Flood Control International recently installed sliding floodgates for clients National Grid and Northern Powergrid. The gates run on a dead level threshold meaning that vehicle access is uninterrupted. Automatic operation means that the sites are permanently affected and do not need manual input to operate.
As part of the Environment Agency's asset recovery works following the 2014 storms, Flood Control International was commissioned to design and install a number of hydraulic ram assemblies to enable existing gates to operate safely in high winds. Due to the coastal environment, the stainless steel rams were further protected with stainless steel shrouds to prevent wind-blown sand getting to the mechanisms. As the gates were all existing, every design was bespoke to accommodate existing features, opening arcs, and design loads. The photograph shows a multiple jointed linkage and ram on one of the gates treated.
Flood Control International has recently protected a number of London Substations, using a range of floodgates and flood barriers. Our Pivot barriers were specified on many openings due to their ease of use, cost effectiveness and dependability. Other solutions employed included swing gates, demountable barriers and retro-fitting watertight seals to existing doors.
The prestigious 'Atlantis' resort in Dubai selected FCI's demountable flood barriers and bespoke floodgates to allow it to reline its entire dolphin habitat without disrupting operations. 10,000 cubic metres of water was removed to a depth of 3metres with the remaining pools (and dolphins) unaffected. FCI's design was selected as it required no underwater cutting or drilling, and because it could be fully removed with no danger or obstruction to the dolphins. Installation of over 100metres of barrier, and five gates was undertaken over two nights and the pool drained to allow lining works to commence.
Flood Control International recently installed a steel floodgate as part of a new office development at Lotus Park in Staines. Staines suffered badly from the 2014 River Thames Flood, and so a new floodwall and floodgate were required as part of the development. The 6metre wide by 1.5metre high steel floodgate operates using Flood Control International's Lift-Hinge design meaning that it is able to operate with a level threshold, with no step or ramp required at ground level.