VolkerStevin has won a 31 million euro enabling works contract from Thames Water ahead of the construction of London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel.

The announcement follows earlier news that BAM Nuttall has been appointed to deliver the western section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, in joint venture with Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty Group. That project was valued at 563 million euro to the joint venture.

dws-volkerstevin-marine-thames-tidal-tunnel-blackfriars-millennium-pier-350px  Preparatory marine works include the removal of piers in Thames river.

Enabling work on Thames river
VolkerStevin started the enabling work in August, including a number of marine construction projects, such as relocation or removal of service moorings, piers.

Rob Coupe, managing director at VolkerStevin, said: "This is an exciting project and one we are proud to be a part of. After a successful early contractor phase, we are delighted to continue working on this important scheme, which will benefit Londoner’s for years to come."

Thames Tideway chief operating officer Mark Sneesby said: "We are pleased to be working with VolkerStevin to deliver this important preparatory work in advance of the main tunnelling project next year. It’s great to see work actually beginning on what will be an exciting construction project."

dws-volkerstevin-marine-thames-tidal-tunnel-tbm-350pxLowering of a tunnel boring machine at wwtp Beckton.

Super sewer
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal river Thames from spilling millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year.

Thames Water starts building a 25 km tunnel with an internal diameter of 7.2 m to tackle the problem of overflows from the capital's Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

Built at a depth of between 45-75m beneath the Thames, the 'super sewer' will capture wastewater at 34 combined stormwater outfall sites, transporting it to Beckton for treatment.

The final part, the Lee tunnel, is already being excavated.

This news item was originally published on the website of VolkerWessels.

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