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Steel sliding floodgate: From Devon to L.A.

Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant Berm Improvements

Courtesy of Flood Control International

Global flood defence specialist, Flood Control International, based in Tavistock, has played a key role  in the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant Berm Improvements project, undertaken by the City of Los Angeles, California Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering.

Flood Control International provided a cutting-edge steel sliding floodgate, measuring an impressive 8.5m in length and 1.5 metres in height, showcasing its exceptional design capabilities.

Collaborating closely with their local supply chain manufacturing sector in Plymouth,  supporting local jobs and the regional economy in the process, this partnership underscores Flood Control International’s dedication to both excellence in flood control technology and commitment to strengthening local communities.

One of the standout features of this project for Flood Control, is the acceptance by the client of an alternative gate specification, meticulously engineered to meet project requirements, while utilising significantly less steel. This innovative design not only makes the gate lighter but also streamlines the installation process, resulting in remarkable cost savings for the client, the City of Los Angeles.

Speaking about the contract, Tim Collingwood, Managing Director of Flood Control International, said:

“Yet again, we’re able to co-ordinate the design, manufacture and shipping  of one of our  floodgates from the South West of the United Kingdom to the United States, in this case the West Coast. This exemplifies Flood Control International’s global reach and commitment to delivering high-quality flood control solutions worldwide.”


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