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 is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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