An Osprey hydroblasting machine from Jetting Systems has recently had a key role to play in one of the UK’s largest road construction projects in recent years.

Specialist contractor, Foster Contracting Limited (FCL), was approached by AWPR Construction Joint Venture to provide a customised treatment to remove the latency from the slip-form concrete pavement that makes up the main carriageway of the £745million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

58km of slip form concrete pavement 4 lanes wide had to be prepared for an asphalt pavement. FCL ran trials in late 2016 to ensure this method would meet the adhesion requirements before spending nearly 12 months removing latency (loose aggregate, cement and dust) from the concrete surface without any unplanned downtime.  The Osprey vehicle was operated at 800m2/hr using 22,000 psi and full vacuum recovery to treat the surface and recover 26,000 litres of water a day for specialist disposal.

Sean Gibb, Manager at FCL North, stated: “This project was on a different scale to anything that we have undertaken as a company before.  Whilst we have significant experience of major civil engineering works, such as motorways and runways, the size and complexity of this project was on a different level”.

Find out more about Foster Contracting Ltd here.

Jetting Systems and COVID-19

On a daily basis we are all seeing how fast the COVID-19 situation is developing. Government press releases this week have confirmed we are entering a new phase of the Virus and it is likely that there will be further restrictions imposed.


In order to best protect ourselves and to give us the best possible chance to continue serving our customers during this challenging time we have been proactive in relocating staff into offices with no more than three people and implementing seven-day opening with split shifts. All overseas and UK travel was stopped several weeks ago and we are only accepting essential visitors to our site. Goods inwards are quarantined in accordance with the published virus life cycle times on various surfaces.


This temporary working arrangement may mean that you have been unable to reach us by telephone and so ask that you send your enquiry by email to one of the following contacts.


Spare parts -  Terry Turner

Service - Nick Cave

Equipment sales - Daniel Woods

Accounts - Natasha Willdigg

Operations Manager - Graham Hepburn


Managing Director - Simon Carling

Strategy Director - Tina Carling


We thank you for your patience and understanding
and wish our customers and suppliers well during this
challenging time.


Kind regards


Simon Carling

Managing Director