BERLIN - BERLIN - Germany
Secon Systems GmbH
hochC LANDSCHAFTS ARCHITEKTEN PartGmbB
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN ADLERSHOF
After installation: side view detail
The University Campus in Berlin-Adlershof is well known for the many research institutions present in its area. One of those is the HZB Helmholtz – Zentrum Berlin, where a prototype of a linear accelerator with energy recovery is placed. In this building, electrons are accelerated to almost the speed of light using a great deal of energy. After passing through a high-speed path, the electrons are to be recaptured in bERLinPro and their energy recovered. Therefore the hall is protected by a reinforced soil structure made with the wrap-around system. In the last times, some foxes started to dig and excavate tunnels inside the embankment, creating some instability problems.
The company Secon Systems GmbH, partner of Maccaferri for the German market, provided full assistance, proposing a solution with the so-called beaver-netting. the product is made of heavy galvanized double twisted netting with an additional polymer coating to assure durability of 120 years in a C5 environment (according to EN10223-3). This product is already largely used for protecting the environment against borrowing animals like beavers and boars. In total 2.000 sqm of DT Netting, mesh 6×8, steelwire 2,2mm and PoliMac coating were successfully installed.