Scottish and Southern Energy

In 2007 many areas suffered from surface water flooding, even those not located in the Environment Agency’s indicative floodplain. One such site was a depot and hub operated in the south of England by Scottish and Southern Energy.

Plans were made to use Floodguards, Rapidam and existing features to divert the floodwater away from the buildings to less vulnerable parts of the site. The Rapidam was provided in 2 linear lengths totalling approximately 130m which were punctuated by purpose built flood walls built of concrete block-work in-filled with concrete and steel re-enforcement.

Deployment time for the 3 guards was around 5 minutes including retrieval from storage. For the Rapidam a team of 4 people can use purpose-built handling systems to deploy the entire system in less than 1 hour.