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 Joan Tatters

Good Morning,

Well, the team have started !!!!!!

You will have noticed the gates towards the riverbank are being removed and the entrance widened to allow vehicle access.  The team will be creating the haul road along the riverside towards the pumping station. This prep work will take a week or two before the "real" stuff starts.

Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions whilst we are working there, however please adhere to social distancing please.

Thank you in advance for your patience and if you are out and about either driving or taking your daily exercise please be a little more vigilant as your safety is paramount to us.






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