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Dewatering pumps sale aids humanitarian and development initiatives in Yemen

For many years, Khansaheb Sykes has taken great pride in helping to improve the well-being of Yemeni citizens by working alongside the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Revered as a national service provider, technical advisor and implementer of a wide range of lifechanging initiatives, UNOPS has led countless infrastructural and procurement schemes to stimulate sustainable development in emerging nations.

One of the more recent projects included the restoration and enhancement of Yemen’s water and sanitisation, which has been adversely affected as a result of the country’s international conflicts.

We subsequently received an urgent pump enquiry through our local Yemeni distributor – Aladimi Global for Trading & Contracting – who sought a dewatering solution.

Following a brief dialogue with the client, we arranged the sale of four Sykes GP200 pumps mounted on highway trailers. Each unit was powered by a Lister Petter water cooled engine, providing a robust and versatile option suitable for many pumping configurations.

This purchase is the initial gateway to a much larger order that is expected to be drawn up and completed over the coming months.

As a company, we look forward to continuing our work supporting the people of Yemen and offering our services to key organisations undertaking transformative operations on a significant scale.

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Abu Dhabi petroleum company purchases dewatering solution

At Khansaheb Sykes, we are known for the quality of our equipment and the range of solutions available for customers to hire and purchase.

These factors, combined with the professionalism of our engineers, are among the reasons we are the go-to choice for clients across a broad spectrum of industries – including the oil and gas sector.

Last month, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) contacted us looking to buy a pump that could be used as a dewatering mechanism as and when required.

We proposed a Sykes hydraulic submersible unit complete with an H100S wet end, highlighting some of the benefits offered by this particular pump. Often used as an alternative to diesel driven pumps, this Hydraset is ideal for locations where a power source is unavailable or where low noise operation is essential.

The unit has impressive solids handling capabilities and features hard-wearing components that enable deployment even in the most gruelling applications.

While many projects necessitate that the pump functions for extended periods of time, its economical performance ensures that running costs are kept low even when continuously in use.

We were delighted to be able to assist one of the Middle East’s largest energy companies, having cultivated a business relationship that has spanned many years.

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Government Department buys pumps following recommendation from client

At Khansaheb Sykes, we are renowned for providing customers with effective dewatering solutions and proposing the right equipment for each individual project.

This expertise has allowed us to work with customers from a broad range of industries including construction, marine, utilities and many more.

Our reputation as industry leaders has allowed us to develop commercial relationships with various major customers, including a prominent government entity that has approved us as their preferred pumps supplier.

Impressed with our service on previous assignments, the Government Department recommended us to a separate divisional authority after they, too, required a pump solution.

At this juncture, the client purchased several GP150M dewatering pumps mounted on highway trailers after liaising directly with our technical experts.

Widely regarded as the industry benchmark for transportable dewatering pumps, our GP150M units incorporate the revered Sykes Univac vacuum system that enables re-priming automatically from dry.

The customer was searching for equipment that was simple to operate and easy to maintain, with the pumps’ ability to operate unattended for hours at a time a key reason behind these models being suggested.

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International logistics company purchases dewatering pumps

We recently agreed the sale of three UVO 150/100E dewatering pumps to a major logistics company seeking permanent equipment to assist with a long-term development overseas. Our client specifically approached Khansaheb Sykes with the intention of purchasing a pumping solution, having previously used our services on other occasions.

They specialise in overseeing maritime services, port terminal operations and cargo provisions and required a pumping solution to assist with a major project in Somaliland.

Prior to dispatch, our three pumps were fitted with new Doosan engines complete with full pump end rebuilds in order to maximise performance.

The customer has dealt with us on countless of occasions and was confident in our ability to deliver reliable pumps capable of handling the rigours of industrial use.

Khansaheb Sykes’ reputation as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of pumping equipment is complemented by a wide-ranging rental and sale fleet comprising of general purpose, dewatering, wastewater, borehole, hydraulic and super silent pumps.

For many years, we have demonstrated an aptitude for providing clients with pumping equipment on every conceivable scale.

To discuss a potential project with one of our expert advisors, call us today toll free on 800 79537.

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Khansaheb Sykes shows strength in numbers for major dewatering operation

When a largescale dewatering scheme requires immediate assistance, there are very few pump rental companies in the UAE that can accommodate demand beyond a certain scale.

For Khansaheb Sykes, however, the availability of suitable pumping equipment is never an issue. Having served customers across the Middle East since the 1970s, we have rightly developed a reputation for excellence, precision and reliability.

The efficiency with which we serve our clients has been supported by an expansive, modern rental fleet comprising of pumps designed for just about every use.

This capability has been a huge contributing factor in our involvement with many of the region’s most prominent pumping projects, including recently when a prestigious Abu Dhabi company sought a comprehensive dewatering solution.

Our customer requested a significant number of pumps to help remove water from a section of a port inlet and allow excavation works to begin in order to reduce water levels.

The sheer volume of pumps needed to successfully carry out this critical assignment would have been too much for most companies – but not us!

Initially, 60 dewatering pumps were delivered and installed less than two weeks after we were first contacted. Various strands of our business worked tirelessly to coordinate the maintenance, transportation and installation of the kit, with logistical processes performed flawlessly.

After the original requirement was handled, a further 30 units were supplied to supplement the pumps already functioning on site.

By seamlessly arranging the distribution of almost 100 dewatering pumps during a time-sensitive venture, we once again demonstrated our ability to effectively manage our resources and implement a solution that surpasses the high expectations of big-name customers.

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Construction company seeks Khansaheb Sykes pumping solution for infrastructural project

When a contractor sought a reliable dewatering pump arrangement to provide surface and sub-surface drainage management on a site in Dubai, they got in touch with us. For decades, Khansaheb Sykes has partnered customers from a multitude of industries and provided our extensive expertise in groundwater control whenever it is required.

