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Zoo, Malaysia

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FAST FACTS

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Passive Flood Barriers

THE PROBLEM

This project involved installing a passive flood defence system to protect a zoo from flooding via a service vehicle entrance. The zoo in Kemaman, is situated next to a river that has been known to flood during heavy downpours. Although the zoo has yet to experience surface water flooding, contractors have been employed by the zoo to install flood prevention in preparation of expansion plans that are due to go ahead in the near future.

It was a real pleasure to work with M.O Jaya and Giat Consult on this project in Malaysia. They were eager to learn the assembly process and had no problem in making any amendments when asked. I think they will definitely be able to take a lot away from this installation and use their knowledge and skills learnt in future projects, I shall look forward to another joint venture soon.

Representatives from the UKFB International design team overseeing the installation

THE SOLUTION

M.O Jaya visited UKFB International whilst researching for the most appropriate measure to use. An initial discussion took place where our self activating flood defence system was identified as an effective solution. The system is passive meaning no human intervention is required; it is activated by the flood waters itself pushing a ‘barrier’ to rise into position.

This was further reinforced following a demonstration of the system, UKFB International headquarters houses a tank testing facility with product prototypes where clients can see the working principal of the ‘self activating’ barrier.

After further discussions with the client it was decided two systems were required to effectively protect the area from river water flooding in the event of heavy downpours.

Both barriers were manufactured to 6m wide x 2m high, for installation in the ground at the side entrance to the zoo.

TIMELINE

MAY 2014

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PHASE 8

The barrier being lowered into position, 3 of 3.

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PHASE 7

The barrier being lowered into position, 2 of 3.

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PHASE 6

The barrier being lowered into position, 1 of 3.

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PHASE 5

Barrier wall fully assembled on site and ready to be lifted into the concrete basin.

APRIL 2014

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PHASE 4

Concrete basin cast in situ, ready to receive floating wall.

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PHASE 3

Service pit being constructed, located opposite the flood wall where the rising river water floods first.

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PHASE 2

Barrier being assembled on site.

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PHASE 1

Hayen channel cast into the wet side of the concrete basin.

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