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Posted: Tuesday 5th April 2011

Bedford Pumps Ltd, a leading manufacturer of large submersible and conventional pumps to the water and wastewater industry, has secured a major contract with Thames Water for the refurbishment of the Inlet Pumping Station at Crossness in East London.

Crossness is one of Thames Water’s largest sewage treatment works, treating sewage from a population of over 2 million. The £220m upgrade will enable the site to treat 44% more sewage than its current capability.

Bedford Pumps will supply a total of 13 new dry well immersible pumps to replace the existing Allen Gwynne volute pumps installed over 50 years ago.

The new units will pass solids up to 180mm spheres and be fitted with motors ranging between 180 and 650 kW.

The project is due for completion in 2014 and is a significant accomplishment for Bedford Pumps who are working in partnership with contractor Tamesis, an integrated joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Imtech Process.

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