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Fugro wins highway data collection contract for the state of Alaska

Under this new contract, Fugro will also implement a suite of roadway data applications that will feed into the Department’s existing business systems to foster informed decision-making and support state and federally mandated transportation programmes, such as the Highway Performance Monitoring System. Work on the contract is slated to begin this month. Fugro is currently mobilising one of its Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) data collection vehicles to Anchorage for a Phase-I pilot programme. The ARAN will be used to collect geo-referenced pavement condition data, including pavement profiles, 3D images of the pavement surface and right-of-way (ROW) images. After acceptance of the pilot programme, Phase-II will commence in 2018 and continue through 2021, covering various regions of the state. “We are thrilled to bring Fugro’s roadway mapping capabilities to Alaska,” stated Rada Khadjinova, Fugro’s Alaska General Manager. “While Fugro has extensive experience in highway data collection projects in the Lower 48 and Canada, this will be our first time providing these services in Alaska. We look forward to working with ADOT&PF and helping them meet their stated mission to keep Alaska moving through service and infrastructure.” The ADOT&PF contract award follows several recent highway data collection wins for Fugro in the Americas. The company’s continuous presence in Alaska and decades-long track record performing geospatial, marine survey and geotechnical services in the state contributed to the successful proposal...

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Crane Hire For Wind Turbine Services | Ainscough Wind Energy

Specialists in wind turbine erection Ainscough Wind Energy Services offers an all-inclusive solution for wind turbine erection and maintenance. Our site management, installation, engineering, service & maintenance and lifting solutions for construction and major component change-outs are trusted by the wind industry, with our fleet of cranes and highly skilled wind technicians having erected over 2000 turbines to date. Operating out of 32 depots, Ainscough can help you scope out any size of project, anywhere in the UK or in Europe. Call 0845 113 0488 now to see how we could help you meet your next wind energy challenge....

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QUEENSFERRY CROSSING TO BE OPENED BY THE QUEEN

The Queensferry Crossing will be officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday September 4. This follows a ‘soft’ opening to traffic which took place earlier this week. The events will mark the completion of a momentous journey which has involved 15,000 people and over 18 million hours of work. Among the vast array of contractors working on the £1.35 billion project, were a dedicated team from Ainscough Crane Hire which was involved in the project from its very earliest stages. For five years, Ainscough staff, principally from the Falkirk Depot, have provided lifting services to the main contractor, Forth Road Bridge Contractors (FCBC) on the Transport Scotland project. To mark the opening, 50,000 people will walk across the 1.7 mile long bridge prior to its permanent traffic opening on Thursday September 7. Ciaran McNamee, Ainscough’s Depot Manager at Falkirk said: “Now it is complete, we can all reflect on the enormity of the project and the remarkable addition the bridge makes to the skyline. “It is an understatement to say that we are proud to have played a part in its construction. Scotland is world-famous for its engineering ingenuity and as this bridge demonstrates, we still have the skills, vision and capability here to achieve great things.” The post QUEENSFERRY CROSSING TO BE OPENED BY THE QUEEN appeared first on Ainscough Wind Energy...

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Maersk Connector completed loading two 59km long 400kv HVDC XPLE cables for Nemo Link®

DeepOcean’s Maersk Connector has completed loading of the first phase on the Nemo Link® cables in the port of Blyth. Two 59 km long 400kv HVDC XPLE cables were simultaneously spooled from a freighter onto the 7,000 te. split capacity duel concentric carousel. The vessel is now on her way to the UK coast near Ramsgate where she will commence the installation of the cables. The cables will be buried by DeepOcean’s T3200 trencher, the world’s most powerful subsea trencher. The second phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by DeepOcean in the second quarter of 2018....

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AINSCOUGH GIVES A-PLANT A LIFT TO LEGOLAND

Ainscough Crane Hire’s Birmingham depot has solved an access puzzle for contractor J Tomlinson and plant hire company A-Plant, at the site of the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. A-Plant supplied J Tomlison with a range of equipment at the project which is set to open to the public in 2018. The only vehicular access to the construction site, in the arena’s lower ground floor, is via the site’s multi-storey car park which has a 1.9 metre height restriction. Too low for the machinery to access. This led the A-Plant and Ainscough teams to devise a solution which meant lifting the machinery over the multi-story to an alternative entrance. Using a Liebherr LTM1055-3.2, the Ainscough team lifted a three-tonne and a six-tonne dumper, a six-tonne and an eight-tonne excavator and a 12.5 metre telehandler. Peter Antony, depot manager at Ainscough in Birmingham said: “The key consideration for any lift is safety. Lifting the equipment over the multi-story naturally meant the top storey had to be closed to ensure we were safe to operate. “Each lift brings with it its own peculiarities and this job was no different. Ultimately it was a good test and it was pleasing to help the customer out in this way.” Chris Ballard for A-Plant added: “We have a can-do attitude for our customers and will always seek the best and most...

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