GENERAL PROJECT

Ovingham vertical turbine pump installation

This project is to replace two of the pumps in the raw water pumping station at Ovingham. These two new pumps will pump be able to pump up to 80 megalitres of water a day from the River Tyne to the water treatment works at Horsley. In order to vary the speed that the pumps will work at two new drives are being installed to control the speed of the pumps, together with new controls to monitor and control the pumps remotely.

Project updates

Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Just thought, as promised I would share the photos of the refurbed park benches in Wylam village. Our guys did a great job on them and I hope we have done them justice.

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

You will have noticed some traffic lights on adjacent to the caravan park, these are in connection with the works MMB are also conducting on behalf of NWL but from the Horsely site. They will remain until tomorrow so please be a little more vigilant if you are driving through Ovingham Road, I also notice the local council have some lights on toward Wylam village so again please take care.

By the way we have started doing some community work in and are currently working on updating some park benches from Wylam...........watch this space for the photos.

 

Thanks

Joan

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning All,

I am guessing you will have noticed the lack of work down by the pumping station, don't be too alarmed our team are just temporarily working elsewhere within the network to ensure we assist Northumbrian Water to provide you with great water.

Everything has been locked up and security in place and the guys will return in a few weeks (October) to continue with the planned programme of work. 

We will keep you informed as to the exact date of our return, in the meanwhile thanks again for your co-operation.

 

Joan

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Just to keep you all in the loop, we have started back on site this week so you will have seen some activity and the crane is back.

Also we will be introducing some Traffic Light Management mid November but I will update you as to the exact dates and duration in due course.

Oh, and it looks as though we will be doing some community work within the villages of Ovingham and Wylam so ............watch this space.

 

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Hope you are all keeping well.

Once again we have Traffic Lights on this week (should be removed by Friday) for safety reasons and they shouldn't really cause too much of an inconvenience as they will only be manually controlled when we bring in the big crane for the installlation of the new pump later in the week.

On top of the pumping station roof you will see two new kiosks which will become a permanent fixture this week for the new controls for the pumps and down at the sub station the team are progressing with new ventilation systems being installed for the control panels.

I understand the village has some up and coming events during the next month or two, I will probably "gate crash" one or two of them haha, please feel free to say hello (socially distance of course).

Stay safe, 

Joan

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning All

Hope you are enjoying this lovely weather!

It was a long day for everyone involved last Wednesday here is the first of two pumps taken out ready for the new Bedford pump to be installed in the coming weeks. 

The pump itself was huge and the team work from everyone involved was great to see.

 

 

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Update by Joan Tatters

Afternoon,

I know its short notice, apologies for that.................

Tomorrow we will be introducing traffic lights adjacent to the compound just for a couple of days whilst we install the first pump into the pumping station.

The lights will be removed Thursday so not too long of an inconvenience.

 

Thanks for your understanding.

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday and the lovely weather we are experiencing.

Sadly this isn't a very pleasant post.................

Steve, sent me these photos to let you know of the fly tipping currently happening in the area, its so sad and frustruating too, why oh why!!!!!

I thought to let you know and we have decided to retrieve the piles of rubbish and put it in our skips to remove safely.

"For those who have dropped this in our beautiful countryside SHAME ON YOU and we wont be doing your dirty work again"

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Update by Joan Tatters

Hello,

As promised here are the photos from the river survey!

Have a good week

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Update by Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

A short but sweet update:-

As you can see we have taken delivery of the crane this week and the traffic lights have been removed. 

The crane is huge isn't it! There will be a river survey happening today, I hope to get some photos in the next day or so for the next update. 

We have erected a small sign just explaining the work should you happen to be walking by.

Joan

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