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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 All,

Hope you are keeping safe and well in this crazy weather.

Just to let you know a crawler crane will be delivered today/tomorrow and will remain in our car park for a few days so please be a little more vigilant if you are in the area. The crane is required to assist the cleaning of the screens at the RWPS. This work will be conducted by the Esh Group, another framework partner of Northumbrian Water. 

This work is likely to continue into the weekend and I know Esh will keep the potential inconvenience to a minimum and will complete the work as soon as possible.

Thank you all again for your co-operation and understanding.

Stay safe


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