Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is the largest movable flood barrier in the UK providing protection to the city of London during storm surges and high tides.

Essential repairs and maintenance was required at the Thames Barrier comprising the installation of a new Diesel Rotary UPS System (Drups) to ensure the continued functionality of the equipment.

Hitzinger UK were instructed to build the DRUPS and Lowe Electrical to carry out associated installation and wiring.

Working in close partnership with Hitzinger UK an appropriate design and installation programme was drafted by Lowe Electrical and a two-phase plan put in place for the manufacture and installation, splitting this between Leicester and on-site in London.

The two-phase approach lowered installation costs, reduced construction time at the Thames RIver site and enabled other trades access to the DRUPS unit ahead of schedule. Efficient planning and communication with the client ensured that the overall outcome was financially beneficial.

Photo: Damian Moore