GENERAL PROJECT

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.

Planned Work

The project team will be establishing a site compound in a lay bay near to the pumping station.  A short haul road will be constructed to allow a crane to be positioned near to the pumping station to lift materials into the pumping station including the pumps.  The team will also be working in the substation building on the opposite side of the road to install the drives and controls.

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