Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has secured its first major European contract with British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company, Shell.

The company has been contracted to supply its renowned Cygnus alarm systems during the renovation of the oldest Shell building in the Netherlands.

The grade II listed building, which has been established for more than 100 years, started showing serious signs of decay. In order to restore the building to its original state, major restoration work was required, during which time alarm systems were vital in order to protect the site.

A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid, and intruder alarms for construction sites, the Cygnus radio system, manufactured by Bull Products, has already been used on some of the largest construction projects across the UK.

More than 100 alarm units have been installed on site including the Cygnus Control Panel, Cygnus Repeater Unit, Cygnus Heat Detector, and its First Responder Station with the Fire Call Point and First Aid Alarm.

Matthew Trigwell, sales director at Bull Products, says: “We’re hugely proud to be a part of such an important project and installing our Cygnus alarm systems to protect and preserve this building. Our alarm systems will give workers the ability to log and quickly identify emergency situations through the control panel, and will ensure the building is protected 24-7.”

Raymond Huizing, project manager at Shell, adds: “After we saw this system at the Shell building in London, we were confident it would be ideal during renovation of our headquarters in the Netherlands. There’s so much historical significance and important architectural impact that we want to preserve, therefore it was crucial that we worked with Bull to ensure we had the right alarm systems in place in order to protect this building to the highest standards.”