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G8 Barrier

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The G8 Summit at Gleneagles in Scotland in July had protection from a traffic barrier developed by steel-makers Corus.

Corus reports that it worked with the Tayside Police on the deployment at Gleneagles. Tayside Insp Neil Milne said: “The G8 summit is an event that requires the highest levels of security and we have committed ourselves to finding the leading solutions available from the security industry today. The Corus Bi-Steel traffic barrier system used at Gleneagles met all of our vehicle and traffic security requirements.” The barriers are made from Bi-Steel, a patented steel-concrete composite produced by Corus, originally developed to protect high profile buildings such military bases and embassies that might be targets for terrorist explosive attacks. The barriers’ steel outer skin will not shatter into dangerous flying projectiles under explosive impact, in the way that concrete barriers can, it is claimed.

The barriers have been designed to remain in position under the impact of a fast moving vehicle, effectively denying it access to a restricted area, according to the manufacturers. They are being used to restrict vehicle access, to slow down and divert oncoming traffic and to withstand explosive attack. The barrier can be deployed in a variety of arrangements and quickly removed when no longer required, it is claimed. The barriers are typically painted in colours that blend in with the local street furniture, according to the manufacturers.

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