Water pump station Leemans

Installation of the piping and necessary accessories


The Leemans pumping station at Den Oever is one of two pumping stations built in the late 1920s for the reclamation of the Wieringermeer. The Leemans pumping station is now on its own to keep the Wieringermeer dry. The second pumping station, Lely pumping station, will only be operational in emergencies.

The Leemans pumping station is now being thoroughly renovated and on behalf of the Noorderkwartier Water Board (HHNK), in collaboration with Van den Heuvel (family business in infrastructure technology), we installed a temporary pumping installation of more than 15,000 m3 per hour to take over the function of the Leemans polder pumping station. 

We have entered into a great partnership with Van den Heuvel and client HHNK and have drawn up a plan in a short time. Van den Heuvel carried out the civil engineering part, the foundation for the temporary pump installation and the piping, and we installed the piping and the necessary accessories.
We have been able to set up the completely closed system without non-return valves in such a way that the risk of the Wadden Sea siphoning back into the polder is prevented.

Source: we have placed the video with permission from Van den Heuvel.

Type of project
Surface water

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