Breedon wins major concrete orders for Scottish airports

Breedon has won two major orders from contractor Careys Civil Engineering to supply around 60,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete to RAF Lossiemouth and Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.


12 September 2018

Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has won two major orders from contractor Careys Civil Engineering to supply around 60,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete to RAF Lossiemouth and Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.

Thirty thousand cubic metres of concrete will be supplied to Lossiemouth for the construction of hangars and aprons to accommodate the new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft which will be based there from 2019, replacing the ageing fleet of Nimrod MR2s which were recently retired.  The material will be produced by a mobile Breedon concrete plant which until recently was servicing the giant Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

At Edinburgh, a further 30,000 cubic metres of Breedon material will be used to build new aircraft stands, the latest phase in a £220 million five-year investment programme to upgrade and expand the airport. The material will be produced by a second Breedon mobile plant to be transferred from Moray, where it has been supplying concrete for the Dorenell Wind Farm.

Commenting on the contracts Alan Mackenzie, managing director of Breedon Northern, said, “We’re proud to have been chosen to support Careys Civil Engineering on these two landmark aviation projects.  We’ve already built a close relationship with them, having collaborated on other prestigious projects such as the Macallan Visitor Centre at Craigellachie and the Aberdeen National Exhibition and Conference Centre, and we look forward to working together for the successful completion of both these important jobs.

“It’s worth pointing out that it wouldn’t have been possible to supply these projects without having a really flexible mobile plant network, which enables us to move units quickly and easily between jobs – a great example of making our assets work harder.”

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