On Wednesday the 5th of February, Managing Director Jeroen Van Heck, who had travelled to England to assess the situation, got the direct go ahead from the Environment Agency to ship 13 pumps with pipe work to the flooded lowlands in Somerset.
4 hours later the first lorry was loaded and making its way to the ferry to England. Installation of the first pumps started early on Friday morning.
It soon became apparent that more pumps would be needed at different locations and loading continued over the weekend.
At the present moment Van Heck has shipped more than 20 pumps using more than 30 lorries to flood ridden Somerset. With more bad weather forecast, it is likely that even more may be needed.