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Zoo, Malaysia

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.

THE SOLUTION

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, M3FLOODTEC 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.