Darlington manufacturer establishes North East presence with new rehabilitation project
Cleveland Bridge UK has re-established its specialist bridge rehabilitation team to develop its position in the bridge inspection and refurbishment market.
The team, which has wide experience of project management, inspection and bridge rehabilitation worldwide, will support life extension programmes across the UK’s bridge network and internationally, including those originally constructed by Cleveland Bridge.
Its first major success is being appointed as principal contractor on a 12-month project to inspect the Humber Bridge’s main cables.
Cleveland Bridge UK is said to have great experience in the field of suspension bridge cable technology and installation, offering services such as in-house design, engineering and fabrication. together with project and construction management.
The team is led by Jim Mawson, head of operational delivery, supported by Nick Lamb, senior business development manager and Mark Dymond, construction manager.
Jim said: “This specialist team has been established to use Cleveland Bridge’s considerable breadth of skills and knowledge in this sector to grow our share of the refurbishment and rehabilitation business, demonstrated by our involvement as principal contractor in the Humber Bridge project.”
All three recently joined the company and have previously worked on several bridge and civil engineering projects, including the M48 Severn Bridge, The Humber Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing.
Work on the Humber Bridge project, which involves the inspection of eight main cable panels, began in February.
Cleveland Bridge is also delivering inspection, cable material sampling, sample preparation and associated laboratory works, being undertaken by its partner COWI.
The Humber Bridge was built by the British Bridge Builders’ consortium, which included Cleveland Bridge and, when it opened in 1981, it held the record for the world’s longest spanning suspension bridge.
Chris Droogan, managing director of Cleveland Bridge UK, added: “This company is famous around the globe for creating iconic bridges.
“It is fitting, given our heritage, that we are now focussing our considerable expertise to ensure these structures continue to be expertly maintained and protected for generations to come.”
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