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.

Update by Tina Robinson

Good morning,

Just a quick note to introduce myself, my name is Tina Robinson and I am a Project Manager for Northumbrian Water delivering capital projects across the region.  I am excited to be involved in the works planned this summer for the Ovingham pumping station.  Our partners MMB will be establishing site within the next few weeks and in the meantime may need to carry out trimming back of vegetation to ensure our works can be carried out safely.  From mid March 2021 for a couple of weeks, we will have traffic lights in place on Ovingham Road to allow us create a small temporary car park for site staff and to ensure there is a safe route for the site team from the site cabins to the pumping station.

We would like to support the local community whilst we are working in your area.  So far, we have sponsored the local parish council in Ovingham in the planting of spring bulbs and would like to thank Doreen Jordan and all volunteers for their help in organising this.  Please don't hesitate to contact me and the team via the portal if you have any questions or issues that you want to raise.  Stay safe - Tina


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