August 3, 2016
HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) announced today that it will be exhibiting its revolutionary new Guardian® Marine Gate at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), November 7-10, 2016. The HMDS Guardian® Gate has been under development for the past two years with the help of the US Navy. Boasting a 15-year design life, the HALO® line of barriers are the only marine barriers in the world to have been validated in independent, fully instrumented crash testing by the US Navy (see video here).
See the Guardian® Marine Gate fully operational here.
“The oil and gas market is perfect for our technology,” said Tony Reid, HALO Director of Physical Security, “we engineer and market unique systems designed to provide waterside protection of any assets with waterside exposure and this would, of course, include refineries, LNG plants, and off-shore oil rigs.” Each HALO system is customized for the particular location and application.
“HALO has demonstrated improved protection against low profile surface threats, improved mitigation of explosive blast effects, and the ability to better withstand multiple coordinated attacks,” according to US Navy experts. “Testing has shown improved stopping distance (i.e. shorter lengths) that results in improved physical separation between the barrier and a protected asset (e.g., U.S. Navy ship). Additionally, the capability to withstand environmental extremes such as ice storms, high winds, and heavy sea swell are anticipated to drive down sustainment and repair costs.”1
Integrated with sensor and deterrence technologies as part of a layered defense, HALO can offer for the first time a truly effective solution to the complex challenge of waterside perimeter security for ports and harbors, oil and gas facilities, naval bases, nuclear power plants, airports, water intake channels, private seaside residences, residential communities with water access, cruise ships and major event venues.
Be sure to visit HALO at ADIPEC – Hall 16, Security in Energy Pavilion, Booth 16710.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact Mr. James Singer, Managing Director, GCC & MENA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Report to Congress, U.S. Navy Maritime Security Barriers: Force Protection Capability and Costs, March 2016, Prepared by: Naval Facilities Engineer Command (NAVFAC)