WEMS scoops maintenance contract

27 March 2008

South West Water (SWW) hopes to keep its submersible pumps up to scratch with the help of Wyko Mechanical Services (WEMS) and Siemens. WEMS won the contract, with the Exeter based water and waste company, to support in-house workshops for motor repair or replacement and pump refurbishment.


Under the three-way partnering agreement Siemens has provided a consignment stock of motors to SWW. The agreement covers single and three phase TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) motors, ‘squirrel cage’ induction motors and motors for submersible pumps.

WEMS says it has a good track record in the water industry, having worked with companies including Thames Water Utilities and Southern Water, and claims it can meet exacting health and safety standards. Furthermore it maintained its experience of working to the standards of the Water Supply Regulations was an important factor in it winning the contract.

A network of service and specialist repair centres, combined with Wyko’s acquisition of Exeter’s Forco Electrical Services, was also claimed to be instrumental in SWW’s choice.

SWW says its sites need experienced people to deal with hazards including deep tanks and wells and confined spaces with physical, chemical and biological factors to consider.

Mike Brook, business development director at WEMS, said: ‘We are pleased to be working with Siemens in supporting South West Water on this project. WEMS has many years of experience in the water industry and can offer a diverse range of services, offering such specialities as generator maintenance, mechanical work, gearbox repair, air blower repair and our expanding expertise in condition monitoring.’

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