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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,

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

The team are back as I'm sure you have noticed and I'd thought just to let you know there will be a fare bit of activity in the coming weeks.

Next Tuesday 18th January we will be putting a new pump in bay 5 and 1st February a new pump in bay 1 at the pumping station . This will include the delivery and use of the large crane we have used previously so the traffic management will be introduced on those days. We will of course try to keep our impact to a minimum however inevitably there will be some disruption to the traffic flow during those days so please be vigilant. 

Between now and the end of February we will be making plans to use the Wylam PS too whilst our work continues, so watch this space for further updates.

Thank you again for your understanding.

Wishing you all good wishes for 2022.



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