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£1.3m Battersea Power Station contract awarded to VINCI Technology Centre UK

VINCI Technology Centre UK has been awarded a £1.3m contract to design, install and monitor a cathodic protection system for Battersea Power Station.

Cathodic protection is an electro-chemical process for arresting corrosion, particularly useful when working with heritage structure.

The application method for steel framed, masonry clad buildings was first developed by Technology Centre engineers in the 1980s.

Technology Centre Director Russell Matthews said:
“Over the last 30 years, our team has carried out work to safeguard a range of notable structures. As an instantly recognisable symbol of London’s history, Battersea Power Station deserves to be protected for future generations; a task which cathodic protection will go a long way towards achieving.”

“Cathodic protection is a highly sustainable approach for conducting this type of work, primarily because it is more cost effective than other methods, it creates much less waste, and it reduces CO2 emissions.”

One of London’s most iconic buildings, Battersea Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1930s and remains one of the largest brick structures in Europe.

Technology Centre’s team will use the cathodic protection system for phase one of the contract in order to protect the steel frame in the station’s washtowers.

Sales and Marketing Manager Steve Shanahan said:
“This is the most exciting development to come to market for many years. Experience, expertise and team-work will be critical to the success of the programme. We have strength in depth in these areas and are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious project.”

Published: 25/03/2014

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