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Houghton International, in Newcastle, keeps dock pump in good order
AN engineering company, which specialises in electric machine maintenance, has ensured the continued smooth running of a 100-year-old pump at a North-East dock.
Houghton International carried out a full overhaul on the 500 horse power pump at A&P's drydock, at Teesport.
The five-acre facility, which has two dry docks and a 240m jetty, is used by A&P for work on offshore vessels, dredgers and tankers.
John Leckie, A&P North-East asset manager, said: “The repairs and rewind were carried out in a meticulous manner, and Houghton treated the motor as if it was their personal property.
“The motor and pump are now performing as good as new.”
Earlier this year, Newcastle-based Houghton, which launched a £1.5m expansion, said it hoped to secure new business in the US.
Michael Mitten, chief executive, said: “Our strategy to develop international markets is resulting in increasing demand from a number of key markets including North and South America.”
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