RBD | Rail Welding

Rail Welding

Our welding division provides skilled teams of welders capable of completing complex welds on a wide range of rail projects and we have completed many large and small engineering works in both the UK and overseas.

Our rail welding division meets the demands and needs of railway contractors and Network Rail in the delivery of national rail projects using the aluminothermic and manual metal arc welding processes.

We have experience completing work on several high-risk sites, ranging from some of the busiest rail bridges in the UK, to challenging international projects like the Cheung Tsing bridge in Hong Kong.

We are also able to supply supervision where required, providing a complete welder supply service.

We provide a national resource that supplies welding teams and services across the UK.

Our wholly owned equipment is subjected to stringent maintenance and inspection regimes and all of our welding teams carry the requisite safety and skills certification.

Our solutions include:

  • Head Wash Repair (HRW) : A cost-effective solution to repairing railhead defects and significantly decreasing track maintenance costs. The fault is ‘scooped’ out by burning.
  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) : Repairs to plain rail – all rail grade groups and welding for track circuit purposes and also covers repairs for all S&C. Faults are removed by grinding.
  • Aluminothermic Welding : Molten steel is poured into a pre-heated mould surrounding the gap between rail ends to be joined – the metal then fills the moulds and the slag is separated.

High standard welding from some of the UK’s top welders

SWGR is a member of the Rail Welding Association, Rail Industry Contractors Association and the Welding and Joining Society.

We carry out both routine, remedial welding jobs and welds as part of more complex engineering projects, and have a great deal of experience working on operational sites, so we can ensure that our services are only ever a huge help to any project. We can also create, complete and assess welding procedures, making SWGR one of the only welding providers in the UK to provide all aspects of welding – passing cost savings and efficiencies on to the customer.

Our welding division provides skilled teams of welders capable of completing complex welds on a wide range of engineering and rail projects, and we have completed many large and small engineering works in both the UK and overseas.

Services

Our Welding Training Facility

SWGR | Rail Welding

Our Welding Training Facility

The expertise of our welding team means that we can can work train new welders, examine and assess them, and use them as part of our projects across the UK.

This means the SWGR is one of the only welding companies in the UK that can mobilise and supply high numbers of welders through an accredited training facility.

Find out about our full welding capability

HEADQUARTERS

SWGR
270 Petershill Road
Glasgow
G21 4AY

Tel : 0844 692 0692

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