Lock gates make transit along UK waterways possible and maintaining these essential structures is vital to keep them functioning properly.

Working closely with lock owners, ECS has considerable experience in working on large water control structures that ensures projects are delivered safely and on time.ECS has the skills and facilities to deliver complete turnkey projects for the refurbishment of lock complexes.

With in-house steel fabrication and an exclusive UK agreement with Fibercore Europe which creates fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) lock gates, ECS is perfectly positioned to deliver replacement lock gates across the country.

Known for its strength and durability, steel is often used in the manufacture of lock gates and ECS has an extensive design and fabrication facility that can develop bespoke designs for every situation.

Certified and accredited to EXC class 3 under BS EN 9010-2, ECS has the expertise and experience to deliver steel fabrications to the highest standards.

Recent projects have seen ECS providing complete turn-key solutions for the Environment Agency for lock gates on the River Thames as well as delivering design and build solutions ready for the EA to install at its own convenience.

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Modern design techniques and materials technology have been developed in the Netherlands to construct strong, lightweight and durable structures using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP). With more than 250 projects completed, this proven technology is now being introduced to the UK by ECS which has considerable experience in designing and installing water control structures.

The technology, known as InfraCoreĀ® Inside, has a design life of 100 years and comes with a 50 year warranty, providing peace of mind that any new lock gates will not rot or corrode and also provide excellent resistance to water, salt and UV radiation. Lock gates manufactured using InfraCoreĀ® Inside can be made to measure with a reduced lead time and the possibility to specify any colour. In addition each set of gates can be pre-fabricated with a frame, ready to be cast into a reinforced concrete lock chamber or with a non-slip wear surface and an FRP hand-railing system.

ECS Engineering is now offering its expertise in design and fabrication to deliver bespoke lock gates constructed from FRP for the many installations that it offers to a number of clients including water utilities, local councils, the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency.

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