Crossness expansion requires 11 metre wide Rolegard roller shutter door

Crossness expansion requires 11 metre wide Rolegard roller shutter door

Crossness expansion requires 11-metre wide Rolegard roller shutter door

Gilgen Door Systems UK have supplied and installed an enormous eleven meter wide Rolegard roller shutter door as part of the upgrade of Crossness sewage treatment works, East London.

Working with Tamesis, Gilgen supplied a total of three Rolegard roller shutter doors, two of them featuring insulated panels and one fitted with hurricane rated lath. An extremely wide roller shutter was required for the Grit Skip building to enable vehicle access. The 11 meters wide, 7 metres high, 3800kg hurricane rated shutter required a bespoke lifting cradle and specialist lifting machinery to hoist it into place. Rolegard insulated roller shutter doors have been fitted to new buildings housing the cork screw macerators assisting with odour control. All three shutters are operated automatically and provide service vehicle access to the processing buildings.

Kevan Barker, Installations Manager, New Door Sales Department said “We were awarded this contract due to our ability to deliver bespoke solutions. The manufacture and installation of extremely large, heavy doors requires excellent planning and reliable products, we are extremely proud to have been able to fulfil or clients requirements at the Crossness site”

The Crossness Thames Water site will undergo a £220m upgrade enabling the treatment of 44 per cent more sewage, significantly reducing the amount of storm sewage that overflows in to the River Thames during heavy rainfall. A new wind turbine will also be built, the first to power a British sewage works.

Gilgen Door Systems has over 50 years international experience in the design, manufacture and installation of a leading range of industrial and commercial door systems. With regional centres across the UK, Gilgen also offers a nationwide 24hr repair and maintenance service.

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