Having been in service for over 75 years, the tidal gate at West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire has been replaced as part of a continual improvement programme being carried out by the Environment Agency (EA). The project, which took just over 3 months to complete, was awarded to ECS Engineering Services as part of its framework agreement with the EA.
The Environment Agency (EA) has awarded ECS Engineering Services, one of its framework contractors, with a project to design, build and install a new bridge in Mapledurham, near Reading. As the exclusive UK agent for FiberCore Europe, the proposed design from ECS will use proprietary technology to construct a strong, lightweight and durable structure using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP).
ECS Engineering Services has moved from its original locations in Pinxton to a combined facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. The new premises extend to 50,000 sq ft with a dedicated steel stock yard, a large steel fabrication area and generous office space for the design and project management teams.
As part of a £1.8 million investment in the refurbishment of a number of its assets along the River Thames, the Environment Agency (EA) has replaced the lock gates at both Romney and Marlow. This complex part of the project was delivered by ECS Engineering Services as a turnkey solution that involved considerable in-house design and steel fabrication work.
ECS Engineering Services, which has a number of framework contracts with the EA, was tasked with removing the existing footbridge and installing the new maintenance-free bridge designed and manufactured by ECS from recycled plastic and a steel sub-frame. The new design has a very similar look to the original bridge but it is weather resistant, providing up to twice the anti-slip properties of wood, especially in wintery conditions.
The Shropshire Groundwater Scheme (SGS) has been developed to maintain the water levels in the River Severn by pumping water from surface and groundwater storage either directly into the Severn or one of its major tributaries. The contract for maintaining the pumping stations and the equipment within them has been awarded to ECS Engineering Services on a rolling 5 year contract.
Maintaining the land drainage scheme in Lincolnshire is an important task for the Environment Agency (EA) and the pumping stations used to control water levels are protected by weedscreens to prevent damage to the pumps. The equipment at the Dirtness station had been in service for over 60 years and was beginning to pose increased maintenance costs as well as potential health and safety concerns for the operators. The solution required the installation of a new, reliable system that would reduce the overall operating costs and improve safety.
As part of a continuous improvement programme, Severn Trent Water identifies and replaces equipment that has reached the end of its service life. A recent project in South Yorkshire involved the replacement of four Archimedes screwpumps that had achieved over 30 years in service. The contract was delivered by ECS Engineering Services as a turnkey solution for the tier 1 contractor, NMCNomenca.
Following an underground fire, the Daw Mill colliery was closed in March 2013. Since then work has been underway to put the fire out and make the site safe, while also removing all of the above ground structures. A major part of this work has involved filling in the 2 mineshafts, which required a specially engineered cover plate to be constructed. This work has been undertaken by ECS Engineering Services in conjunction with JMC on behalf of the Coal Authority.
ECS Engineering Services has completed the turnkey delivery and installation of a new cycle / footbridge for a supermarket distribution centre in North London. The project came from the company’s long term relationship with Cauntons, which was the principal supplier of the steelwork for the construction of the new building.
The National Coal Mining Museum for England has been offering visitors the chance to learn more about this ancient industry for over 25 years. As with most coal mines, there is a constant build up of water in the underground workings that makes its way to the old mineshafts. This water needs to be pumped out and treated before it is discharged into the local watercourse. ECS Engineering Services has been responsible for maintaining the pumps and the treatment works for the past 18 years and ensuring that the water levels remain under control.
ECS Engineering Services has announced greater UK coverage and support for the supply, installation and maintenance of Archimedes screw pumps. ECS has a long history and expertise in designing, fabricating, installing and maintaining water control structures and machinery, all of which are enhanced by its exclusive partnership with Landustrie, a leading manufacturer of Archimedes screw pumps and hydro-generators. The combined capabilities of ECS and Landustrie deliver a complete package which can be customised to suit the individual requirements of each customer.
The Colwick Sluice in Nottingham is a key component of the flood defence apparatus designed to protect the city; one that the Environment Agency (EA) has been upgrading in order to improve the efficiency of essential maintenance work. As part of this project ECS Engineering Services has installed a new semi-automated stoplog deployment system which provides the EA with ‘dry’ access to the sluice gate mechanism, speeding up operations considerably.