Zaun’s RDS protects huge London energy upgrade works

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A rapidly deployable temporary fence line has helped a construction giant deliver a key installation for National Grid to help meet London’s increasing energy needs.

A new 400kV Gas Insulated Switchgear electricity substation has been constructed as part of the EAN Framework and connected to a £1bn 32km electricity superhighway deep below the capital.

Perimeter security mesh manufacturer Zaun Ltd provided 155 metres of high-security Rapid Deployable System (RDS) fencing to protect the construction works temporarily.  Zaun subsidiary Binns Fencing installed the system.

RDS has won several security innovation awards, has been used to secure the main political parties’ autumn conferences over recent years and forms part of the National Barrier Asset.

Three massive electricity transformers, each of which had to be delivered on a special 60m long trailer with a police escort, have been craned into place at the Seven Sisters Road substation.

The new 32km electricity superhighway is part of a seven-year £1bn project to be fully operational this year to help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies.

This involves reinforcing the high voltage network across London by installing new cables and wires in deep underground tunnels, from Hackney to St Johns Wood, Willesden to St Johns Wood and Wimbledon to Kensal Green.

The project includes the longest single-length cable-pull in an underground utility tunnel in the UK.

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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