Project Location: Roosecote Power Station, Barrow-in-Furness

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Waterproofing Concrete Floors at Roosecote Power Station

Waterproofing of internal floors.


Roosecote Power Station is a gas-fired and former coal-fired power station situated in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The current power station was the UK’s first Combined Cycle Gas Turbine unit (CCGT) supplying electricity to the National Grid.

The entire facility is protected by a fire sprinkler system, including the corridors which carry control cables above the main turbine hall. If the sprinkler system is activated, these corridors would “flood” causing leakage and damage to the main turbines below. An effective and durable waterproofing system was required to the seal both the floor and the vulnerable corner joint with the walls.

The Solution

Specialist repair contractor, McConnell’s, proposed the use of a system based on Cemprotec E-Floor. A 2mm coat of this fluid applied epoxy and polymer modified cementitious compound resists 10 bar hydrostatic pressure, providing equivalent waterproofing to more than 2 metres of good quality concrete. This water based coating be easily applied in awkward areas, particularly under the cable trays, and cures to form a tough, fully trafficable finish.


Centrica Energy


Hugh L S McConnell Ltd