ML UK delivers essential steel frameworks for dock’s security

ML UK’s designed and fabricated bespoke steel security frameworks for use in the Portsmouth docks

ML UK has recently installed new port security steel frameworks for its client, Portico, which supplies monitoring and security systems to storage sites and docks. Operating in a time critical environment combined with many heavy good vehicles continually traversing their waterside site at the Portsmouth port, Portico was regularly having reports with trucks damaging, and at times, destroying its monitoring equipment. The damage to the monitors was two-fold, resulting in an interruption in security monitoring due to the shut-off of security cameras, together with costing equipment requiring replacement.

Having discussed the problem with ML, the ML team supplied Portico with a solution. They had designed a robust and tamperproof steel framework that enabled the 360-degree monitoring system to be unaffected, combined with full accessibility for servicing. The frames were to be welded to base plates, to allow for total replacement of the units, and with the necessary tensile strength to withstand a 20-tonne lorry ramming it. The ML team also prepped and sprayed the frames to be weatherproof.

Joe Liney, Director at ML UK comments. “The operations team at Portico are delighted with the result, with the initial units already performing well under the daily challenges of a busy container port. Subsequent orders are imminent, with the intention to roll these out across other sites.”

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