Our NSW installation team recently commissioned the first of our 'Newey Barriers' at an undisclosed Australian Federal Government site.
The Newey Barrier was installed as part of a broader scope of works involving several stages of hostile vehicle mitigation upgrades. Newey Barriers are tested in compliance to the independent UK Government Vehicle Crash Barrier Standard, PAS 68 and installed in compliance to its sister standard, PAS 69.
"The client, after undertaking some independent advice, were advised that retractable bollards currently installed on this site neither met the Australian Government's SCEC Approved Guidelines articulated by ASIO or any other competent hostile vehicle crash barrier standard." explains Heng-Jiang Cheng, Leda's Project Leader. The solution, involved the complete civil excavation and removal of non-complaint retractable bollards and replacement of those non-compliant barriers.
Newey Barriers are PAS68 tested and certified to stop a 7.5 tonne vehicle at 48kph. These barriers are available either in models of 3.0 metre and 4.5 meter clear openings. Leda’s Newey Barrier may be supplied as a manual or fully automated unit (hydraulically-actuated).
Compared to other alternative products the Newey Barrier is proving to be a very cost effective option so much so that it is now being considered on a number of other high profile Federal Government projects under design.
Leda wishes to acknowledge the technical contribution of the UK Government's Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in the development of the Newey Barrier.