DUMBARTON RAIL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
OSPREY’S APPROACH TO RAIL REPLACEMENT SAVES TIME AND REDUCES RISKS
The UK’s rail infrastructure is ageing. There’s an extensive replacement programme in place, but Network Rail are committed to reducing the impact on commuters and freight as much as possible. That means working to tight schedules.
In Dumbarton, we only had 48 hours to replace a railway bridge. We’ve done many of these moves now, and while each one is different, we’re building up a portfolio of insights that let us reduce timeframes without cutting corners, or increasing risks.
- We started by creating a detailed route analysis and giving our a fully-engineered report that showed our approach in detail.
- The plan started with the removal of the old bridge using hydraulic supports, and then moving it, by SPMTs a kilometre away, to off-site compound.
- Next, we supported the first fix works being carried out at ground level on the new bridge. ‘Standard’ first fix happens after a bridge like this has been installed, but our approach saves time and reduces some of the need to work at height.
- We then used our fleet of SPMTs to transport and install the new bridge, making sure it was precisely located with our jacking system.
For many clients, the biggest challenge is time. Our team provide fully-engineered calculations for the increases in weight that are created by carrying out the first fix on the round. This reduces the usual risks around working at height – saving a great deal of time and money for our client.
- Heavy Lifting
- Project Management
- Rail Bridge Installation
- Route Analysis
“We provide fully-engineered calculations that mean less downtime and faster handovers.”Neil Hopkins – Commercial Director, Osprey
See us at work
More case studies
HPC – RPV installation
RPV DELIVERY - A STATIC, DYNAMIC SOLUTION
At Hinkley Point C, we've developed a RORO solution that delivers oversized assets to site in a new way - increasing productivity across the construction site.Find out more
Tintagel Bridge installation
Award-winning assets, innovation in action
The new English Heritage walkway at Tintagel is an award-winning installation. Our solution overcame many obstacles associated with overland delivery to this outlying location.Find out more
Problem-solving for Petrochem
Problem-solving for Petrochem
Minimal downtime for a petrochemical site is critical and our approach kept our operations down to a minimum.Find out more
PRIORITISING QHSE IN LOGISTICS
Osprey's QHSE team guides all we do
Ellie, one of our QHSE Officers, works specifically on specialist logistics for Hinkley Point C. This puts her at the heart of delivering nuclear success.Find out more
RESPONSIVE, RELIABLE PORT SERVICES
Vessel owners trust for Port Services.
RORO, breakbulk, containers, oversized cargoes – along with all the documentation, negotiable Bills of Lading, inventory-linked and non-inventory linked customs entries and supporting services.Find out more
RESPONSIVE CABLE SERVICES
Safely accelerating offshore project schedules
Knowing our equipment, having in-house expertise, if we can reduce the time taken to deliver a project - we will.Find out more
NETWORK RAIL, BEWSEY STREET
Jacked lifting solves location problems.
Rail bridges are often in challenging locations. See how we deployed our Enerpac JS250 system to overcome these problems.Find out more
HPC POLAR CRANE DELIVERY
Collaboration reduces risks and costs.
We bring multiple specialist logistics' partners together - a great example of this can be seen in the delivery of two Polar Crane Beams in to HPC.Find out more
UPGRADING M4 MOTORWAY BRIDGES
Reducing possession times.
Getting involved early and having the in-house heavy lift equipment to guarantee supply surety - it all makes a difference for projects of this scale.Find out more
HPC WORLD’S LARGEST STEAM TURBINE
Early planning builds efficiencies into logistics.
Through early contractor engagement and our repeatable Shared Services model, we reduce risks and costs in the delivery of critical assets to large sites.Find out more