The Dutchdam is a revolutionary flood-defence levee which is immediately deployable in an emergency. The system was originally conceived to be permanently installed in quays or quay walls alongside rivers at risk of flooding.
The extruded aluminium folding part of the device is stored in a folded position in a housing duct, which forms part of a foundation construction. As a result, the entire system is stored in the ground AT THE POINT OF NEED.
This not only has important financial advantages (no off-site storage and dramatically reduced manpower requirements) but also offers a rapid deployment time, which greatly aids the safety aspect.
The very short reaction time makes it possible to make the decision about deployment at a later point in time. Unnecessary costs and the inconvenience regularly associated with other forms of demountable barriers are minimised.
The first Dutchdam installed by Flooding Solutions in Australia was commissioned by the Richmond River County Council for an inner city location at Lismore, New South Wales.
the standby flood levee
Dutchdam assembly animatic
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