Diving in and pumping out

A Midlands Power Plant has experienced difficulty during previous efforts to isolate and clear the inlet works to complete an inspection of its condition. EDS have successfully risen to the challenge, created a solution, and efficiently completed the job!

The Challenge 

  • The inlet dock stop gates were resealed in advance by the client; however, EDS are needed to ensure the stop gates form an effective seal to isolate the inlet dock when installed.
  • Residual water in the inlet dock would then need to be pumped out so that a confined space entry could be made into the inlet dock to clear and remove the silt and wash down the dock

The Solution

  • All of our team have completed their City and Guilds Confined Space and Rescue level 3 training, which means confined space entry is never a problem for EDS.
  • A very effective seal was achieved, and our confined space operatives were able to enter the inlet dock and remove the Silt. The area was then cleaned and the client was able to make a thorough inspection of the inlet dock.

The work was finished ahead of schedule, and the client was extremely happy with the work

‘The EDS guys are doing a fantastic job and have cracked on without any complaints and have worked to the agreed methods exactly as planned.

Please pass on our thanks for the continued excellent work.

Brett Quirk

Maintenance Supervisor

The team were then asked to carry out similar works to clear silt and material upon drain down of the outfall basin. A successful outcome was achieved by all, it’s ‘all in a day’s work for #TeamEDS’