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Electric actuators open door to Denmark's “deepest secret”

30 June 2022

Converting a 1960s nuclear-proof bunker into a museum was full of challenges, one of which was to repurpose heavy nuclear-safe doors as fire doors.

Between 1963 and 1968, the Danish government secretly burrowed 60 metres into a chalk hill on the northern tip of Denmark, to build a nuclear-safe bunker that would protect the Government and royal family in the event of a nuclear threat.

The Government declassified the REGAN Vest bunker in 2003 and decided in 2014, after years of hibernation, to open the facility to the public as a museum. This presented some significant technical challenges, not the least of which was adapting the heavy entrance doors for use as fire doors.

A pair of heavy-duty electric actuators from Thomson Industries came to the rescue...

Read the full article in DPA's July issue

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