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,

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, 


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