Xylem Water Solutions South Africa is opening a brand new rental depot in Steelpoort, Limpopo in the near future. The decision to open a depot in Steelpoort was realised because of the rapidly growing demand in mining operations in the area. The site for the new depot has already been identified and building construction will get underway in the next few weeks. The new rental depot will be fully operational by the second quarter of 2013.
The new site is the company’s fourth rental depot in South Africa, with established depots already operating in Cape Town, Rustenburg (Northwest) and Johannesburg.
“Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s dedicated dewatering rental services are designed to cater specifically to the needs of local customers. Each rental fleet is organised so that it aligns with whatever specific services our local customers require. Xylem’s goal is to offer flexible dewatering rental services and to respond to customers’ needs as rapidly as possible. In addition to our extensive range of Flygt submersible pumps, our rental fleet now also includes the Godwin diesel surface pump which is ideal for mining applications, bypassing sewer systems, drainage and large water transfer projects. The Godwin portfolio includes a full range of ‘silent’ models which is specifically designed for densely populated areas,” says Harry Steyn, general manager of Xylem Water Solutions South Africa’s Rental Division.
“We are noticing an increased demand for dewatering services to be supplied as a complete package including the pump and water treatment systems, engineering expertise and project management. Xylem Water Solutions onsite dewatering service provides customers with turnkey solutions from a single source. This limits customers’ administration and management efforts and provides peace of mind as they are contracting dewatering experts to take care of the job,” adds Steyn.