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22 05, 2014

REIDsteel Success at British Expertise Awards

May 22nd, 2014|Categories: REIDsteel Staff, Steel Bridges|Tags: , , , |

By Tim Stiff, Senior Technical Director at Management Services

Components of the DFID-funded Rural Access Programme (RAP) in Nepal have been shortlisted for three major awards from British Expertise in recognition of the programme’s wide-reaching and sustainable impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Meanwhile, the consulting firm behind the programme’s design and implementation, IMC Worldwide, has itself been nominated in the category of Outstanding International Business (SME) for its work on RAP and other DFID-funded development programmes.

The UK has supported the development and construction of two bridges linking thousands of isolated communities in Eastern Nepal under the successful decade long Rural Access Programme. In July 2008, the GoN approached DFID for funding for the construction of the two bridges.

The overall RAP Bridge Component cost for both bridges and the Technical Assistance Consultancy for the project management and construction supervision by UK Consultant IMC Worldwide is approximately £5.9m (approximate because the of the exchange rate as the construction contract is priced in local currency).

The project involved […]

3 12, 2013

Terrain Services Ltd and REIDsteel

December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Industrial Buildings, Steel Bridges|Tags: , , , |

Terrain Services Ltd is a medium sized construction company incorporated in September 1997. Although initially based in Kampala, Uganda, from 2005 the majority of their work has been located in South Sudan.

REIDsteel has worked with Terrain since March 2008. Together, working with The Louis Berger Group we embarked on the USAID funded Sudan Infrastructure Services Project (SISP) to build 8 bridges across the 192km stretch of Juba-Nimule Road. These bridges ranged from 12 to 50m long.

During Sudan’s civil war, much of the infrastructure of the recently formed country of South Sudan was destroyed.

The construction of these bridges along the only paved highway in South Sudan enables development of the country. They allow transportation and trade to flow easily and efficiently to South Sudan, through Uganda from the port of Mombasa, Kenya.

Last year, Terrain expanded outside of South Sudan by gaining bridge projects local to their headquarters and further construction opportunities in East Africa.

When Ugandan coffee company, Kyagalanyi needed new facilities, Terrain contacted REIDsteel to design […]

19 11, 2013

Our first bridge with JTEC in Mauritius

November 19th, 2013|Categories: Steel Bridges|Tags: , , |

By Design Engineer, Peter Mrozinski

REIDsteel’s erection supervisor Jimmy Sloane has just returned from Mauritius where he successfully supervised JTEC’s installation of a REIDsteel bridge. The bridge replaced an old steel railway bridge that had been corroding since 1902 and had fallen into a bad state of repair.

We didn’t see a dodo bird, but we did notice that L’Escalier is twinned with Spelthorne in Surrey!

This new bridge at Sourdine was built to eliminate a narrow and dangerous roadway into the gulley, used heavily by large bulky sugar harvest vehicles and bagasse transport, as well as by the general public. The bridge was funded in part by the sugar company and in part by the state.

Construction Manager of Building and Civil Engineering Co. Ltd, Jean-Pierre de Rosnay, had worked with REIDsteel on previous projects and was confident that REIDsteel could deliver a functional bridge of high quality on time and within budget.

The overall project was to completely realign and rebuild the surrounding roads and link them into the new bridge thus creating an efficient solution for the predicted […]

22 10, 2013

REIDsteel in Nepal

October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Steel Bridges|Tags: , , , |


Home to the highest point on earth, Mount Everest and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Nepal is an ancient and beautiful country.

Today, its people are looking to the future – The UK is helping by providing aid from the Department for International Development (DFID) and working with IMC Worldwide to support the Nepalese people in gaining reliable infrastructure.

The work is coordinated by Tim Stiff, of ICMW, acting as Team Leader for the Rural Access Programme, RAP2, and reporting back to the British government.

The only way for the country to advance and eliminate rural poverty is to build roads and bridges. Nepal’s total road network and density are low and only 43% of the population has access to all-weather roads.

As part of the Worldbank’s Road Sector Development Project (RSDP), REIDsteel had been asked to design, manufacture and erect three bridges; the Piluwah Khola, Sabu Khola and Arun Khola. In Nepali, ‘Khola’ means stream, which does not quite translate as the smallest of these bridges was 96m long!

The first two […]

29 01, 2013

Bridging in Nepal

January 29th, 2013|Categories: Steel Bridges|Tags: , |

As taken from the Royal Engineer’s Journal, this articles discusses the contstruction of a bridge in Nepal.  Click to read the article Bridging in Nepal.