DXB Pump & Power Limited delivers £900,000 order for mine dewatering pumps to African mining company – 7th March 2020
Ipswich based pump manufacturer, DXB Pump & Power Limited has delivered an order of a dozen large portable engine driven mine dewatering pumpsets to a global mining company for ensuring their open cast mine remains productive during the annual seasonal heavy rains.
The delivery for the twelve pumpsets built in the DXB Pump factory just outside Ipswich, includes all the pumpsets being mounted on heavy duty trailers that would enable them to be moved around the mine easily behind their earth moving equipment as well as optional extras such as Wiggins fast fuelling systems, Storm & Stone Protection Systems and LED lighting and safety lights.
Designed and built in the UK at their new facility in Baylham, DXB Pump & Power has fast become a preferred supplier of mine dewatering pumps because of its use of the world leading pump ends from their partner Cornell Pump of the USA, and its ability to offer extremely heavy duty pumpsets at prices well below traditional larger manufacturers prices due to their highly efficient production facility and low corporate overheads.
Simon Ruffles, Managing Director of DXB Pump & Power said “To be selected for this size of contract ahead of our global competitors shows that mines are now looking for a more competitive supplier of high quality pumpsets that offer a low lifetime cost of ownership through lower initial purchase price and through the design of high efficiency pumpsets. DXB Pump had all its fabrications undertaken in two companies based in Suffolk as well as using other local suppliers for other key parts such as engines and control systems. He continued “We used fabricators based right here in Suffolk to supply almost ten tonnes of fabrications for the whole project and had a fantastic specialist paint company based outside Ipswich finish the trailers before we mounted the equipment and tested them. The support we received for the project from local businesses was extraordinary.”
DXB Pump & Power has designed a range of pumpsets that offer flow rates of 400, 750 and 1000m3/hr at pressures up to 16 bar using CAT and Scania engines built in open skid frames that can be shipped either in a normal 747 freighter or standard 20ft container.
For the UK market, the company has designed a range of sound attenuated, fully bunded pumpsets which are used by local quarries, construction companies and water companies for maintaining and controlling water in operations that high levels of downtime.