen us deliver units to a multitude of locations across the UK.

Andy Gibson, quarry supervisor for the ongoing project, admitted: “The reliability of the pump on hire from Sykes is so critical to our operational efficiency; as is the production of a high quality product.

“With Sykes, we can not only be confident of a correctly specified and reliable machine from day one, but we also have the peace of mind that comes with great service, technical back up and regular maintenance visits.”

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