QinetiQ Rails 2017

VariBlast Ltd were employed by QinetiQ to refurbish 1,500lm of steels rails, steel sleepers and 1,500lm of concrete plinth upon the 1,500lm test and evaluation track at the ‘MOD Pendine Firing Range’ facility in WALES.

All steel surfaces were DRY blast cleaned to a Sa2.5 (white steel) surface preparation standard. All rails were coated in a two-coat water based ‘Neutrarust’ paint system, with all steel sleepers coated in an ‘International Paints’ paint system.

All measured concrete plinth areas (3,000m²), were washed and coated in two coat Dulux weather shield paint system.



  • Pendine Range, Wales


  • Ministry of Defence

Principal Contractor:

  • QinetiQ Ltd


  • 14 Weeks

Completion Date:

  • September 2017


  • £88,000.00p

Services Used:

  • Dry Blasting
  • Airless Spray Painting

Materials Used:

  • International 670 & 990
  • Neutrarust NR661 & NR TL
  • Dulux Weather Shield