Girders delivery

AJ Engineering’s part in a multi-million-pound project is now complete after 31 steel girders, cast in concrete were delivered to site for the client to install.

And the project which is part of the Barrhead electrification programme provided a ‘first’ for the AJE team.

The company was contracted by BAM Nuttall on behalf of Network Rail to fabricate a bridge for Nithsdale Road in East Kilbride for a project which is expected to be complete by January.

The Barrhead electrification programme was given the green light last year in a bid to decarbonise Scotland’s railway network.

The scheme, developed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail, involves the East Kilbride and Barrhead corridors, passing through East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

Kevin Smith, who led on the project said: “This has been another successful project for our team at AJE and casting the beams in concrete was a first for us, so it was great to be involved in a new way of doing something.”

He added: “The beams were fabricated at the Waterford facility. As it is a former sawmill, it was the perfect space for the 31 steel girders which are 17.5m in length with the overall length of the bridge being 20 metres.

“We worked with a company called Murform who pre-cast the concrete here in the yard. All of the girders have now been delivered to the site in East Kilbride and have all been installed successfully.”

Murform is a family run business offering groundwork, formwork, rebar and reinforced concrete solutions to a diverse range of building sectors including commercial, residential, education, infrastructure projects and energy production.




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