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Case Studies

Ports & Airports

Sphinx Airport, Egypt

Sphinx Airport is a new development located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road near Giza City, Egypt. This airport will serve Grand Cairo as well as North Egypt and the delta.

Bremerhaven Harbour, Germany

Fibrelite’s German partner, KHK was approached for a refurbishment project on ship moorings in Bremerhaven harbour, Germany.

Major Northern Airport, UK

To meet the demands of an increasing population, this major airport in the North of England is undergoing major redevelopment.

Port of Immingham, UK

Ports are very busy areas, where safety and efficiency are key. There are constantly ships, trucks, cranes and many more vehicles moving around with heavy loads

Container Terminal DCT Gdansk, Poland

Ports are busy highly trafficked areas, with many underground utilities which must be covered while easily accessible. The covering solution must be strong enough to withstand container carrying vehicles, the corrosive environment (saltwater, fuel) and all weather conditions

Felixstowe Shipping Port, UK

Fibrelite was tasked with providing a retrofit 90 ton tonne load rated lightweight cover

Manchester Airport, UK

Fibrelite has recently supplied Manchester Airport 44 x FM45-80 trench covers (D400 load rating) with the encapsulating aluminium frame system

Gas Stations Petrol Stations & Forecourts

Shell Retail Fuelling, Eastfield, UK

When surveying Shell Eastfield as part of a refurbishment programme for the site, our UK site team discovered that two of the tanks had double manways that were too close together to install traditional tank sumps and required a bespoke solution work for a successful install.

Shell, Fenstanton, UK

Fibrelite’s UK engineering team created a bespoke chemical bonding system to attach GRP tank sumps to the old steel tanks, eliminating the need to replace them.

Lukoil, SisCo-M, Bulgaria

A national LUKOIL Bulgaria EOOD project to replace old heavy hinged cast iron manhole covers on forecourts with Fibrelite lightweight GRP composite manhole covers.

BP, Family Farm, UK

OPW was approached by BP who required retrofit chamber systems which could be fitted to AdBlue dispensers at various petrol stations across the UK within a tight timeframe.

Major Oil Company, Belgium

OPW continue to supply KPS primary and secondary contained pipework and Fibrelite tank chambers to major oil company Total in the Benelux region. This motorway site was built on both the west and east bound carriageways.

ENI, Germany

OPW products work together across a site in earthquake prone Messkirich, Germany to provide the client with a solution that would meet German approval whilst limiting disruption and damage from earthquakes, this consisted of Fibrelite tank chambers and KPS piping.

Petro Systems, Ireland

Petro Systems Management (PSM) has upgraded from using steel pipework in their installations to using KPS conductive plastic piping, enabling simple, fast, long lasting installations, especially when used in conjunction with Fibrelite tank sumps and seal kits as pictured here.

Shell, North Hampshire, UK

Existing steel tank upstands on this site were not wide enough to facilitate a traditional bolted connection. OPW’s UK engineering team created a bespoke chemical bonding system to attach GRP Fibrelite tank sumps to the existing upstands, eliminating the need for additional work and expensive adaptor plates.

Lukoil, Bulgaria

OPW provided Lukoil, a major Russian based oil company, with an easy-install underground containment system including KPS pipework and Fibrelite tank sumps, for a new build filling station in Bulgaria

Oil Company, Spain

A suite of Fibrelite and KPS products was adopted for this Cádiz filling station to eliminate potential installation issues and streamline site construction, providing a trustworthy long-term solution requiring minimal maintenance

Tora Petrol, Istanbul, Turkey

Fibrelite provided Tora Petrol with fully watertight, FRP GRP composite manhole covers which help protect fuel tanks across Turkey’s Marmara region

BP, UK

BP approached us to provide a simple fill solution for a selection of their UK sites.  In response, Fibrelite developed a new range of FRP GRP below ground remote fill systems

Fuel Retailer, Romania

A Romanian oil company approached OPW to provide an easy to install, reliable above ground fill point solution for a new build filling station

Oil Company, UAE

The deep installation required a robust corrosion resistant watertight solution to withstand the high pressure of the surrounding tidal water table and the highly corrosive environment

