Dutch MOD Remote Facility Construction
Cubis recently supplied its STAKKAbox™ network access chambers and MULTIduct™ cable protection solutions to the Dutch Ministry of Defence as part of the construction of a new facility within a geographically remote and difficult to access location. This followed a successful pilot ‘mini’ installation project in 2020 in the Netherlands, co-ordinated by our distributor GM Products.
Due to transport limitations, the geography and nature of the environment for the installation the client logistics required a lightweight, strong, easy to handle access chamber and cable protection solution that could be simply transported and assembled on site.
Traditionally when building an underground cable utility network, the installation team would have used individual cable ducts, but this however often causes problems when reinstating the surrounding material. If done incorrectly the ducting can become knotted, move out of position or become damaged. This causes confusion as to where the start and end position of the duct is, making it extremely difficult for the cable installation teams to identify which cable is coming out of which duct. Because of the sand-based conditions, this made the ground even more challenging to work with.
MULTIduct™ was specified to solve these problems. It is a modern, lightweight, composite structural ducting system that combines multiple ducts into one single unit, requiring less dig and preventing movement when backfilled. The unique ‘one click’ push fit connection between each MULTIduct™ unit makes long duct runs fast and easy to install with the same guaranteed access point at both ends.