Grundfos keeps crossing open

Published:  01 November, 2017

The Queensferry Crossing, near Edinburgh, attracted global attention when it opened recently. With its impressive span of 1.7 miles (2.7km), this is the longest bridge of its type in the world. Many clever engineering techniques were employed during its construction and this structure will overcome many of the issues that beset its predecessor, such as being able to cope during high winds.

This isn’t the type of project you would immediately associate with Grundfos Pumps, however behind the scenes and keeping the bridge operational at all times is a Hydro MPC-E a Grundfos variable speed 3-pump booster set that will ensure that any and all roadway surface washdown requirements can be dealt with quickly and effectively.

Coming in at a cost of £1.35bn, the bridge is expected to carry 24 million vehicles a year and was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth exactly 53 years after she performed the same ceremony for its predecessor the Forth Road Bridge that will continue to be used for buses, bicycles and pedestrians. With an expected lifespan of at least 120 years, the new crossing will be an intrinsic part of the landscape for many years to come and Grundfos will be there providing it with the boost it will need to keep the traffic flowing.

For more information on this story, click here: November 2017, 122

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
April 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Jobs

  • Design Coordinator (M&E)

    Who are we Founded in 1992 and with over 700 staff, Galliard is a property development, hospitality and management group overseeing mixed-use, residential, hotel and commercial projects across London and Southern England with a £4.06 billion portfolio o......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar