About Khansaheb Sykes

Khansaheb Sykes was set up in 1976 following our involvement with Costain International on the Shindegah Tunnel Crossing of the Dubai Creek. As a joint venture with Khansaheb Civil Engineering L.L.C., Khansaheb Sykes was created as a specialised dewatering contractor and pumping equipment supplier for building, construction and petrochemical operations together with water companies and local municipalities, we have been involved with dewatering of major infrastructure projects including Jebel Ali Port and Dubai Dry Docks.

Khansaheb Sykes employs over 150 personnel from its locations at Al Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the Western Region of the UAE. From our inception Khansaheb Sykes has grown into one of the most recognised dewatering companies located within the UAE and GCC countries. Our specialist knowledge in dewatering sets us apart from our competitors.

A subsidiary of Andrews Sykes Group, the UK’s biggest specialist hire company, our business is founded on the expertise and know-how of Sykes Pumps, which celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2017.

Towards the end of 2021, our Italian business became the first European location outside the UK to offer pump hire services. The Noleggia Pompe subsidiary was set up to operate alongside Nolo Climat.

Continuously setting ourselves only the highest of standards

In recognising our Environmental, Safety & Quality responsibilities, Khansaheb Sykes sets itself key goals to attain internationally recognised standards.

We're proud to have achieved the following accreditations:

Khansaheb Group was established in 1935, making it the longest standing contractor in the UAE. Since then the company has been providing a wide range of construction services to clients across the United Arab Emirates. The Khansaheb name is synonymous with integrity, reliability, professional management expertise and the delivery of high quality construction projects. Khansaheb has been instrumental in the development of the UAE and prides itself on its consistent delivery of the highest quality and the best service.

In more recent history the company has branched out from civil engineering to Facilities Management, enabling it to manage the entire process from planning to building and management. The company’s chairman, the honourable Hussain Abdulrahman Khansaheb, believes that trustworthiness and hard-working, well-trained staff form the core of everything the Khansaheb Group stands for, and continues to lead the company on this route.

With a strong commitment to sustainability, customer care and community, Khansaheb Civil Engineering is truly the cream of the crop when it comes to construction in the UAE, and the Sykes Group is delighted to continue their partnership with such a well-respected institution.


From Our Blog

Proactive response leaves a positive impression on a major customer!

Proactive response leaves a positive impression on a major customer!

Few things bring us more joy than hearing positive feedback from satisfied clients. Recently, we had the pleasure of providing dewatering pumps to a customer and major building contractor in Oman, and we are thrilled to say that they were extremely happy with our service. Advanced pumping and groundwater solutions are our undoubtedly our area

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Dubai Dry Docks: two projects, two tailored solutions and zero issues!

Dubai Dry Docks: two projects, two tailored solutions and zero issues!

At Khansaheb Sykes, we’re accustomed to the requirements of dry-docking processes and the operational scales at play when involved with projects of this nature. Dubai Dry Docks are integral to the maintenance of vessels that are brought to dry land for inspection and essential upkeep to ensure regulatory conditions are met. Our expertise in this

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Khansaheb Sykes teams up with Dubai’s RTA on internal roads project

Khansaheb Sykes teams up with Dubai’s RTA on internal roads project

With the high-profile construction of new internal roads in Nad Al Sheba 2 making good progress, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has turned to Khansaheb Sykes to assist with the laying of stormwater drainage pipeline. The infrastructural development has been commissioned with the intention of easing traffic flows and improving road safety, with work

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Andrews Sykes Group

Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd is our main UK trading company. As the UK’s leading specialist hire company, we provide the best pumping, heating and cooling solution for virtually every need, location and application 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Our aim is to help our customers to address the real-life challenges they face-whether planned or emergency-in the fastest, most expert, professional and cost effective ways. We offer the safest, most reliable equipment sourced from the world’s top manufacturers.

