Published: 22/04/2022

We’ve recently produced our longest ever consignment of Mobildeich flood defence system by producing an entire kilometre of metre-wide flexible tubing!

The Mobildeich system consists of flexible tubes which are positioned and filled with water as a physical barrier up to 3.5m high along river banks, around property and anywhere which flood water threatens.

A unique membrane then covers the tubes and uses the weight of the flood waters themselves to further secure the barrier in place.

Mobildeich is designed and distributed in Germany, with us manufacturing the principal components in the UK using high-grade flexible thermoplastic and high-frequency welding.

In our latest production run, we’ve created multiple sections which, if laid end-to-end, would stretch from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square!

Our Managing Director, Paul Reeve said “Manufacturing 1,000 metres of Mobildeich is no small feat but we’re really proud to know that we have produced something which will help protect property and maybe even save lives too.”

The ready to use barrier is transported rolled-up on a metal frame and axle which can be manoeuvred into position. It is then rolled out and inflated using a water main or flood water and a pump.

It’s compact to store and can be deployed over almost any surface including uneven terrain. It is very quick to establish and has proven up to 40% more protective than other temporary flood barriers.

Four people can erect/position a one metre barrier, 200 metres long, in just an hour.

“We’ve seen Mobildeich successfully used across Europe both as a flood defence and to hold back water for maintenance access to structures like bridges. It’s replaced millions of relatively ineffective sandbags and has even been used as an anti-terror barrier to block careering vehicles” continues Paul.

A single 100-meter length of one metre high Mobildeich replaces 14,000 standard sand bags.

The kilometre of Mobildeich tubing we have produced is destined for use across central Europe where it has been widely adopted by environment agencies and emergency services.

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