Oil Company, Qatar

Fibrelite has been awarded sole supplier status by a Qatari oil company for tank and dispenser sumps with pipe and cable sealing kits to withstand the tough local climate and installation conditions

Petrol Forecourt and Green Area, Thailand

Fibrelite’s lightweight, watertight manhole covers and tank sumps have been specified by a leading oil company in Thailand

Oil Company, Tokyo, Japan

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and dispenser sumps have been specified by a leading oil company in Japan

Convenience Retailer, Tokyo, Japan

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and dispenser sumps have been specified by a major convenience retailer in Japan

Oil Company, Malaysia

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and dispenser sumps have been specified by a regional oil company in Malaysia

Z Energy Oil Company, Auckland, New Zealand

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and 25 ton tonne rated composite covers have been specified by Z Energy Oil Company in New Zealand

Convenience Store, Pennsylvania, USA

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable FRP GRP tank sumps and 25 ton tonne rated FRP GRP composite covers and multiports have been specified for this site

WAWA Convenience Store, Pennsylvania, USA

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and 25 ton tonne rated FRP GRP composite covers and multiports have been specified by WAWA in the United States

Caltex Petrol Station, Cape Town, South Africa

Fibrelite’s lightweight, watertight manhole covers and tank sumps have been specified by Caltex in South Africa

BP, Portugal

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable below ground remote fill sumps and 25 ton tonne rated composite covers have been specified by BP in Portugal

Premier Retail Petroleum Facility, USA

The world’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino located in Ledyard, Connecticut on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation has now completed the development of a premier gasoline station and convenience store located on the casino property

Total Petrol Station, Cape Town, South Africa

Fibrelite’s lightweight, watertight manhole covers, tank sumps and direct fill sumps have been specified by Total in South Africa

Gazprom, Romania

Fibrelite’s lightweight, watertight manhole covers and tank sumps have been specified by Gazprom in Romania

Oil Companies, Finland and Norway

Fibrelite has manufactured their largest tank sump to date (1.7m dia.) to encapsulate the double manway lid configuration on storage tanks manufactured by CGH Nordic

Shell Oil Company, Guangdong Province, China

Fibrelite’s vacuum testable fibreglass tank sumps and dispenser sumps have been specified by a leading oil company in China

BP, Auckland, New Zealand

BP New Zealand has standardised the use of Fibrelite tank sumps across its network. A BP connect site was upgraded with new tanks and Fibrelite’s S15CR-390 tank sump with manhole cover

Oil Company, Singapore

Fibrelite has achieved another industry “first” by developing a brand new FRP GRP above ground fill sump range

Power Stations & Substations

Hinkley Point (A) Nuclear Power Station, Somerset, UK

Fibrelite were approached by Magnox to provide numerous replacement manhole and trench covers to replace the existing degrading concrete and cast-iron covers. 

Central District Heating, Rennes

A demanding district heating redevelopment project in Rennes, France for an industry leader in the design, construction and operation of specialist heating networks.

Power Station, Doncaster, UK

Electrical power generation facilities have large quantities of cabling running below the ground as a matter of course, which must be accessed regularly.

Electrical Substation, Sheffield, UK

Failing concrete trench access covers at an electrical substation in Sheffield were causing severe operating difficulties for onsite staff.

Cadent Gas, UK

Cadent Gas continue to roll out bespoke Fibrelite GRP composite trench access covers to their facilities across the UK to replace failing concrete infill covers, simplify access and increase H&S.

Oil Refinery, North Killingholme, UK

A complex large-scale renovation project necessitating a carefully planned bespoke design.

Cadent Gas, D’Urton Lane, UK

Cadent Gas continue to update their facilities in the North West of England with bespoke Fibrelite access covers again featuring in their development. Fibrelite is fast becoming a distinctive feature of these redeveloped above ground installations (AGIs) throughout the country.

Cadent Gas, Warrington, UK

Fibrelite was approached by Cadent Gas to provide a long-lasting trench cover solution, which would alleviate some onsite issues associated with previously installed concrete covers at Winwick Road, Warrington.

