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Khansaheb Sykes Installs Large Wellpoint Systems in Ruwais for Construction of Villas

Ruwais is a town located in the western region of Abu Dhabi, mainly famous for being one of the most modern industrial areas in the Middle East.

The area has been developed from a remote desert site into a self-contained industrial town and was inaugurated in 1982. Recently Khansaheb Sykes was approached to support the construction of over 660 number of villas in the region.

A well designed wellpoint system was installed in order to dewater the construction areas for the construction to begin. Our engineers have supplied over 60 pumps from our Abu Dhabi depot to the site location.

A well designed wellpoint system was installed in order to dewater the construction areas for the construction to begin. Our engineers have supplied over 60 pumps from our Abu Dhabi depot to the site location.

Dewatering by wellpoint installation is known to adequately lower the groundwater table for construction of large construction sites. It’s a very flexible system which is being used since ages as the most practical and economical solution for lowering the groundwater table in order to proceed with construction.

We have utilized the WP 150/60 pumps  which are designed to handle both dirty and clean water and which is widely used for construction sites. Given its automatic vacuum system and excellent air handling capacity, the pumps maintained constant vacuum on the installed wellpoints and allowed a faster drawdown of water to speed up the process of dewatering.

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Deep well dewatering system for construction of a mall in Abu Dhabi

An upcoming mall beginning its construction on the Al Maryah Island of Abu Dhabi was looking for a dewatering system to control groundwater while it performs a deep excavation for the foundation to be laid.

Khansaheb Sykes was approached to provide a feasible and dependable solution to the project. A complete site survey was done to measure the groundwater level and the soil condition in order to proceed with the appropriate solution for drying the ground.

 Due to the deep excavation and fine sands a deep well system was installed as the conventional wellpoint solution would be ineffective when the water table needs to be lowered below 7 to 9 meters. Our site engineers have installed 36 deep wells around the huge area to keep groundwater at bay from the project site.

Being an expert in all kinds of dewatering solutions, we pride ourselves in being able to suggest you with the most adequate, budget friendly and timely services in order to support your construction projects or any kinds of pump rental activities.

Depending on the project type, we are able to customize our offering to you in order to most suit your requirements. Our pumps are designed as such to handle the Middle Eastern harsh climate enabling it to be used for long term hire basis.

To know more about our pump rental fleet or our expertise as a dewatering sub-contractor in the UAE and GCC regions, contact one of our sales experts on 800 79537 or email us on to know more!

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Khansaheb Sykes Helps With Midnight Emergency!

A midnight sudden pipe burst left a water works company in shock and panic! The water supplying company serving a major part of the city was in urgent need to repair the pipe before the residents ran out of water.

Khansaheb Sykes operates 24/7 and 365 days a year, which makes it the most trusted dewatering service provider in the gulf region. The instant response from us made the client delighted and relieved.

Our engineers at once installed 6” diesel pumps to control the water flow and not let the pipe burst turn into a major disaster. The installation process was done within a few hours, making it possible for the repairs to be done at the earliest and the situation controlled.

With over 150 years in delivering efficient dewatering and pumping solutions, we are able to deliver an expert and bespoke service. We have our operations team dedicatedly working to ensure any of your emergencies or planned activities are under control.

Our WP150/60 diesel pump is specifically designed to handle clean or dirty water with limited solids. With its Univac high flow automatic vacuum system it is able to prime and re prime automatically, allowing high speed of pumping and limiting air within the system.

To know more on our various pumps for rental, for both short term or long term, contact our groundwater experts on our toll free 800 79537 or email us on

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Khansaheb Sykes Assist Emergency Sewer Pipe Burst!

Khansaheb Sykes has been assisting major construction work and loads of contractors around the Middle East since its inception in 1976.

When a major sewage pipeline burst during a construction work of a sewer, the contractor rushed to contact us on emergency basis to save the day! Being the UAE’s leading submersible pumps provider, we had the perfect solution ready.

Our experts provided a quick remedy with 2 submersible sewage pumps and were able to control the flow of water and permit normal operations of the sewage plant. The quick supply of pumps ensured that there was minimal disruption to the construction activity.

Khansaheb Sykes is proud to hold one of the largest range of electrical submersible pumps in the Middle East. Our disciplined service and quality along with the speed of service ensured that the customer was pleased with the planned service provided.

We are noted and praised for our ability to handle emergencies and urgent dewatering and over pumping requirements by clients. Our operations operate 24/7 and 365 days a year, thus making the impossible possible and giving our clients the best of solutions!

From the smallest of dewatering and pump rental requirements to the largest of construction activity, we support in the best possible manner to help your project complete within its deadlines and budgets. Our support team always works for backup solutions for any unforeseen circumstances to keep you stress free and ensuring your project keeps going on without obstructions.

For more information on how we can help you with your ongoing project or any future jobs, contact our dewatering experts on 800 79537 or email us on to request for information via email!

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Khansaheb Sykes Pumps Dewater for Construction of Petrol Pump

As the Middle East’s largest supplier of specialist pump rental equipment, we have been working alongside many contractors in the construction industry since years. A prominent contractor in Dubai required a dewatering sub-contractor for an upcoming petrol pump where Khansaheb Sykes worked alongside them on their project.

While excavating the land for construction, groundwater was encountered which obstructed all further construction activity. The excavation wasn’t deep but the water created hinder for any further activity to proceed. A dewatering solution was needed urgently to ensure the work continued without further delays.

