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Ports & Airports

European Cruise Terminal

Fibrelite was approached by an OEM who provides Onshore Power Supply (OPS) systems, to quote for this large leisure cruise terminal upgrade project. The end user had previously considered...

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Regional Airport, Bedfordshire, UK

Fibrelite were singled out as an ideal supplier for this retrofit project due to the bespoke GRP access covers they can offer as well as their industry leading strength to weight ratio.

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Container Port, Northern Ireland UK

Fibrelite’s custom lightweight F900 (90-tonne load rated) GRP trench covers were specified for this Northern Irish container port over new cable anchor pits for the gantry cranes.

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Major Northern Airport, UK

Fibrelite GRP composite covers have been specified for a second installation in this development: a retrofit replacement for previous installed concrete recess covers over sewage systems.

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Airport Maintenance Facility, UK

Fibrelite were contacted to provide a bespoke GRP composite trench covering arrangement to fit precast concrete service trenches at a UK airport maintenance facility.

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Simple and safe removal using the Fibrelite lifting handles

Felixstowe Shipping Port, UK

Fibrelite was tasked with providing a retrofit 90 tonne load rated lightweight cover that could withstand the rigours and working environment of an extremely busy commercial port.

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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.

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Bremerhaven Harbour, Germany

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

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Manchester Airport, UK

Fibrelite has recently supplied Manchester Airport 44 x FM45-80 trench covers (D400 load rating) with the encapsulating aluminium frame system. Fibrelite was specified by a leading firm...

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Gas Petrol Stations & Forecourts

Leading Middle East Oil Company

OPW is proud to show how their products provided a leading Middle East oil company with a long-term solution for their Qatar expansion programme through their in-country distributor.

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Shell Retail Fuelling, Eastfield, UK

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.

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OPW continue to supply major oil company with filling station equipment

Major Oil Company, Belgium

A major international oil company with large Benelux presence approached OPW looking for a reliable long-lasting containment system for a new build filling station.

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Fibrelite tank sumps bonded to existing tanks using bespoke bonding system

Shell, North Hampshire, UK

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 expensive adaptor plates.

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Fibrelite’s below ground remote fill systems with factory fitted/tested dual contained and conductive KPS pipework

BP, UK

BP required a below ground remote fill with opposing pipe exit positions to ensure consistent fill layouts for tanker deliveries and to reduce installation time and costs.

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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...

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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. Ease of access,...

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Power Generation

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.

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Utility Provider USA

Substations have large amounts of electrical conduits and cabling which are usually run underground in precast concrete or cast in place trenches. Precast trenches are frequently...

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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.

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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.

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Electrical Substation, Sheffield, UK

Failing concrete trench access covers at an electrical substation in Sheffield were causing severe operating difficulties for onsite staff. Fibrelite and IJM supplied a lightweight...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Substation, Elstree, UK

Fibrelite’s lightweight heavy duty composite trench cover was specified as the solution. Designed as a ‘fit and forget’ product, the maintenance free trench cover provides easy and safe access to the electricity cables housed in the trench.

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Natural Gas Substation, UK

Fibrelite’s range of covers offers easy access for operators at this Natural Gas processing site. Due to the nature of what is underground, the covers need to provide easy access for operators who regularly check and monitor the valves...

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Substation, Germany

The facility employs maintenance operatives who need to regularly lift the trench covers in order to make checks and repairs to the cabling. However, the previously installed covers weren’t easy to open because each one weighed around 200 kg!

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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.

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Precast Concrete Trench Systems

Global Satellite Services Provider, USA

This large multinational satellite services provider has specified the Fibrelite Trenwa partnership trench and cover system for their latest satellite earth station antenna facility in the U.S. The partnership system combines...

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Manufacturing and Research Facility, North West, UK

Fibrelite were contacted to source a GRP covering arrangement for service duct trenches at a major UK based manufacturing and research facility. Operational difficulties posed by the previously existing concrete cover slabs...

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Hilton Bodill Construction specified Fibrelite covers and KPS piping for Nottingham City Hospital refurbishment

Nottingham City Hospital, UK

Hilton Bodill Construction contacted Fibrelite on behalf of Nottingham City Hospital, who required a lightweight and strong modular covering system for their newly re-routed service trench, which replaced the traditional heavy concrete slabs. These protect and provide access to the...