Utility Provider, USA

This leading US utility company chose Trenwa and Fibrelite’s HS20 road crossing trenches for their new electrical substation

Renewable Energy Power Station, UK

Under the EU’s renewable energy plan (still in place post-Brexit) the UK set targets to meet 15% of their energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, including generating 30% of electricity from wind, solar and other low carbon sources (The Guardian, 2016). Wales selected 7 SSAs (Strategic Search Areas) which were chosen for good wind […]

Substation Rebuild, USA

Fibrelite’s HS-20 load rated composite trench covers have been selected by one of the nation’s largest metropolitan electrical utilities for a high-profile rebuild of a 345 kV bulk power substation

Energy Company, British Columbia, Canada

A large Canadian developer of geo-exchange heating and cooling projects has decided to use Fibrelite’s lightweight composite covers & pots for their thermal energy distribution system

Substation, Cowpen Bewley, UK

The health and safety issues associated with tired, cracked and crumbling concrete and bowed rusting steel covers have been instantly removed. All these hazards are eliminated with Fibrelite’s non-corrosive, non-cracking, slip resistant and incredibly strong trench panels

Substation, Elstree, UK

Extremely heavy and severely damaged cast iron and concrete covers installed at the substation caused a health and safety issue and needed replacing. Fibrelite’s lightweight heavy duty composite trench cover was specified as the solution

Substation, Dorset, UK

Fibrelite’s lightweight heavy duty (D400) composite trench covers have recently been specified to replace 10 metres of cast iron and concrete covers. The EN 124 D400 ton tonne load tested lightweight covers. Covers are non-metallic, non-conductive and will not spark

Gas Valve Plant, UK

Fibrelite’s super light duty trench covers have been selected for an onshore gas valve plant in the UK. The gas valve plant consists of two buildings where Fibrelite’s super light duty range of panels (FM45SH-A15) was selected to be installed over a series of cable trenches

Substation, Drax, UK

Fibrelite’s work replacing unsafe and damaged trenches at Substations continues. The existing concrete and cast iron covers had begun to crumble and crack, causing health and safety issues on numerous sites

Natural Gas Substation, UK

Fibrelite’s range of covers offers easy access for operators at this Natural Gas processing site

Eggborough Power Station, UK- Phase 2

The second phase installation has been completed as Fibrelite supply 7.65m of 1350mm long trench access covers in D400 load rating

Eggborough Power Station, UK- Phase 1

This UK Power Station removed old fashioned concrete and steel covers that were now severely damaged and replaced them with Fibrelite’s lightweight Trench Access Covers

Substation, Germany

Fibrelite trench covers have replaced integrated steel and concrete panel providing a protective covering for a cable chamber at a German substation

Substation, Chickerwell, UK

Extremely heavy and damaged cast iron and concrete covers installed at the Substation caused a health and safety issue and needed replacing. Fibrelite’s lightweight heavy duty composite trench covers were specified as the ideal solution

Precast Concrete Trench Systems

James House, UK

A third-party construction firm reached out to Fibrelite regarding a project at James House in York

Duke University, North Carolina

The trenches contained cables which ran from the power station at the top of the hill down to access points for vehicles including media trucks and vans, meaning that safe and easy access was essential. 

Utility Provider, USA

This leading US utility company chose Trenwa and Fibrelite’s HS20 road crossing trenches for their new electrical substation

Biopharmaceutical Plant, UK- Phase 2

Having supplied a retrofit solution to a previous service trench that was trafficked by HGV’s the customer approached Fibrelite to design a bespoke trench cover for this pedestrian traffic trench

Biopharmaceutical Plant, UK- Phase 1

This is for extensive new construction work to redirect pipework from overhead gantries to underground. The site is regularly trafficked by heavy goods vehicles, which is why D400 covers were critical

Renewable Energy Power Station, UK

Under the EU’s renewable energy plan (still in place post-Brexit) the UK set targets to meet 15% of their energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, including generating 30% of electricity from wind, solar and other low carbon sources (The Guardian, 2016). Wales selected 7 SSAs (Strategic Search Areas) which were chosen for good wind […]

Substation Rebuild, USA

Fibrelite’s HS-20 load rated composite trench covers have been selected by one of the nation’s largest metropolitan electrical utilities for a high-profile rebuild of a 345 kV bulk power substation

London Zoo, UK

Fibrelite’s heavy duty composite trench covers have been specified for expansion work at a UK Zoo. The newly installed D400 trench panels are lightweight while maintaining the all-important strength properties of a 40 ton tonne load rated cover

Manufacturing Facilities & Data Centers Centres

Support Facility, Bahrain

This client required trench access covers for two service ducts within their workshop. The previously installed steel covers had permanently deformed under heavy operational loads and sat in an uneven recess, resulting in the covers being unstable.