Our engineers installed wellpoints all around the area which needed to be dewatered, and connected to a 6 inch super silent pump and a vacuum pump to accelerate the land drying process. The installation process was carried out within a day, with the operations starting on the same day as well.

The super silent range of pumps were chosen for their incredible low noise levels without any compromise on power, reliability and flexibility. The pump performance was praised by the client and the swift operations ensured that the land was dry in the least amount of time.

For more information on how we handle emergency and urgent groundwater and pumping requirements, contact our experts on:

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Khansaheb Sykes Welcomes New Generators in our Fleet!

Continuous improvement and change towards betterment are what drives us at Khansaheb Sykes in serving you better each time.

Our dewatering and pump rental service promise you with a consistent and foolproof pumping solution 24/7 and 365 days a year. We have recently added a few more generators to our fleet which helps us in providing you with a reliable service throughout your hire period.

We rent generators to our clients alongside with our deep well and wellpoint pumps, to ensure that our units function consistently irrespective of the site facing power breakdowns if any. The growing demand in the construction and real estate sector in the Middle East requires contractors and sub-contractors to function effortlessly and ensure all backups are in place.

Our generators range from 30kW to up to 2000kW powered by diesel which provide solutions to every industrial need. Our efficient technicians and engineers will promptly deliver and install our equipment and ensure a continuous and reliable service.

Our dewatering team has been serving the UAE since the last 40 years and will continue to provide you with efficient and effective dewatering solutions. To get in touch with one of our experts about our latest improvises and newly added fleets, contact us on our toll-free 800 79537 or send us a quick email on

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Deepwell Dewatering to excavate for construction of Luxury Hotel

Excavations are necessary for construction of firm foundations for the buildings. Deep excavations are very challenging as groundwater is prone to become an obstruction during the excavation progress.

When a leading contractor in Dubai was looking for a perfect dewatering sub-contractor for controlling ground water for the construction of a luxury hotel where an excavation of over 16 meters was required, Khansaheb Sykes was approached to control the water levels.

Deepwell dewatering is the most suitable method for controlling groundwater for excavations which are deeper and are not possible to be dewatered by installation of WellPoint’s. Our experts have installed gravity drainage system which is connected to the permanent deep well pumping station.

Considering the size of the plot, the dewatering is being carried out phase by phase. The first phase for excavation of lift pit area 1 has been successfully completed and connected to the permanent pumping system.

Once all drainage systems are dewatered, our engineers will withdraw the temporary installed deep well systems inside the plot area and the permanently deep well systems which are installed within the diaphragm wall will handle everything after that.

The installation of gravity drainage system is an added advantage as there will be no opening in the raft, the civil contractor doesn’t need to make any opening in the raft, making the drainage system full proof.

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Bespoke Pump Hire Solutions from Khansaheb Sykes

Since our inception, each day we strive to give you a better product, which is customized to your needs and is the most effective and efficient when dewatering or pumping. Our trailer driven pumps are one such product which ease your transportation and reach you in a short time during emergencies or urgent requirements.

Loading and offloading of equipment on trucks causes unnecessary time delays to the schedule of your project. To overcome any time delays, our set of modified trailer driven pumps, which can be trailed behind any vehicle and transported with ease and are available for hire.

The change of design does not affect the performance of these units, and they function effortlessly when working with clean or dirty water, sump pumping, water transfer applications, construction dewatering etc.

Click here to browse through the specifications, or contact our experts to get the best dewatering and pump hire advice:

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Dewatering at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a home to many luxurious hotels, apartments and villa’s. Khansaheb Sykes has been approached for dewatering at this prestigious location for the construction of 5 new villas.

The main challenge faced with the dewatering was the site location proximity to the sea, which is hardly a few feet away. Our site investigation and prior knowledge of subsoil and water table level enabled us to recommend and install the most appropriate system. Being well experienced in handling the toughest of the dewatering and groundwater control projects enabled our team to build a well point wall around the entire area where the construction was taking place.

As the site is very near to the sea, the well points have been installed in close proximity to each other so as to keep away pressured water from obstructing the construction schedule. Our well point dewatering pumps WP150/60 were fitted with high capacity vacuum pumps to achieve the maximum drawdown and a number of well points could be installed.

A full proof dewatering solution is being provided to the client who has now begun with the construction of the villas. They were happy with the timely progress of their project without any obstructions.

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Khansaheb Sykes Dewaters for the Expansion of Mall Of Emirates

The UAE’s most premium and luxury retail outlet is being expanded to include more entertainment and shopping outlets for its guests.

Khansaheb Sykes is privileged to provide our services and be a part of this project. We have installed a perimeter deep well dewatering system to enable the construction of an electrical substation as a part of extension of the MOE.


With the help of our drainage solids handling pumps, we are diverting sewage water by over pumping. We are as well supplying drainage sump pumps for diverting storm water to enable the service repairs of existing infrastructure and connection of new infrastructure.

Temporary over pumping is a solution for the transfer of water supplies and sewage flow so that these essential services are incessant during constructions. Our engineers are experienced and well versed in all forms of groundwater control, hereby providing you with the best pump installation and dewatering solutions for any form of building activity.

Our diverse range of pumps have been utilized worldwide for various fluid movement applications and to dewater land before laying foundations. For a quick enquiry or to know more information about our services, contact our experts!

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