- Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:39
Wigan based Stott Plant Hire has landed the concrete pumping contract on Scotland’s £1.4billion Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) project.
The Transport Scotland project will use 150,000 tonnes of structural concrete, almost the same amount as used for the entire London Olympic Park and Athletes’ Village combined and 30,000 tonnes of steel to build the longest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Dean Stott, Managing Director of Stott Plant Hire commented: “The Forth Replacement Crossing project represents a significant win for us at Stott. It is a high profile project and we are pleased to have been chosen in what was a competitive bid process. Our range of mobile concrete pumps means we can run a 72 hour continuous pour and adapt easily to the requirements of such a large project. The Forth Bridge will be amazing when it is finished and we are proud to have played a part in its construction.”
The bridge is expected to be completed in 2016 and will have involved approximately 10 million man hours to construct. All in all it is 13.7 miles long and will deliver significant benefits to motorists and communities in Fife, Edinburgh and West Lothian as well as providing a boost to the Scottish economy.