Bedford wins fish friendly pump order in Belgium

Bedford Pumps Ltd is supplying its fish friendly pumps for a Belgian pumping station.

The UK pump company worked with supply chain partners Hidrostal Benelux and electrical mechanical contractors Electro Goeminne Dikkelvenne on the solution for Engelendelft Pumping Station in Houthulst, Belgium, owned and operated by VMM.

The vertical suspended pumpset from Bedford’s DAF (Direct Drive Axial Flow) range will discharge below floor level at a duty of 400 litres per second at 3m head. As the pump will be used in brackish water, it is manufactured entirely from stainless steel, except for the impeller which is cast from aluminium bronze.

Bedford’s pumps were carefully matched against the client’s duty requirement. The pumps were designed not only to offer a safe passage to fish and eels but also to provide enhanced life, lower maintenance costs and improved efficiency, resulting in the lowest total cost of ownership.