Power station pumps up the security

A power substation in East Anglia has upgraded its perimeter security with closed-circuit television, high-security mesh and electric fencing.

The UK Power Networks substation is part of the network that generates power from the North Sea gas fields.

UK Power Networks instructed Carillion as the main contractor, who appointed Newall Civil Engineering to upgrade the security.

Newall approached perimeter security systems specialist Zaun to design, manufacture and install a bespoke solution to secure the site with an £80,000 contract.

Zaun had to devise three 5m-wide double gates, two of which form a ‘vehicle lock’, developed especially for the site, with specially-cantilevered outward-opening secure hinges completely hidden from outside the gates.

The power station fencing consists of Zaun’s HiSec Super6 security fencing, which uses a popular ‘358’ welded close mesh configuration that makes it difficult to climb or cut with anything other than power tools.

Zaun added heavy-duty 15mm thick base plates throughout with anti-tamper flanges on anchor bolts to secure the fencing to the ground, while the 3.2m high fence top was topped with Gallagher’s electric fencing to create a system of 4.4m height in total.

In addition, the site now benefits from automated CCTV cameras around the perimeter to further discourage would-be intruders and provide early warning to security patrols of any attempted breach.

Looking for power station fencing for your substation? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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