Lyndon SGB is providing a large overhead line protection scaffold for main contractor Babcock International on behalf of the client National Grid on the Hams Hall ZR Route – part of the exciting “once in a lifetime” HS2 rail infrastructure project.
The purpose of the scaffold is to allow for the safe diversion of the existing overhead lines and installation of new lines – which will provide clear access for HS2.
There have been up to 15 scaffolding operatives on site, with the power outage commencing towards the end of June 2019. The contract is due to last for nine months.
The protection scaffold has been designed in-house by Lyndon SGB’s engineering team and uses Layher modular scaffolding system.
Lyndon SGB Project Manager, Dave Carter said: “Works have been undertaken under a double circuit outage – no power on – with multiple motorway crossings. We have had to sit crane on a motorway during a phase of the temporary works, to install kentledge blocks. That might sound extraordinary to some and it is undoubtedly challenging, but we thrive on challenges and it is all in a day’s work for the overhead protection and power transmission teams.”