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Fish Friendly pumps from Bedford to Belgium

Posted: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Bedford Pumps Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high capacity pumps for the Land Drainage industry, have won their second order to supply Fish Friendly pumps to Belgium.

Bedford Pumps worked together with supply chain partners, Hidrostal Benelux and electrical mechanical contractors, Electro Goeminne Dikkelvenne, to offer the most reliable and efficient solution for Engelendelft Pumping Station in Houthulst, Belgium, owned and operated by VMM.

The vertical suspended pumpset from Bedford's DAF (Direct Drive Axial Flow) range will discharge below floor level at a duty of 400 litres per second at 3m head. As the pump is to be used in brackish water, it is manufactured entirely from Stainless Steel, except for the impeller which is cast from Aluminium Bronze.

Bedford's pumps were carefully matched against the client's duty requirement and designed not only to offer a safe passage to fish and eels but also to offer enhanced life, lower maintenance costs and improved efficiency, resulting in the lowest total cost of ownership.

Bedford Pumps Fish Friendly pumps have proven credentials awarded from independent research consultants in the field of water management, VisAdvies BV, following extensive and stringent trials. The tests prove conclusively that Bedford Pumps' range of submersible and direct drive pumps are fish and eel friendly with no direct mortality observed from exposure to the pump. Copies of the official report which state that Bedford Pumps have manufactured the best fish friendly pump on the market are available on request.

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