Hytrans® Systems successful bidder "Large-scale water supply" in the Netherlands

After 30 years of proven performance, the Dutch government has decided that the current mobile water supply systems featuring hydraulically driven submersible pumps used for long-distance water transport, need to be replaced. The systems supplied between 1988 and 1992 (also by Hytrans® Systems) and used in the event of large-scale disasters, will be replaced by "State of the art" systems, in which 4 new patents are applied. The new Mobile water transport systems have a higher capacity, allows more flexibility and most of all is much easier to handle and operate. In addition, each participating Fire Department/Safety Region in the Netherlands (20 out of total of 25) can customize the systems entirely according to their own specifications through an option list, to be optimally configured for their region.


Hytrans® Systems BV was founded in 1964 and since then active in the field of diesel-driven hydraulic systems. On behalf of, and in cooperation with the Dutch government, an innovative and revolutionary pump system was developed now known as HydroSub® and entered the market under the name of Hytrans® Fire Systems (HFS®).


After the introduction in 1988, more than 1000 mobile pump systems are today operational worldwide. The HydroSub® has proven itself in the most extreme conditions over the last 30 years. Recently, HydroSub® units were used in the rescue operation in Thailand, where twelve children and their football coach were successfully rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave. Certainly not to mention the deployment during the Tsunami in Japan in 2011. A HydroSub® of the Tokyo Fire Brigade was used very successfully to cool reactor 3 at Fukushima from the outside. This reduced the radioactive radiation and enabled rescue workers to regain control of the situation.


Today Hytrans® Systems in Lemmer is working with over 50 highly motivated people who develop, optimize and build the products. After delivery Hytrans® provides training so that the end users can make optimal use of the possibilities for when things really go wrong.