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Posted: Friday 29th May 2015

Pump hire specialist, Sykes Pumps has provided two 6” Wispaset super-silenced diesel pumps for an overpumping operation at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham.

The scheme will reclaim land back from a lake at the site in order to create hard and soft landscaping, including a new set of steps, at the entrance to the new Resorts World integrated destination leisure complex.

A temporary dam was erected in the Lake and the two diesel pumps were used to overpump the water from the area earmarked for landscaping into the main body of the lake. Around a quarter of the lake will be reclaimed as the landscaped area and the two Wispaset diesel pumps from Sykes Pumps operated at a combined rate of 140 litres/second to drain the designated area in less than 48 hours.

Sykes Pumps supplied the pumps along with 600m of hose to divert the water into the main body of the lake and two large capacity fuel tanks to enable 24/7 operation. The company delivered and installed the pumps from its local Birmingham depot and engineers from the depot will carry out fortnightly maintenance checks as part of the hire contract.

With the initial overpumping task completed, the two pumps have remained on site to enable the team to manage any leakage from the dam during the landscaping project to ensure a safe working environment and dry site at all times until a new bank for the lake’s revised boundary has been completed.

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