Manufacturing Facility Interceptor, Bahrain

Heavy chequered plate metal covers were installed over an underground interceptor at a manufacturing site in Bahrain. The interceptor was in a heavily trafficked area used mainly by HGVs and other support vehicles.

Glass Processing Plant, Miętno, Poland

Fibrelite and Polish distributor, Corrimex, provided B125 load rated Fibrelite composite covers to a glass glazing and glass processing plant in Miętno, Poland.

Manufacturing Facility, Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland

Fibrelite and Polish distributor, Corrimex, provided D400 load rated composite covers to a manufacturing plant in Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland.

Pharmaceutical Facility, Northumberland, UK

Officials at a Northumberland pharmaceutical facility came to Fibrelite for a solution to their outdated troublesome access covers, which were situated over trench runs at their pharmaceutical development facility.

Engine Manufacturing Facility, Bristol, UK

After a previous successful installation for this end user, BBI (Beacons Business Interiors Ltd) contacted Fibrelite to supply a lightweight retrofit trench covering arrangement to replace previously installed failing concrete covers. Load ratings varied from A15 to D400.

Pharmaceutical Facility, County Durham, UK

Fibrelite was approached by McLaughlin & Harvey to design and supply a custom trench access covering solution for a new build project in County Durham to accommodate a variety of trench widths, shapes and pipe and cable tray penetrations, required within a tight build schedule.

Data Centre, Hong Kong

One of the largest data center centre developers and operators in Hong Kong S.A.R of China, came to Fibrelite looking for a retrofit replacement for their failing concrete trench access covers

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada

Fibrelite designed and manufactured custom fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) (GRP) composite trench covers to fit directly into existing apertures

Biopharmaceutical Plant, UK- Phase 2

Having supplied a retrofit solution to a previous service trench that was trafficked by HGV’s the customer approached Fibrelite to design a bespoke trench cover for this pedestrian traffic trench

Biopharmaceutical Plant, UK- Phase 1

This is for extensive new construction work to redirect pipework from overhead gantries to underground. The site is regularly trafficked by heavy goods vehicles, which is why D400 covers were critical

Paper Factory, Germany

The paper manufacturer‚ Papierwerke Lenk, located in a Southern region of Germany, produces a wide range of paper stocks. Water, required for paper production, is routed from the nearby river through pipelines under the foundation of the factory into a groundwater collector. This is encircled by a 90cm high enclosure to prevent splashes into surrounding […]

Aerospace Facility, UK

Fibrelite’s range of standard and bespoke covers were designed and manufactured for this complicated application. The main requirement was easy access for operators who regularly need to enter these trenches that supply the manufacturing plant with essential services

Engine Manufacturing Facility, UK

Manufacturing plants require heavy-duty power cabling into the facilities to power their large amounts of machinery, especially in a highly technical industry like engine manufacture. The cables must be protected, yet easily accessible for inspection

Stadiums & Leisure

Iconic Stadium, London

Years in the making, this was one of Fibrelite’s most complex projects yet. Hundreds of metres of custom trench access covers were custom engineered, and replaced failing covers around this prestigious stadium.

La Liga Stadium, Central Spain

Bespoke Fibrelite GRP trench covers were specified by a new La Liga stadium in central Spain to provide easy access to utilities (electric and water) in and around the stadium.

Football Stadium, London, UK

Fibrelite was approached by a third-party contractor on behalf of the client who was looking to replace their outdated camera pit covers at a football stadium in London, which were no longer meeting health and safety standards.

