First publishedin World Highways
The new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will cut journey times, reduce pollution costs and improve safety. Mabey has announced that its UK Hire business is working on a vital project to build a 58km bypass in Aberdeen.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is being delivered by Transport Scotland in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council. Aberdeen Roads Limited was awarded the contract to build the AWPR/B-T in December 2014 and has appointed AWPR Construction Joint Venture, comprising Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Galliford Try, to build the 58km road.
Using experience from last year’s Mersey Gateway project, Mabey was brought onto the project to provide temporary support structures for the precast concrete beams for a number of the 75 structures to be built across the project. These beams form the bridge decks as they are craned into position and while the permanent concrete cross-head beams are constructed.
The scheme combines a number of Mabey’s industry-leading propping and jacking systems. As a result, the company’s dedicated fabrication unit has produced around 200tonnes of equipment specifically for this project.