BLOBEL has delivered a huge, 20-metre-long barrier with a retention height of 800 mm.

The seven sections were fitted under the supervision of engineer Sebastian Prestel, the designer of the barrier, to protect O’Riordan Street in Sydney (main contractor: Buildline Constructions, owner: SCP, Sydney Corporate Park). Even heavy rain and extremely limited working times – only at weekends and at night from 7 pm to 5 am – could not stop the successful completion of this project. The residents of SCP in Alexandria, NSW, will therefore be able to face the next flood with confidence.

BLOBEL barriers of this kind can, of course, be driven over by a lorry when they are not in operation. In Germany, only two of these models have been fitted so far – all the others have been delivered to Australia.