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Airport Maintenance Facility, UK

Fibrelite were contacted to provide a bespoke GRP composite trench covering arrangement to fit precast concrete service trenches at a UK airport maintenance facility.

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Large Data Centre, Northern Europe

Fibrelite worked with the design consultants of the data centre in Northern Europe to cover 525 metres (1046 covers) of electrical and data cabling between buildings.

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Utility Provider USA

Substations have large amounts of electrical conduits and cabling which are usually run underground in precast concrete or cast in place trenches. Precast trenches are frequently...

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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.

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James House, UK

A third-party construction firm reached out to Fibrelite regarding a project at James House in York, where they required a replacement for previously installed GRP grating.

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Duke University, North Carolina

Duke University approached Fibrelite looking for trench covers to protect and prevent unauthorised access to power cables whilst being safe and easy to remove and replace.

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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...

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Data Centers Centres

Large Data Centre, Northern Europe

Fibrelite worked with the design consultants of the data centre in Northern Europe to cover 525 metres (1046 covers) of electrical and data cabling between buildings.

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Fibrelite trench covers protect fiber fibre optic cabling at emergency vehicle access point (image used for illustration purposes as actual data center centre cannot be shown)

Data Centre, Hong Kong

One of the largest data centres in Hong Kong S.A.R of China, came to Fibrelite looking for a retrofit replacement for their failing concrete trench covers. A safe reliable replacement was required.

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Stadiums & Leisure

A retrofit solution was needed to replace the damaged existing trench covers

Multi-Event Stadium, London, UK

The client needed a lightweight and durable solution to replace the damaged trench covers. A solution that incurred minimal upheaval to the functionality of the site was also required.

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Bespoke Fibrelite GRP trench covers installed over electrical cabling trenches

Premier Multi-Event Stadium, UK

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.

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Like all Fibrelite covers, these are FRP GRP composite, lightweight, corrosion-free and allow safe removal by hand

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.

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London Theatre, UK

The architects (Foster Wilson Architects LLP) were tasked with providing a discreet and practical method of housing multicore cables that ran from the stage to the control desk during performances.

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Hassle free and quick cover frame installation.

Leisure Centre, Sydney, Australia

Auburn City Council’s leisure centre renovation, required for access to the air conditioning system and balance tanks for the water set under around the perimeter of the pools.

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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.

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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...

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Leisure Centre, Keighley, UK

Fibrelite provides non-corrosive, anti-slip access solution for Keighley leisure centre poolside. Fibrelite was recently commissioned to replace a corroded metal access cover pool side...

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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...

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Military & Defense Defence

Health & Social Care

Hospital, Yorkshire, UK

The previously installed concrete trench access covers over an oxygen pipework trench at this hospital were causing a number of issues due to both their weight and...

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Hilton Bodill Construction specified Fibrelite covers and KPS piping for Nottingham City Hospital refurbishment

Nottingham City Hospital, UK

Hilton Bodill Construction contacted Fibrelite on behalf of Nottingham City Hospital, who required a lightweight and strong modular covering system for their newly re-routed service trench, which...

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Safe and easy removal: FM45 removed using FL7s

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.

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Radio Frequency

Water Company, Connecticut, USA

With an effort to automate their water meter collection services, Fibrelite were contacted about the possibility of installing automatic water meter readers in or beneath a composite cover.

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Manufacturing Facilities & Food Processing

Manufacturing and Research Facility, North West, UK

Fibrelite were contacted to source a GRP covering arrangement for service duct trenches at a major UK based manufacturing and research facility. Operational difficulties posed by the previously existing concrete cover slabs...

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Fibrelite’s trench access covers will not deform under heavy loads

Support Facility, Bahrain

The previously installed steel covers had permanently deformed under heavy operational loads and sat in an uneven recess, resulting in the covers being unstable.

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Airport Maintenance Facility, UK

Fibrelite were contacted to provide a bespoke GRP composite trench covering arrangement to fit precast concrete service trenches at a UK airport maintenance facility.

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The Fibrelite yellow C250 (25 ton) tonne) load rated standard duty trench access covers

Aerospace Facility, UK

Fibrelite supply bespoke trench covers over concrete trenches that house essential pipework and service supplies. Our covers are designed for these types of complicated applications.

