Normally built on Greenfield sites, power stations tend to be placed in remote locations. This provides a security designer with a number of objectives which differ from traditional urban security. Remote sites normally have greater flexibility with the distances which can be achieved between the sites perimeter and the infrastructure itself.
Creating substantial standoff reduces the impact of a blast in an attack scenario. This also enables security solutions to be more cost-effective. Products may not necessarily have to provide the maximum protection to dead stop a vehicle due to the distances between the perimeter and the building.
Security products can be installed at the perimeter to slow a hostile vehicle. A final denial barrier can then be utilised to dead stop the vehicle completely. Due to the nature of traditional oil and gas plants, product functionality and reliability normally supersedes the need for high aesthetics.
Installing traditional depth products is also normally not a problem due to the absence of dense underground service networks which may be encountered in city centre installations.