At Metalesa we have always been very clear about our main objective: improving the quality of people’s lives through our protection systems. Our job is to collaborate in the development of infrastructures that allow this goal to be met.

Currently, our areas of activity are: Road Safety, Mobility & Smart City, and Acoustics. In all of them, we are specialized in the development, engineering, manufacture and marketing of products for road, urban and railway equipment.

In addition, our export vocation has allowed us to protect people in different countries. Through the commercialization of our solutions we have been able to carry out the quality of our products to international markets, exporting to more than 40 countries on 4 continents.

Precisely, in today’s article we want to talk to you about two of our international projects, specifically some that we have recently concluded in Ireland.

META13 parapet, the most complete containment system in its range

We present two projects with two aspects in common: They are in Ireland and in both cases the infrastructures were equipped with the META13 Parapet, our H2 containment level model

Works were carried out on the N25 New Ross Bypass roads in 2019 (1,1775 meters from META13) and on the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy in 2018 (220 m from META13). We are very proud that Metalesa has participated in these international projects and that our products are contributing to the improvement of road safety beyond our borders.

We leave you the spectacular images of both projects

N25 New Ross Bypass

N25 New Ross Bypass

M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy


Features of the META13 parapet

The META13 steel parapet is a vehicle containment system designed for installation on the edges of bridge decks, grade-separated crossings, supporting wall crowns, and similar works.The device is approved according to Standard UNE EN 1317 Parts 1 and 2 that, together with compliance with Part 5 regarding production control, has obtained the CE marking.

Something that favors the possibility of installing our parapets in Ireland is precisely the creation of this regulation, since since 2011 it is mandatory that vehicle containment systems installed in the European Union be certified under the UNE EN 1317 standard. sense, the acceptance criteria after passing the rigorous tests to which the parapets are subjected, are the same for the entire European Union.

If you want to know more about the UNE EN 1317 Standard, we recommend you read this article.

Here are some of the advantages of the META13 steel parapet:

  • Reliability of the containment system following testing in the worst possible scenario on a cantilevered bridge deck.
  • The reduced dynamic deflection DN=0.6 m and the excellent working width WN=0.8 m (W2) of the system mean that it can be installed on supporting elements of optimised dimensions.
  • These properties allow for the installation of acoustic screens and vandal-proof fences at very short distances from the parapet.
  • System with shear anchor. In the event of a collision, it is rapid, simple and cheap to replace, with no structural alterations to the bridge deck.
  • Simple assembly due to its small number of components.
  • Can be transformed into an H3 system.
  • System versatility, as it can act as both a vehicle and a pedestrian containment system by installing a grille.
  • Alternative anchoring systems can be adapted for existing bridges.
  • Hot-dip galvanising of all its components according to Standard EN 1461.
  • Powder coating in the different standard colours of the RAL chart.

Our vision: an international future

Just as we have our mission clear, our vision too:

“We aspire to become a customer-oriented company with international recognition, anticipating the future of the sector.”

And it is that our projects in Ireland are just one example of our commitment to society to get our products to the whole world. We believe that innovation is the key to being able to continue offering the market safer systems with higher performance, for this reason, we have our own R&D team that is responsible for researching and developing new products.

If you want to know more about our international projects, or need to ask us anything about our products, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you in your project.