Xylem Inc. is expanding its dewatering pump rental offering across Europe to cater to a growing demand within the construction, municipal, mining and industrial sectors. Xylem will increase its bank of surface-mounted and submersible pumps through an aggressive rental branch rollout scheduled over the coming years including refurbishment of existing premises, brand new locations and via selective acquisitions.
Xylem has also announced it will unveil a new submersible dewatering pump range at the Bauma International Trade Fair, April 15-21, in Munich; comprising four new pumps ranging from 4 to 18 kW. The new range is designed for water removal in the toughest applications in mining, tunnelling and other extremely harsh dewatering conditions.
According to Xylem, it is experiencing a growing need within the construction industry for expert providers of complete, turnkey dewatering solutions as well as for dewatering pumps to rent.
Andrew Jones, head of Xylem’s dewatering business, said, “We have noticed an increased demand within the industry for dewatering services to be supplied as a complete package including pump and water treatment systems, engineering expertise and project management. This limits customers’ administration and management efforts and provides peace of mind as they are contracting dewatering experts to take care of the job.
“While construction industry businesses may have some of the technical expertise in-house that is required to manage and operate dewatering projects, more limited budgets due to challenging economic conditions, mean that they do not wish to make significant investments in equipment purchases that may just be required for a one-off project,” continued Jones.
Xylem’s rental service also eliminates the need for the storage and maintenance of dewatering equipment.
“Our expanding presence across Europe means that wherever customers are located they have access to a wide range of well-maintained, world class dewatering solutions and application engineering expertise,” said Jones.