AJ Engineering secures prestigious bridge accolade

The Bridge to the Ben

AJ Engineering & Construction Services has a wealth of experience in steel bridgeworks and this has now been recognised by the industry’s national body.

The company which is based in Forres has now been included on the Register of Qualified Steelwork Contractors Scheme for Bridgeworks.

Any steelwork company with a facility within the EU, that fabricates anything from footbridges to crossings with more than a 100m span can apply to be considered for inclusion.

There is a rigorous process to secure the accreditation which is handled by the British Constructional Steelworks Association (BCSA) as Jazmin Kellas, quality manager for AJ Engineering, explained: “Initially we provided the BCSA with supporting documentation and completed an assessment. Following a review of this, the BCSA came to our Forres workshop and conducted an audit of our processes and competencies”.

In its 19-year history, AJ Engineering has handled numerous bridgeworks projects with some of the more prominent including the Forth Road Bridge, the Kessock Bridge near Inverness, and the recently opened Queensferry Crossing.

In the last year, it has also completed two pedestrian bridges as well as works on numerous rail bridges.

In February, the firm constructed and installed a 139-foot long bow-arced bridge over the River Nevis providing all abilities access to Ben Nevis.

More recently, the company was appointed by BAM Nuttall to design and install a footbridge at new Forres railway Station.

Jazmin added: “With our history in fabricating and installing bridges of all sizes, it is great that this is recognised by the BCSA.’

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