Premier League Stadium, UK- Phase 2

The composite trench covers were specified for the new and existing camera pits due to the manual handling issues experienced with the previously installed reinforced steel covers

Premier League Stadium, UK- Phase 1

Fibrelite’s trench covers have recently been installed at a leading Premier League Stadium to replace damaged steel covers

London Theatre, UK

The architects (Foster Wilson Architects LLP) who were project managing the refurbishment of the theatre tasked with providing a discreet and practical method of housing multicore cables that ran from the stage to the control desk during music concerts. Previously the cables had been run above ground

Leisure Centre, Sydney, Australia

As part of the renovation of Auburn City Council’s leisure centre, a simple access solution was required for access to the air conditioning system and balance tanks for the water set under around the perimeter of the pools

Leisure Centre, Keighley, UK

Fibrelite was recently commissioned to replace a corroded metal access cover pool side at a local leisure centre in Keighley

Theatre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Previously a forklift was used each time access was required: an unnecessarily difficult and time-consuming exercise. As quoted in the testimonial above, the customer was extremely pleased with the ease of manual handling that comes with these lightweight covers

Vineyard, Jersey

Fibrelite recently supplied a private vineyard in Jersey with lightweight composite access covers. Another first! The Fibrelite covers are now fully installed and have been used specifically to cover manifolds for a ground source heating installation with buried pipes between the rows of vines

London Zoo, UK

Fibrelite’s heavy duty composite trench covers have been specified for expansion work at a UK Zoo. The newly installed D400 trench panels are lightweight while maintaining the all-important strength properties of a 40 ton tonne load rated cover

Military & Defense Defence

Food Processing

Educational Facility Grease Pits, UK

A solution was needed to solve the problems caused by the previously installed galvanised covers used to cover a 2800 x 1400mm grease pit. These covers claimed to be odour tight but weren’t, resulting in the constant emission of a terrible odour. The heavy galvanised covers were also extremely difficult to remove and caused other […]

Rail, Trams & Underground

Rail, Darlington, UK

As part of a platform upgrade programme, Colt Construction (Principle Contractors) approached Fibrelite looking to replace and colour match Darlington railway stations broken and damaged recessed covers

Oldham Tram Station, Manchester, UK

Fibrelite designed and manufactured bespoke composite covers to fit directly into the existing frames making installation quick and easy

Rail Maintenance Facility, Doncaster, UK

This Doncaster rail maintenance facility required custom-made trench covers to accommodate a selection of different sized piping which need to run vertically through the covers and into the trenches

Nottingham Tramline, UK

Fibrelite developed a completely bespoke cover and frame for this complicated application. The main requirement was easy access for operators who regularly need to enter these feeder chambers that supply the overhead lines to power the trams

Newcastle Train Station, UK

Fibrelite has recently developed a range of bespoke, lightweight, composite trench covers, dramatically reducing the cost to cover larger openings. These bespoke covers have recently been installed over access hatches in the platform of a major UK rail station

Rail Project, Warwickshire, UK

Fibrelite is in the process of supplying the first 20no. 900 x 450mm medium duty FRP GRP composite covers for this large rail project. These lightweight covers will be used to provide easy access to electrical junction boxes and cable drawpits containing signalling equipment on the station platform

Railway Maintenance Depot, London, UK

Fibrelite’s bespoke lightweight composite trench covers have recently been installed over a service trench at the primary railway maintenance depot for the Docklands Light Railway. These were installed to give quick and easy access to the service trench

Road & Roadside

Hammersmith Flyover Bearing Pits, London, UK

As part of the essential refurbishment and strengthening of this iconic London flyover, roller bearings at the base of the supporting piers were replaced due to wear, corrosion and the ever increasing vehicular traffic volume

Access Pits, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Water mains in cities are traditionally run under roads to allow for maintenance. At regular intervals along the pipes, valves are located to regulate or shut off water flow in the event of a leak or other necessary work. Valves are set in access pits in the road (often the middle or side) under access […]

Center of Disease Control, Atlanta, USA

An Atlanta based engineering firm asked Fibrelite to solve a problem for the CDC location in Atlanta Ga. The facility has a new diesel fueling facility where vehicles are fueled. They wanted to have easy access to their overspill vault set across the street from the loading facility

