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Official Sponsors of the Bloodhound Project

REID Lifting are proud to announce their official sponsorship of Bloodhound, the world’s fastest land speed record attempt.

Unveiled for the first time this weekend, the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car (SSC) is set to become one of the world’s greatest engineering feats, capable of travelling at speeds of over 1,000mph. Started 8 years ago, the Bloodhound project is attempting to smash the current land speed record of 763mph by Thrust SSC, the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier.

However, the real driver behind the project is the aim to inspire future generations to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With this in mind, REID have chosen to not only sponsor the project with the donation of a bespoke gantry lifting system, but are also involved in the Bloodhound SSC STEM Ambassador Programme.

In this scheme, REID Lifting will be sending Design Engineer, Luke Rossiter and Machinist Apprentice, Tim Battersby to local schools throughout South Wales and the South West of England as official Bloodhound Ambassadors. Both having a strong interest in engineering, they will be sharing their passion for the project with the aim to inspire students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

During construction of the super-sonic car, it came as no surprise that Bloodhound chose to use a REID Lifting PORTA-GANTRY frame. This innovative tall gantry lifting system, with an integrated CMCO chain block, has helped Bloodhound to carefully construct each element of the car, powered by both a jet engine and rocket.

In addition, REID engineers are working closely with Bloodhound to create a 3,000kg WLL custom lifting solution necessary for when the super-sonic car makes its first record attempt in South Africa next year. A custom solution is crucial due to the uneven surface and unique conditions of the Hakskeen Pan, the desert plain where the momentous record attempt will be taking place.

REID Lifting are honoured to be working alongside such a remarkable project and look forward to further helping Bloodhound achieve its objectives.

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REID Lifting - Official Product Sponsor of Bloodhound SSC WLL 2000kg to lift Bloodhound jet engine
REID Lifting and Bloodhound SSC PORTA-GANTRY WLL 2000kg jet engine lifting application
REID Lifting Official Product Sponsor of Bloodhound SSC