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City police buys for a Million a new water cannons

Two giant blue water pitcher has the city police of Zurich in use, one of them is trying to replace her in April 2021. She has an invitation to tender on published on the electronic platform of the Confederation, the cantons and municipalities in the area of public procurement. The city police is forecasting a cost of a Million francs, as spokeswoman Judith Hödl on request says. Companies can offer up to 28. June submit.

The reason for the replacement vehicle, the "General condition" of a water gun, Hödl said. The two current vehicles are, since 2008, in use, when changing for 15 years. What happens to the discarded vehicle, is still open. "A sale is possible but also that we keep the parts that are still in good shape, as a replacement for the second car." For the new water cannon, the same requirements apply as for the old: "they have proven themselves in use, they are simple, robust and reliable," says Hödl.

Several dozen operations in the year

A statistics how often a water cannon, not the city police. Sure he was in all high-risk games of the two football clubs, FCZ and GC. In addition, the vehicles would drive off the "spontaneous developments". The water cannons are coming to "several dozen missions a year," and the only in the city of Zurich. The two current water cannons purchased by the city on the European football Championships in 2008. The municipal Council had granted it a loan of 2.6 million francs. In the submission process, only one company had submitted an offer, the Albert Ziegler GmbH & co. in the vicinity of Ulm.

it mainly produces fire trucks, on the current site, a water cannon is among the special vehicles, but also to see the PSV (Public Safety Vehicle). However, in 2008, she designed for the city of Zurich, two tailor-made equipment. She had done 18 years earlier for the two vehicles, the discarded of the city after the 2008 European Championships in Zurich and the company that sold.

Up to 3000 litres of water per Minute

The two cars today have a water tank with a capacity of 9000 litres. In the double-cab five-man crew, the two pipe guides to control the water cannon by means of a Joystick. The pump has a capacity of up to 3000 litres per Minute and can inject the water to a maximum of 65 meters.


Created: 18.04.2019, 11:29 PM

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