VolkerLaser reach new heights on Mersey Gateway

 In Issue 9

After two years of working on the Mersey Gateway scheme, VolkerLaser has begun bridge deck waterproofing works on the new Mersey Gateway crossing.

Working on a total of 14 different structures, the business has delivered a range of specialisms to Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture, such as waterproofing, expansion joints, concrete repair, bearing replacement, cathodic protection, hydro-demolition and spray concrete.

To deliver the 50,000m2 of waterproofing, VolkerLaser is utilising Stirling Lloyd’s two coat Eliminator system, chosen to ensure a rapid and safe application without compromising quality.

The project will deliver a new six-lane cable-stayed toll bridge over the river Mersey, and a 9.2km road network connecting the bridge to the main motorway network in the North West, relieving the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

In order to facilitate the programme, waterproofing works are starting in advance of the structure being fully constructed. Volkerlaser’s specialist spraying wagons had to be lifted into place as the bridge was not yet fully joined together.

Upon completion, the scheme will showcase VolkerLaser’s impressive multifunctional specialisms, including concrete repair to existing structures, expansion joints, hydrodemolition and cathodic protection.

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