Supplying equipment and expertise

Did you know that BRE played a part in the construction of the Queensferry Crossing that carries the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth between Fife and Edinburgh?

About the Queensferry Crossing

The £1.35billion project is the UK's tallest bridge, with over 24 million vehicles expected to travel across it every year.

We were approached in 2012 to be involved in the construction of one of the world’s great bridges and provided essential compressed air equipment and vital expertise that would play an important role in the process of pulling together and connecting the sections of the bridge.

We manufactured three custom-built, secure containers that were located on each of the three towers of the bridge each fitted with lighting, ventilation and heating capability ensuring all the compressed air equipment was always available throughout the year. Each packaged container housed three Atlas Copco GA30VSD Variable-Speed Drive Air Compressors, fitted with integral filtration and drying equipment.


"We are delighted that we were chosen as a service provider and supplier for an integral part of this internationally acclaimed project."

Bob Robertson M.D.


Each of the nine compressors was fitted with an Atlas Copco “SmartLink” Remote Monitoring system which allowed us to monitor all the equipment conditions over the Internet in real time along with the Integrated Atlas Copco IS6 compressor control system, ensuring optimum performance and production during the full construction of the bridge.


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