Flood protection

Flood barriers for the community of Yuyao in China

The 2016 to 2020 five-year plan of China’s National People’s Congress is committed among other things to improving citizens’ quality of life. This also means improving flood protection measures. On this basis demountable flood barriers were installed on an approximately 4,700 meter long stretch of the Yuyao river in the Yuyao community.

The very short delivery time made this a particular challenge. What’s more, the customer was inexperienced and needed not only our technical expertise but also storage solutions and training for its staff. And local content requirements meant part of the production had to take place in China. We outsourced production of the roughly 5,000 stop logs and roughly 1,500 anchor plates to numerous Chinese and German suppliers.

Shipments from Germany arrived not by sea but by rail. The entire delivery and production process was completed in around three months. Alongside the foundation work, we also implemented proposals for a storage model. In addition we provided training at local level: first for the construction firms charged with installing the system, and second for the team with the job of operating the barrier when a flood warning is issued.