On this occasion, our client was looking for a dewatering solution as part of a wider infrastructure works package which also involved controlling storm water drainage network levels. With the unique specifications of this project in mind, eight GP200M units were selected because of their aptitude for delivering in excess of 130 litres per second over distances of up to 1,100 metres.

These impressive performance capabilities were exactly what was required for the intended water transfers, which is why they are frequently used on building and engineering applications. Featuring automatic start/stop and dry run protection, our bespoke pumps were even fitted with solar panels to guarantee a constant power supply in remote locations and give the customer additional peace of mind.

With quality and reliability always at the forefront of what we do, it was important that the pumps were fitted with suitable engines given the critical nature of the application. After liaising directly with UAE Perkins, it was decided that each pump would be fitted with a 1104D-44TA water-cooled engine which allowed us to provide the contractor with a complete UK origin pump configuration.

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Dubai government department purchases 22 Sykes Pumps from Khansaheb Sykes

At Khansaheb Sykes, we’re known for both the quality of our pumps and the speed with which we can supply them when a client has a requirement.

As the Middle East’s go-to dewatering pump company since the 1970s, we have decades of experience when it comes to delivering pumping solutions to high profile customers across the region.

This capability was recently demonstrated once again when a local government department in Dubai sought a total of 22 dewatering pumps. The sale of 12 Sykes GP150M and 10 Sykes GP200M general purpose pumps was agreed, with their immediate availability enabling the transaction to be completed almost instantly.

Our general purpose pump range has been designed for use in multiple disciplines including construction, utilities, sewage over-pumping and civil engineering applications, providing an ideal dewatering solution because of the pumps’ ability to prime and re-prime automatically from dry.

These pumps set the industry standard and are highly regarded due to their reliability, portability and ease of maintenance. They can also operate unattended for extensive periods of time, guaranteeing a level of flexibility that allows site workers to focus their attention on other aspects of a project.

For more information on our specialist dewatering pumps click here, or call us today on 800 79537 if you wish to discuss an enquiry in more detail.

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COVID-19 update

The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff remains our highest priority.

We are continuing to observe the latest developments relating to the COVID-19 virus and are taking the necessary actions to provide our staff and customers with the best solutions to the changing situation. Many of our staff are now working from home and we are ensuring that deliveries and site visits are carried out as safely as possible.

We have a large stock of dewatering pumps and associated accessories available for rental or sale, along with specialist HVAC equipment, air conditioners, ventilation fans, dehumidifiers and chillers for larger applications provided by our sister company Andrews Sykes Climate Rental.

If for any reason you have any difficulty in contacting us by phone you can complete an enquiry form here and we will get back to you. Our 800 79537 phone line remains available 24/7 for all emergency calls. To contact your local depot, it may be easier to call them direct, a full list of depot numbers can be found by clicking here.

For information about our operations elsewhere in UK and across Europe, please refer to the individual websites which can be found on the worldwide locations page.

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Khansaheb Sykes’ dewatering increases its footprint in the Middle East

We are delighted to add an additional depot location in Dubai following a substantial investment in our Middle Eastern operations. Our new depot has been strategically selected to improve our service across Dubai and allows us to quickly reach customers based in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the United Arab Emirates.

In recent years, Khansaheb Sykes has provided pumping solutions for major deep well dewatering and wellpoint dewatering projects across the city. Our growing reputation within the region has prompted the need for a larger depot and additional yard space to accommodate an expanding rental fleet.

Dubai is famous for being the tourism capital of the UAE and its high concentration of ongoing construction projects, with many multimillion-pound developments currently underway. Our dewatering expertise and groundwater control have played a vital role in enabling countless building projects to go ahead, with demand for our services now at an all-time high.

The move will also benefit our Andrews Sykes Climate Rental operations by allowing us to cut response times when customers require HVAC or drying equipment.

Jamie Smele, General Manager at Khansaheb Sykes, said: “As a forward-thinking company that has enjoyed much success in a competitive market, it made sense for us to invest in a larger and more modern depot that is reflective of the way we do things.

“Our new property gives us an excellent foothold within a thriving city and allows us to play a significant role in helping to shape the everchanging geographical landscape, by providing complex dewatering solutions across the emirates.”

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Heaviest rainfall since 1996 necessitates Khansaheb Sykes’ help in UAE

Heavy downpours across the United Arab Emirates have brought much of the country to a standstill, breaking a 24-year record for rainfall in the region. The impact has been so severe that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has allocated 20 task forces to monitor the situation, with people fearing for their businesses and livelihoods.

A spokesman for the federal authority explained: “The teams have been assigned to deal with three main tasks, which include the drainage of waterlogged roads, removing mud and heavy debris, as well as repairing roads that may have been damaged by the rain.”

Unsurprisingly, the last few days have been extremely busy for our Khansaheb Sykes engineers who have been working tirelessly to ensure the effects of flooding are minimised.

A trailer carrying 10 of our GP150M dewatering pumps was delivered to Ras Al Khaimah Municipality – one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. These pumps are being used to remove flood water at numerous locations within the state and are providing vital relief to people based there.

Additionally, more than 50 dewatering pumps have been supplied to companies located within the worst affected areas and these are predominantly being used to remove surface water.

Ironically, the weather has been so severe that our own depot in Abu Dhabi has been affected. Fortunately, we have the means and resources to tackle the flooding and have been using our equipment on site to remove tens of thousands of litres of water.

While demand for our pumps has naturally surged, we have also provided drying equipment to a number of businesses in the area. The Midfield Terminal Complex within Abu Dhabi International Airport was badly affected by dampness, prompting us to arrange the hire of 20 building dehumidifiers which will accelerate the drying process.

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