Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, Essex
Product: Palazzani XTJ43
Client: Abberton Reservoir
Originally constructed in the 1930’s as a 474 ha body of water, Abberton is a wetland site of international importance for wildfowl, receiving up to 40,000 ducks, swans and geese each year. The reservoir was enhanced in 2013 to increase its capacity by an additional 15 billion litres and was opened by Sir David Attenborough.
Project: Fit ‘flight diverters’ to power lines near the reservoir to help reduce the potential of birds (particularly Mute Swans) flying into the overhead 132Kv power lines. The flight diverters are simple devices that are attached to the power lines but are very effective at reduced bird deaths and injuries.