Flood Control International recently installed a set of automated floodgates to protect a National Grid site at Ponypridd, South Wales. The flood gates allow daily access via one powered gate leaf, with the other manually openable to give a 7m (20ft) wide opening for deliveries of large items such as transformers.
Flood Control International's flood barriers and flood gates now protect a number of critical assets at Thames Water’s Treatment Plant at Rye Meads, London. Over 30 flood barriers of various types are needed including flood doors, pivot barriers and swing-hinged flood gates. This project is one of seven currently awarded to Flood Control International for Thames Water sites.
Flood Control International was recently contacted by Fairmead School and asked if a representative could visit for a careers day.
Fairmead School is a school for students with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We sent one of our Design Managers along to talk to the students about flood prevention and the wider water management and engineering industry. The classes were very hands on with the students building their own flood defences. The budding engineers were also provided with a demo system that they could assemble to get a feel for the different materials and mechanisms that operate a real-life flood barrier.
The feedback from the students and the teachers (as well as our Design Manager) was fantastic!
Flood Control International recently installed a 20m wide by 3m high double sliding flood gate across a State Highway in New Zealand. The flood gate works on a level ground-beam with special swing-out braces to take the water loads.
The flood gate replaces a large demountable barrier that used to take up to 15 operatives 4 hours to install each time it was required. This was a serious disruption to a State Highway, with a 26km diversionary route.
With the new flood gates, the road can be protected by only 2-3 operatives in under 20 minutes.