A Betafence gate system more than 200 m long protects the jetty near the newly opened concert hall in the Port of Stavanger (Norway). The space-saving gates can easily handle larger passenger numbers going to and from arriving and departing cruise ships and liners. The fences and gates feature a special design based on the Barofor product line, with solid cross bracing and a special coating to withstand the harsh Scandinavian climate.

A total of 21 Barofor bi-fold swing gates with a clearance of 6 or 8.4 m, fixed fence elements and emergency exits, were installed. The complete system is 2.2 m high overall. It features sturdy, attractive black Barofor Square tube panels. betafence-barofor-harbour.png

Because of the environmental conditions close to the sea, the elements received special corrosion protection in the form of hot dip galvanizing and a high-quality triple coating consisting of one epoxy and two polyester layers.

The fencing and gate elements were manufactured at the German Betafence plant in Werl near Dortmund. The contract was carried out by Betafence distribution partner Systemsikring AS (Sandnes), a member of the Norwegian OSN group, a network of companies specialising in perimeter protection.

The outside construction work was completed in 2012 and is already the fourth project to use the Barofor street-front railing system. The ports of the booming economic region of Stavanger have been expanded on several occasions in recent years. The new Port of Risavika for ferries and container ships has been operational since 2011. It is also equipped with Bekamatic sliding gates, barriers and turnstiles from Betafence. The jetty with the Barofor gate system belongs to the older Port of Vågen, located directly next to the old town, where large cruise ships and liners moor.

With the recent order, Betafence again underlines its experience in the protection of infrastructure installations, including roads, railway stations and airports, as well as numerous harbour projects.