Andrews Sykes Hire features the two premier brands of the UK hire industry: Sykes Pumps and Andrews family of climate control brand, which are: Andrews Air Conditioning, Andrews Heat for Hire, Andrews Dehumidification, Andrews Chillers, Andrews Boilers and Andrews Ventilation.

The Andrews brand has more than 40 years’ experience dealing with hire, sale, installation and maintenance of all types of comfort cooling, air conditioning, heating, temperature control, ventilation and dehumidification systems, making us the UK’s biggest and most reliable specialist hire company.

Sykes Pumps has more than 160 years’ experience in delivering advanced pumping and ground water solutions. No other company has more expertise and heritage in pumping, de-watering and specialist fluid moving than Sykes pumps. Starting on the banks of the Thames way back in 1857, our long history has seen us supporting key projects across the UK, both planned and emergency. A lot has changed over the years but our commitment to delivering the finest equipment and exceptional service hasn’t.

Andrews Sykes Hire is split into 7 main product groups;

Sykes Pumps

Having been established in 1857 Sykes Pumps have over 160 years of experience in pumps and pump hire. As market leaders we offer an extensive range of pumps including diesel driven units, electric submersibles, sewage submersibles, super silenced units, hydraulic submersibles, high capacity units, high pressure pumps and air driven pumps. From our nationwide depot network we offer a 24/7/365 emergency service and instant delivery. Our team of specialist pumping engineers provide technical advice and service backup to supports a hire fleet of over 3000 units. We are the preferred suppliers to many construction and utility companies and have vast experience in a diverse selection of industries including; construction, water and waste, marine, power generation, petro chem, aggregate and emergency services. From one-off pump hires to complex over pumping schemes, we deliver the right equipment and bespoke pumping solutions for our customers, regardless whether it is an emergency or planned works.

Andrews Air Conditioning Hire

Andrews Air Conditioning is the UK’s no. 1 supplier of portable cooling services. Having introduced the concept of air conditioning hire to the UK in the late 1960’s, we have been keeping customers cool for over 40 years. Using our vast experience we have gained an unrivalled reputation for providing bespoke solutions for a wide range of applications. Our customers include local authorities, retail and leisure groups, healthcare establishments, facilities management and IT companies. Andrews Air Conditioning Hire takes pride in providing the best air conditioning units and cooling solutions, at the right price, whenever you need it. We have over 10,000 units in our hire fleet ranging from 2kw to 17kw, all of which are available for instant delivery nationwide 24/7/365.

Andrews Heat for Hire

Andrews Heat for Hire has been the UK’s leading provider of portable and temporary heating solutions for over 50 years. Since pioneering heating hire in the early 1960’s we have created heating solutions for a wide range of applications. Our clients include construction companies, retail outlets, healthcare establishments, warehousing and distribution operations, facilities management organisations and event organisers. From a single unit to warm a small office to a complex installation on a multi-storey construction development, you can trust Andrews Heat for Hire to develop the right solution. Our goal is to provide our clients with a safe, fast, professional and expert solution to the heating challenges they face. Our network of depots offer a comprehensive service 24/7/365, supplying electric, gas and oil fuelled heaters for immediate delivery complete with all of the necessary fuel, accessories and expertise, that you will need.

Andrews Chiller Hire

Andrews Chillers provides a comprehensive range of chillers and air handlers for wide variation of applications. Working closely with our air conditioning divisions, our chiller rental range extends from 30kw mobile units, up to single units of 750kw in capacity and multi mega-watt packages, for the largest of requirements. In addition to chillers we also hire air handlers, heat exchangers and fan coils together with all of the necessary accessories to complete a full installation. Applications often require low temperature for ice rinks, food storage or industrial requirements, our range of low temperature chillers and the unique Fast Chill range enable us to offer the perfect solution. Our clients include HVAC contractors, facility managers, petro-chem plants, telecommunications providers, data centres, event organisers and food manufacturers. As industry leaders, we work with our clients to deliver the optimum chilling solution, whether they require small standalone packages or complex systems in a fast cost effective and professional way.

