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Temporary Flood Protection during Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme Construction

Posted: Monday 1st October 2018

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 IBS Engineered Products Ltd (IBS), one of the UK’s leading contractors specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of flow control and flood protection equipment, has been awarded the contract to supply a temporary flood barrier along a stretch of the River Calder, in Mytholmroyd, a £30 million flood alleviation scheme (FAS).

Specifically, IBS has provided a 130m long section of its ‘K-System’ temporary flood protection barrier, a completely mobile system that does not require any permanent fixings for installation on hard surfaces up to a flood height of 1.3m. This flexibility means the ‘K-System’ can be used in different locations according to flooding risk or, in this instance, during the programme of works being undertaken during the construction of the permanent FAS.

Speaking about the project, Ray Moulds, Managing Director of IBS Engineered Products, said: “The Mytholmroyd project is the perfect showcase for the company’s K-System, being both fast and easy to install. It can also be used flexibly at different locations according to flood risk, accommodating surface unevenness (up to 15mm), curves in the defence line, height differences (up to 190mm) and slopes along the length of the barrier”.

Developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Calderdale Council, the Mytholmroyd scheme was designed in response to the widespread flooding experienced throughout the Calder Valley area during Boxing Day 2015 and is being delivered by VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business. VBA in turn awarded IBS Engineered Products the order for the temporary barrier system. The completed flood alleviation scheme will see the construction and raising of existing walls on both banks of the River Calder and Cragg Brook, to up to maximum height of approximately 1.8m, the strengthening of buildings on both banks of the River Calder and Cragg Brook, improvements made to the culvert on White Lee Clough, and the widening of the channel on the River Calder, including improvements to bridge structures.




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