Final structure successfully installed in Northern Ireland
Drumahoe, U.K. - Victor Buyck has installed the next and final structure (S05B) as part of the A6 Dungiven To Drumahoe Dualling Scheme.
The bridge components were manufactured in our workshop in Eeklo, Belgium and transported to the assembly area in various pieces in the period January - March 2021. Despite Brexit, the transport went according to programme.
On site, our erectors and welders assembled and welded the components into three complete braced pairs, each braced pair being 80 meters long, 6 meters wide, 3.4 meters high and weighing around 270 tonnes.
On 6 August 2021 the first and second braced pair were installed on their final location. On 9 August we installed the third and last braced pair. Due to bad weather conditions, the installation was challenging. Nevertheless, due to good cooperation between the site teams of the client, the crane supplier and Victor Buyck, the operation was completed succesfully. The installation was done with a CC2800-1 crawler crane that picked up each braced pair from the assembly area and moved the bridge part to the final location.
In the next couple of days our erectors will install the bracings that connect the two braced pairs to form one large bridge structure, after which SWS JV will execute the concrete works for the bridge deck.
With this milestone we will complete the installation part of the first project of Victor Buyck in Northern Ireland. We are very proud to have contributed to this project and would like to thank everyone involved for their support and confidence. On to the next projects!
Victor Buyck is carrying out the fabrication, transport and erection of the steel structures in the context of the A6 D2D dualling scheme:
- Principle contractor: Sacyr Wills Bross Somague Joint Venture (SWS JV)
- Principle designer: Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD)
- Project Manager: AECOM
- Client: Department of Infrastructure Northern Ireland