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UK Flood Barriers designs powerful protection for substations

Two electricity substations close to rivers have been protected from flood water using easy-to-operate flood gates designed and installed by UK Flood Barriers.

OMO gate open

Western Power Distribution, which supplies electricity to 7.8 million customers in the Midlands, South West and Wales, identified substations in Bulwell and West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, as requiring flood mitigation measures. They are close to the River Leen and River Trent and the local area was badly affected most recently in 2013 when intense rainfall in a short time period caused flash flooding.

It is important that the substations are protected from flood damage 24/7, so contractor, Advanced Systems Utility Services, appointed UK Flood Barriers to design and install OMO (One Man Operational) Flood Gates. These gates allow easy access to the site, but can be quickly and easily closed by one person in the event of an imminent flood. Once the OMO Gate is locked shut, the site is protected from rising flood water.

The gates were designed in-house by UK Flood Barriers to fix to new purpose built concrete walls at each substation. The Bulwell site required two 0.8m x 0.5m bespoke gates and at West Bridgford it was two 1.1m x 0.5m gates.

OMO gate closed

The adjustable hinges and locks allow for a quick install, making it easy to position the gate in its optimal position, with perfect sealing.

At both sites, further protection was installed in the form of Flood Angel Anti-Flood Airbricks.


UK Flood Barriers
Tel: 01905 773282

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