Tunnel Project, Germany

Fibrelite’s lightweight composite covers have been used to replace old concrete covers that had become unsafe, and unfit for purpose. The FL60-D400 covers were installed as a replacement to the previous concrete ones

M4 East Bound, Newport, UK

Fibrelite’s range of covers offers easy access for operators who regularly need to access these chambers that house communication cables and CCTV camera cables

Turnpike Authority, USA

Fibrelite’s lightweight FRP GRP manhole covers were identified by an engineering consultant working for this particular Turnpike Authority

Water & Water Treatment

Innsbrucker Kommunale, Austria

Fibrelite provided a lightweight replacement for previously installed heavy (15cm thick) concrete/steel infill covers at an intersection in the center of Innsbruck, Austria.

Duke University, North Carolina

The trenches contained cables which ran from the power station at the top of the hill down to access points for vehicles including media trucks and vans, meaning that safe and easy access was essential. 

JOD Engineering, Bolton, UK

JOD Engineering Services LTD approached Fibrelite looking for a lightweight covering solution to replace their existing heavy covers, the client supplies fresh water to millions of homes across the North West of England.

Water Company, Connecticut, USA

In 2017, in conjunction with an effort to automate their water meter collection services, this water company contacted Fibrelite about the possibility of installing automatic water meter readers in or beneath a composite cover

Waste Water Chamber, Derbyshire, UK

Due to the nature of the harmful methane gases, the previously installed steel covers were badly corroded and dangerous. By modifying the resin matrix Fibrelite was able to offer a chemical resistant cover

Sewage Treatment Works, UK- Phase 2

Fibrelite’s lightweight 1.4m composite covers (type FL140) have recently been installed replacing heavy cast iron covers in a remote area targeted by metal thieves

Sewage Treatment Works, UK- Phase 1

A wide range of Fibrelite covers have been specified for a sewage treatment works following plans for a refurbishment and modernisation of the site

Flood Alleviation Scheme, UK

As part of the current AMP5 programme, a flood alleviation scheme required Fibrelite’s range of standard covers to be designed and manufactured for this complicated application

Waste Water Plant, Antarctic

This specialist piece of equipment that has been designed and manufactured for use in the Antarctic required lightweight covers for easy access. Fibrelite’s range of standard trench covers was identified as the solution and became an integral part of the design

Sewage Treatment Plant, UK

Fibrelite has recently developed a range of composite access covers to replace traditional heavy concrete infill covers. The range includes D400, E600 and F900 load ratings

Riverside Valve Chamber, Lake District, UK

Fibrelite Super Light Duty trench covers were recently chosen to replace cobbled covers over a valve chamber at Newby Bridge

Severn Trent Water, UK

A combination of failing fall-restraints and cover segments weighing in excess of 70kg made the Health and Safety risks unacceptable for Severn Trent Water on this Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) site. With RIDDOR statistics attributing over half of injuries (resulting in absence from work) to manual handling it’s logical that reducing hazards in this area […]

Culvert Access Solution, UK

A major UK construction company required a covering solution for a newly constructed culvert. This was located close to a pedestrian walkway area so would have frequent pedestrian traffic

Pumping Station, Netherlands

Neighbours of a waste water pumping station in the Netherlands complained of unpleasant odours polluting the surrounding air. These were emanating from a pit, housing two large submersible pumps covered by a pair of thick hinged aluminium covers, bolted in the middle

Water Treatment Facility, Florida, USA

A large water treatment plant on the Atlantic coast of Florida has replaced their ageing, concrete trench panels with a series of Fibrelite’s lightweight, composite alternatives

Water Monitoring System, Cádiz, Spain

Fibrelite Covers Solve RF Transmissions Issues for Automatic Water Monitoring System in Town of Cádiz

Natural Spring, UK

Fibrelite’s composite access covers offer easy access for operators who regularly need to access the chambers that house natural spring water to supply the school

Covers for Remediation Wells, UK

Fibrelite has been specified to provide watertight FRP GRP composite access covers for over 120 remediation wells linked in hundreds of metres of trenches

Public Areas

Countryside Manor, UK

This private estate refurbishment project was brought to Fibrelite by Ramtech Energy Services

Vancouver City Hall, Canada

Vancouver City Hall required a safe replacement for previously installed concrete trench access covers located on a walkway outside of the hall, over a generator.

