Sykes Pumps involved in operation clear-up Sandy in New York

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Sykes Pumps, the UK-based specialist pump hire company, has provided 42 pumps to aid the clear up operation following storm Sandy in New York, USA.

Sykes Pumps has assisted
with other disaster clean-up operations in the past... so we are fairly au fait with the protocol in these slightly unusual and
challenging situations.

Sykes Pumps the UK-based specialist pump hire company has, via its North American distributor Ameripumps, provided 42 pumps as well as additional ancillary equipment, to aid the clear up operation following storm Sandy in New York, USA. The pumps are required for dewatering the flooded subway in Midtown: it was reported that close to 30 million gallons of water gushed into the crucial commuter tunnels.

The self-priming pump models supplied by Sykes Pumps are the GP100 and GP200 and were specified due to the requirement for 50 HP or less. To ensure that the pumps are properly maintained and function to maximum capacity, the company has also supplied technicians at no charge to assist in the setup and training.

Nigel Gill, Operations Support Director, Andrews Sykes, said: “Sykes Pumps has assisted with other disaster clean-up operations in the past - particularly floods along the Mississippi river and West Virginia - so we are fairly au fait with the protocol in these slightly unusual and challenging situations. While the urgency and severity of emergencies such as these cannot be overstated, the camaraderie amongst the pump industry and the specialists working on site should be commended.”

For more information about Andrews Sykes please visit http://www.andrews-sykes.com.

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