Contractor Morgan Sindall was appointed to design, build and commission the new converter station and chose to work with Dura Composites to provide safe, non- metallic Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) utility fencing for the AC/DC Halls, as well as a range of non-conductive access structures, utility trench covers & handrailing across the site.
The IFA2 project aims to connect the electricity systems of Great Britain and France using high voltage subsea cables and will be capable of exporting or importing 1000MW of power between the UK and France, enough to power up to 1 million homes.
In this project, the client specification mandated the use of non-conductive and non-metallic materials which could be used to construct removable fencing, permanent fencing and sliding gates to enable access to specific authorised personnel, whilst preventing others from accessing high-risk areas.
With a wealth of detailed technical information about its product range based on real-world testing criteria, Dura Composites were able to provide crowd loading data, span information and technical drawings to support the overall Morgan Sindall document control system requirements for the project. With a visually appealing mesh design which permits continuous airflow, Dura Composites’ safety fencing can be pre-assembled off site for rapid installation or supplied in component form.