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Newly installed Fibrelite flat sealed FL140 composite covers

Educational Facility Grease Pits, UK

The previous 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.

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Rail, Trams & Underground

Fibrelite covers feature an anti-slip surface

Newcastle Train Station, UK

These bespoke covers have recently been installed over access hatches in the platform of a major UK rail station to give quick and easy access to services below platform level.

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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 covers...

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Road & Roadside

D400 load rated FL90 covers tested to EN124

Access Pits, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fibrelite were called upon to offer a solution for access covers in Jelan Jelatek, an area of Kuala Lumpur which was regularly trafficked by cars and heavy goods vehicles.

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Water & Water Treatment

Water Facility, Northumberland, UK

Fibrelite were contacted by a third-party company whose client had tasked them with obtaining a lightweight upgrade for their traditional heavy concrete infill trench covers.

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Previous installed access covers required a crane to remove and replace

Water Facility, Devon, UK

Fibrelite were invited to conduct a site survey, as the client desired a simple replacement for their previously installed heavy cast iron recess (access) covers with concrete infill.

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Custom Fibrelite covers retrofit into existing frames, including an inspection port exactly over the slider

Innsbrucker Kommunale, Austria

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

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The Fibrelite D400 load rated covers can be easily removed and replaced using the FL7 lifting handles

JOD Engineering, Bolton, UK

JOD Engineering Services LTD were looking for a lightweight covering to replace their existing heavy covers, they supply fresh water to millions of homes across the North West of England.

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Water Company, Connecticut, USA

With an effort to automate their water meter collection services, Fibrelite were contacted about the possibility of installing automatic water meter readers in or beneath a composite cover.

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The two systems were adapted for Fibrelite trench covers for access from above

Waste Water Plant, Antarctic

Fibrelite supply trench covers for specialist waste water treatment system. Designed and manufactured for use in the Antarctic required lightweight covers for easy access.

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Easy and safe manual handling with Fibrelite lifting handle

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.

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“Cassette” of bespoke covers over culvert

Culvert Access Solution, UK

A UK construction company required a covering solution for a newly constructed culvert. Due to the shape it required a “cassette” of bespoke covers and additional support beams.

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Duke University, North Carolina

Duke University approached Fibrelite looking for trench covers to protect and prevent unauthorised access to power cables whilst being safe and easy to remove and replace.

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Pumping Station, Netherlands

Neighbours of a waste water pumping station complained of unpleasant odours polluting the surrounding air. These were emanating from a pit, housing two large submersible pumps...

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Public Areas

Hilton Bodill Construction specified Fibrelite covers and KPS piping for Nottingham City Hospital refurbishment

Nottingham City Hospital, UK

Hilton Bodill Construction contacted Fibrelite on behalf of Nottingham City Hospital, who required a lightweight and strong modular covering system for their newly re-routed service...

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Fibrelite covers allow quick safe manual removal

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.

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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.

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Safe and easy removal: FM45 removed using FL7s

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.

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Lightweight GRP composite trench covers

Berjaya Times Square, Malaysia

The brief was to offer a retrofit covering solution that provided safe and easy access to the underground water valve that required regular access for...

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Countryside Manor, UK

This private estate refurbishment project was brought to Fibrelite by Ramtech Energy Services, who were looking to replace the site’s previously installed, heavily corroded concrete...

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James House, UK

A third-party construction firm reached out to Fibrelite regarding a project at James House in York, where they required a replacement for previously installed GRP...

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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...

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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....

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Steam Vaults

Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana University approached Fibrelite looking for steam rated manhole covers for new vaults and in replacement of existing covers on the Bloomington campus.

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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.

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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...

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Shopping Centers Centres & Retail Parks

Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds, UK

The consulting engineers specified Fibrelite for this project for ease of access to cable ducts that run all over the site. The panels are non-slip for a safe working environment in a busy...

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Leeds Market, UK

A series of 8 trenches were previously covered by traditional concrete panels but with constant heavy foot traffic the covers had crumbled and created trip hazards.

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Telecoms

Global Satellite Services Provider, USA

This large multinational satellite services provider has specified the Fibrelite Trenwa partnership trench and cover system for their latest satellite earth station antenna facility in the U.S. The partnership system combines...

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