Mabey Hire has been recognised by the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards panel for developing a new bridge lifting technique – the first of its kind in the UK.
Engineering Manager Matt Westhead and Assistant Project Engineer Charlie Ely worked with Network Rail, Alun Griffiths and Cass Hayward Consulting Engineers to develop the new system for Network Rail. Two of Mabey Hire’s site crews trialled the technique on a 150-year-old timber viaduct over the River Artro.
And now the work by the cross-business project team has been shortlisted in the Temporary Works Initiative of the Year (Civil Engineering) category of this year’s BCI Awards.
Projects Director Peter Aramayo said: “The innovative development of this scheme is testament to our engineering capability and shows the benefit of working collaboratively with our customers. Working with our partners, we saved the customer time and minimised disruption to Network Rail’s Pensarn to Llanbedr line.
“I’m really proud of the team and delighted that their engineering excellence has been recognised. They developed the idea from first principles and successfully executed it.
“Good luck to them in the next stage – which will be a presentation to a panel of judges – and for the awards ceremony in October.”