Andrews Boiler Hire

Andrews Boilers is the UK’s number one supplier of boiler hire services. We provide bespoke solutions to cover every possible situation in the provision of hot water and heating. We have mobile packaged boilers of 100kw, 250kw, 375kw, 500kw and 1,000kw capacity. These units are complete with pumps, valves, heat exchangers and control systems in a single container, they can be used with either mains gas or fuel oil. For smaller requirements such as under floor heating we offer electric boilers, which are portable and simple to install, with capacities of 22kw and 36kw. To complement our boiler range we provide air handlers, fan coils, heat exchangers, fuel tanks and hoses, along with all of the accessories required to complete an installation. Our engineers are gas safe qualified and provide a 24/7/365 installation and service back up. We have extensive experience in both the commercial and public sectors and we will deliver the solution you require whatever your application.

Andrews Dehumidification

Andrews Dehumidification is the UK’s leader in drying and humidity solutions. The specific industry expertise of our engineers and support staff means that we can handle any situation that requires humidity control, irrespective of scale. We supply both refrigerant and desiccant drying equipment, thereby covering every possible situation. Whether it is for a short term emergency following a flood, or a long term dehumidification programme for the storage of delicate and sensitive materials, Andrews can provide the perfect solution. Our range extends from small portable units through to high capacity specialist units, all of which are available from any of our strategically located service depots through the country.

Andrews Ventilation

Andrews Ventilation provides an extensive range portable cooling, extraction and ventilation fans for hire. Our ASF cooling fans are often used to provide fresh air and comfort cooling, in environments such as offices, warehouses, gymnasiums, shops, factories, airports and events. The FV range of ventilation and extraction fans, are commonly used for more industrial applications. When used for extraction they can remove dangerous odours from the workspace such as paint vapours, dust, welding fumes and carbon monoxide. In ventilation applications they provide fresh air to confined spaces or areas with restricted access. In recent year we have also added high capacity fans for use in tunnels and have complimented the range with dust filters, ducting and specialist accessories.


Andrews Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services Ltd

Our AAC&R operation provides permanent air conditioning services throughout the UK. The specialist installation division offers a wide range of permanently installed solutions, these include wall mounted split systems, cassette units, ducted systems, heat pump, VRV and chiller installations. We offer units from many of the world’s leading manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Samsung and many more. Our service and maintenance division offer an extensive selection of service options to our clients, these include planned maintenance programmes, a breakdown repair service, R22 and Fgas management support, expertise and advice. With expertise in a wide and diverse range of sectors, AAC&R has become one of the UK’s leading providers of fixed air conditioning solutions.

Climate Contingency Services

CCS provide bespoke and tailored contingency solutions for cooling, heating and pumping systems, ranging from a simple risk assessment or contingency plan to a full emergency standby system. So many businesses experience problems because they do not have a contingency plan in place. From broken pumping systems to damaged heaters, a business can come to a stop without having a contingency. Vital services operations such as hospitals, data centres, telecommunication operators and emergency services are all included in our client list. CCS offer the full range of Andrews Sykes products along with guaranteed response time and a peace of mind should an emergency strike at any time.

Operations Worldwide

UK depots

Charlton, London, Aberdeen, Scotland, Ashford, Kent, Basildon, Essex, Birmingham, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Bristol, Glasgow, Scotland, Grangemouth, Heathrow, London, Inverness, Scotland, Leeds, Yorkshire, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Lancashire, Penrith, Cumbria, Pontypridd, Wales, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, Sedgefield, Durham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


The Netherlands

Andrews Sykes BV was established in 1971 and has grown to provide a comprehensive regional coverage of the Netherlands through four strategically placed depots. Today, as part of Europe’s leading specialist climate hire group, Andrews Sykes BV provide a full range of portable climate hire solutions for, construction sites, industrial locations, retail outlets, banks, server rooms, telecommunication operators, corporate events organisers, facilities managers and many more. Our expertise and experience have enable Andrews Sykes BV to become market leaders in Holland, for air condition, ventilation, heating, dehumidification, boiler and chiller hire. Our engineers based from depots in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Hoogeveen provide our Dutch clients with a genuine 24/7/365 service.