James House, UK

A third-party construction firm reached out to Fibrelite regarding a project at James House in York

RJ Utilities Ltd, Wrenthorpe, UK

Fibrelite was approached by RJ Utilities Ltd to provide a safe, long-term replacement for old, failing concrete trench covers which covered essential underground utilities. For this project, ease of access, customisability and safety were of the highest importance

Hammersmith Flyover Bearing Pits, London, UK

As part of the essential refurbishment and strengthening of this iconic London flyover, roller bearings at the base of the supporting piers were replaced due to wear, corrosion and the ever increasing vehicular traffic volume

Hospital, UK

Fibrelite’s lightweight anti-slip composite FM45 trench panels have recently been specified to replace over 33 metres of crumbling, hard to remove concrete panels

Fire Water Tanks, California, USA

A California business development required easy and quick access to their fire water manway tanks in case of emergency. They chose Fibrelite’s H20 rated trench lids which can be manually lifted so heavy machinery is not required

District Energy Provider, Boston, USA

A leading owner/operator of district energy networks in the US has chosen Fibrelite’s composite steam covers to replace cast iron manhole covers in the sidewalk

District Energy Provider, Minneapolis, USA

As part of a refurbishment program to replace/re-lag steam lines in Minneapolis a leading district energy provider has chosen Fibrelite’s FRP GRP composite steam trench panels to replace aluminium vault covers in the sidewalk

Electric Provider, Edmonton, Canada

A leading electric provider in Edmonton, Canada has recently turned to Fibrelite for the replacement of metal trench covers in a heavy foot traffic area

Financial Centre, Singapore

One of Japan’s largest general contractors, a global leader in civil engineering, construction and development projects has specified Fibrelite’s lightweight non-corrosive composite access covers for a new financial centre development in Singapore

Berjaya Times Square, Malaysia

A major Malaysian utility company contacted Fibrelite Asia for advice on a specific set of issues it was experiencing with an existing installation

Steam Vaults

Indiana University, Bloomington

The previously installed metal covers made access difficult, the adverse conditions of steam vaults had caused the locking mechanisms to fail. The covers would heat up due to the steam vaults below, creating a health and safety hazard and putting the students and maintenance staff at risk of burning themselves.

District Energy Provider, Boston, USA

A leading owner/operator of district energy networks in the US has chosen Fibrelite’s composite steam covers to replace cast iron manhole covers in the sidewalk

District Energy Provider, Minneapolis, USA

As part of a refurbishment program to replace/re-lag steam lines in Minneapolis a leading district energy provider has chosen Fibrelite’s FRP GRP composite steam trench panels to replace aluminium vault covers in the sidewalk

Leading US Northeastern University, Boston, USA

This leading University’s engineering and utility project management team first learned about Fibrelite’s composite steam manhole covers at an International District Energy Association (IDEA) conference several years ago

Leading Engineering University, Boston, USA

Operators of district energy heating systems have become increasingly aware of the dangers posed by hot cast iron manholes. This concern is even more pronounced in campus environments where steam manholes are located throughout the campus and many students tend to wear sandals and “flip flops” in warmer weather

Leading University, Cambridge, USA

A top ranking university in Cambridge, MA, has recently turned to Fibrelite for the replacement of steam manhole covers within the Business School campus

Public Liberal Arts University, Willimantic, USA

One of the oldest universities in Connecticut has recently begun a replacement program for their existing utilities manhole covers. The university turned to Fibrelite to provide a solution that eliminated the occupational injury risks associated with the removal of heavy, cast iron manhole covers

University of Florida, USA

A top state university in Gainesville, Florida, has recently turned to Fibrelite for the replacement of 24” steam manhole covers on campus. The university had decided to seek an alternative to their existing covers due to their concerns regarding public and staff safety

Shopping Centers Centres & Retail Parks

Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds, UK

190 Fibrelite trench covers are now installed in the state of the art Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds. The consulting engineers specified Fibrelite for this project for ease of access to cable ducts that run all over the site

Leeds Market, UK

A local UK council has specified Fibrelite FM45 trench panels for a busy city-centre market.

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