As with any construction project, timing, cost, and safety were all essential considerations for the Dutypoint team working on the terminal expansion at Portsmouth International Port. All elements of the solution we provided needed to be reliable and meet the specifications set by the contractors. We went above and beyond, adapting the standard design to supply a Horizontal GRP Chamber that would suit the application’s needs.
We were in constant communication with Knights Brown to ensure we were on top of their deadlines and supplied all necessary information and technical specifications so they could check our solution was fully compliant before delivery and installation. Once we had sign-off, the challenge was getting it assembled and commissioned on time. Our team worked tirelessly to ensure it was in situ on the date given to allow the rest of the project to continue to run smoothly.
For this project, Dutypoint designed, manufactured and commissioned a made-to-measure horizontal GRP pump station, including sumps for pump operation. The Vortech Plus Horizontal GRP has many advantages over traditional systems, offering multiple internal configurations to suit the requirements of any project. The system only requires one tank, with surface water in one end and foul water in the other, to conserve valuable space on site. For foul water applications like this project, it can include mixers and aeration to stop septicity. The sump functions as the operational area of the pump station, while the main chamber provides emergency storage for the terminal.