NETWORK RAIL, PENSTONE BRIDGE
EARLY PLANNING CONTRIBUTES TO EARLY HANDOVER
Osprey’s heavy lift teams have built up a significant record of on-time, on-budget experience by installing new infrastructure for Network Rail. Every one of these installations is slightly different, so we’re constantly gathering new insights that can be transferred to other clients’ projects. In this case, the team’s insights meant a turntable configuration could be used, saving time all-round.
Our involvement in rail-bridge replacements has included projects for Alun Griffiths, J. Murphy & Sons, Dyer and Butler, and BAM Nuttall. This is a brief synopsis of our work at Penstone Bridge, in May 2021.
Through our customer, Dyer & Butler, we were commissioned to replace the Network Rail Bridge at Penstone, in Devon. The infrastructure was handed back, 10 hours early.
- This project involved tight access and the tightest of timelines, with the full gamut of our heavy lift and transport equipment in play.
- Getting involved early with the programme of work meant everything could be planned precisely. We identified several areas where we could save time for our client without cutting corners.
- We used a variety of equipment that included our Gen 3 Scheuerle SPMTs, climbing jacks and a turntable, gantry systems and a large amount of supporting steelwork.
- Climbing Jacks
- Gantry Systems
- Project Management
"Handing back early alleviates stress for the rail network, but also improves outcomes for other suppliers involved in the project."Neil Hopkins, Commercial Director
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