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Dieselec Thistle Generators supplies forth Crossing Bridge constructors

Dieselec Thistle Generators supplies forth Crossing Bridge constructors

The UK’s leading generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has delivered 12 400kva generators to the new ‘Queensferry Crossing’ project connecting Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland’s biggest transport infrastructure project in a generation.

Installed on the main bridge plinths, the generators will operate in three bands of four synchronised to work in parallel and create a generating output of up to 1.6MVA when fully operational – supplying the towers with all of their power requirements.

Brian Muirie, Sales Director at Dieselec Thistle Generators, said: “We are delighted to be part of this exciting, and ground-breaking project that will go down in Scotland’s transport history.”

A spokesperson for FCBC, the joint venture responsible for the design and construction of the new bridge, said: “Dieselec Thistle was chosen as a reliable, local supplier that could supply the correct specification of equipment, as well as the service, support and advice to go with it. As well as a local depot and service team, DTG holds consignment stock for FCBC, and the team can be with us on site the same day if necessary, so this goes a long way to minimising downtime.”

The new Queensferry Crossing project is progressing full steam ahead. The new bridge is the longest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world, and features wind-shielding technology which will almost entirely eliminate the need for closures during the frequent periods of high winds in the Forth estuary. A total of 12 miles of roads connecting to the bridge will be significantly upgraded and around four miles of new or improved connecting roads will be built.

Over the past four years, DTG has supplied the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortium with a number of 100kva and 60kva machines for general use across the site complex – keeping the project fully powered and on schedule.

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