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Zaun’s RDS protects huge London energy upgrade works

Zaun’s RDS protects huge London energy upgrade works

15th March 2018

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 Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems manufacturing the UK’s entire system.  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 remained a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. 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 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.