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.
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.