1st November 2018

Northfield Construction purchased a KCP KB-M32R placing boom for use in the construction of the new Rolls-Royce Testbed Facility in Derby.

Northfield Construction Ltd is a leading national subcontractor of reinforced concrete and associated groundworks. With over 400 successfully completed projects in its portfolio, Northfield Construction Limited has been awarded numerous Concrete Society Awards for quality of workmanship and technical expertise.

The new Rolls-Royce test bed is used to test civil aero engines. The testbed has an internal area of 7,500m2, making it larger than a Premiership football pitch, and is surrounded by two concrete walls measuring up to 1.7m thick.

The pump started working at 10 metres with a reach of 32m and full rotation, and in the second phase of construction was raised 10m higher with an additional mast. The placing boom was used in conjunction with pumps owned and operated by Northfield Construction.

Give us a call for more information about the project or the placing boom. There is a short video of the construction from Northfield below.