Andrews Sykes BVBA, based in Brussels, offers the complete range of Andrews Sykes climate hire services to the Belgian market. Our distribution and service structure allows us to offer a fast and effective service across the whole country. Our staff, literature and website have both French and Flemish languages. With more than 40 years’ experience in the Benelux region we provide dedicated specialist local expertise to our customers for the hire of air conditioning, heating, chillers, boilers and ventilation. Andrews Sykes BVBA hold central stocks of hire equipment to ensure we can match a broad range of cooling, heating, ventilation and dehumidification solutions for both comfort temperature control and a wide range of industrial processes.


Following our success in Belgium and Holland we have extended our coverage into Luxembourg with the opening of a new operation, Andrews Sykes Climat Location srl, in 2013. This business works closely with our Belgian operation to provide the full range of Andrews Sykes climate rental products across the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


Andrews Sykes offers portable climate control equipment hire solutions in the Romande part of Switzerland via our subsidiary Climat Location SA. No matter what the demand, whether it is for urgent hire for extreme temperature control, to replace existing equipment due to break down or for a planned maintenance shut down, we have a team of experts ready to respond, select, and deliver the ideal hire equipment, for either short or long term hire. Our first Swiss depot was opened in 2013 and is located between Geneva and Lausanne in order to provide a fast response throughout the French speaking Cantons.


Nolo Climat Srl is the Andrews Sykes Italian climate rental operation. This business opened in 2011 and has grown significantly in recent years to become a market leader in the hire of air conditioning, heaters, dehumidification, chillers and boilers in Northern Italy. The first depot was opened in Milan and quickly doubled in size. This depot proved to be the ideal location to cover Italy’s second city and the Lombardy region, with the easy access to the motorway network, our coverage has extended and has led to further growth throughout the country. In 2017, we opened a second depot in Bologna in order to accommodate the growing demand for our products and services. The Group chose Italy as a base for its strategic expansion after enjoying strong manufacturing links with the country for over 20 years and this has assisted the business in becoming a leading authority for Chiller hire in a very short period of time.


Andrews Sykes have been working with our customers in France for many years and in 2012 opened our French subsidiary company, Andrews Sykes Climat Location SAS. The first branch of our French business was opened in Lille; a location specifically chosen because the city’s busy commercial activity. Our expansion into this region enabled us to offer Northern France a full range of climate hire products, including air conditioners, heaters, dehumidifiers, chillers and boilers.

In 2014, we added a second depot in Paris in order to accommodate the growing demand for our services from within the capital City. Since then, our Paris base has undergone significant expansion and is now twice the size of the original building. Following an incredibly successful period, it was decided that additional space would be needed to store an increased hire fleet and house extra employees who have since joined the company.

A third depot was then added during the spring of 2015, with Andrews Sykes Climat Location adding Lyon to the list of major French cities we can claim to have a strong presence in. This move also allows us to provide a comprehensive climate hire service throughout the South of France.


Andrews Sykes work closely with our local distributor Aska Sykes Ltd throughout Ireland. For more than 15 years, Aska Sykes have provided pumping and climate hire solutions to over 3000 customers in Ireland. They offer a nationwide coverage from depots located in Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Lisburn and Belfast. Just like Andrews Sykes, they hire and sell pumps, boilers, heaters, chillers and portable air conditioners as well as supplying accessories for all equipment.



In the United States of America, Sykes Pumps have been a leading brand for well over 50 years with our Univac range of pumps being a popular choice for contactors and pump rental companies alike. Our distributors and agents have provided a comprehensive and localised product range (for both sales and hire) to meet the rigorous demands of the American market. With pumps ranging from 4 inches to 16 inches, whilst taking into consideration durability, ease of use, portability, versatility, and environmental concerns. We are always looking to develop our distribution network throughout the USA and welcome enquiries for agencies and distributorships. For further information please send your details to [email protected].

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