Thames Water awards major security upgrades to Secured by Design member company Zaun
The UK's largest water and waste company has awarded two multi-million-pound perimeter protection contracts to security fencing systems manufacturer & Secured by Design (SBD) member company Zaun.
Jon Lorimer at Thames Water said: “Securing the perimeter is a key part of our plan to deliver safe drinking water to our nine million customers.”
Zaun will supply its SBD accredited ArmaWeave woven mesh fencing system, which will be installed by subsidiary Binns Fencing, around the perimeters and various compounds and buildings. ArmaWeave – which is unique to Zaun – is one of Zaun’s most intruder-resistant products and is produced on the world’s largest mesh weaving machine at the company’s West Midlands manufacturing base.
Jon continued: “Zaun’s expertise and experience in designing and installing unique solutions with ArmaWeave, not least for Thames Water, has enabled us to deliver the securest solution possible.”
The work is part of the AMP6 programme to bring Thames Water’s estate up to Defra standards and fully prepare for any security eventuality.
Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “Thames and eight20 are leading the way in the utilities sector in toughening their security so we're delighted to continue to help them upgrade their estate with the very best integrated perimeter protection systems on the market.”
Secured by Design Development Officer Hazel Goss said: “I have the pleasure of being the Development Officer for Zaun and they have some amazing products in the perimeter security range. This is another excellent project keeping parts of our infrastructure secure and highlighting the benefits of having products accredited by Secured by Design.”
Thames Water manages more than 4,500 sites that require security to protect the water supply to over 14 million people. Accidental pollution, the safety hazard of sewage, the potential for theft and even mindless vandalism all mean site safety and security is paramount.