River Spey, Inverness-shire

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Challenge

Mabey safely installed a bridge near Inverness, experiencing various challenges in terms of logistics and working arrangements as well as bad weather conditions.

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Solution

Mabey site crew safely installed a 50 metre Mabey Universal temporary bridge at the River Spey in Inverness, providing access for the BAM Nuttall construction of a substation as part of a power line upgrade. The bridge enables BAM Nuttall to drive 197 tonne vehicles to the SSE Melgarve substation and provides an alternative public traffic access route. The current bridge which is not suitable to carry that load remains in place.

Chris Carter, Contracts Director at Mabey, commented “This new bridge is critical to help BAM Nuttall keep the construction of the new substation moving quickly, safely and efficiently. Tough winter conditions made this a difficult job, but we were pleased to install the bridge in just 22 working days, allowing BAM Nuttall to carry exceptionally heavy loads and providing additional public traffic access for the wider community. “

Ian Steele, Project Manager at Siemens BAM, commented; “A heavy duty access solution to the project, in an area of high environmental value was required urgently. Mabey’s response was excellent, rising to the challenge – they worked with us as a team through difficult Scottish weather, and we managed to successfully complete the project ahead of schedule.”

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