British Waterways – Prescott Lock, Stratford
Responsible for the care of 2,200 miles of canals and rivers throughout the country, British Waterways has headquarters in Watford and Leeds and 9 local waterway units.
Prescott Lock is one of the sites cared for by British Waterways. Situated in the heart of Stratford, London, the lock is of logistical importance to the London 2012 Olympics as it forms an important route for the supply of building materials to the site of the main stadium.
APC Solutions was asked to deploy a PTP 500 Lite link to connect the lock with a site at Docklands. The link is used to monitor water levels and ensure barges carrying heavy loads can travel through the lock in safety. Information from this link will allow transportation via the waterways to play an important role in the 2012 build; resilience and reliability were of critical importance to the client in their choice of supplier and equipment. APC Solutions is delighted to have been involved with the Olympics build in its early phases and looks forward to winning more contracts as work progresses