Crossrail Thames Tunnel
Description of Works
Following the successful Channel Tunnel Rail Link contract, joint venture partners HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and J. Murphy & Sons Limited have now been awarded a further tunnel project in London.
In southeast London the joint venture is constructing two tunnels under the Thames for Crossrail Ltd; with a total length of around eight kilometres as well as portal structures.
The £200 million contract is part of the Crossrail project which will link the East and West London rail routes.
The Thames Tunnel will connect the district of Plumstead to North Woolwich and link the existing North Kent rail line to Crossrail. Construction work has started and is scheduled for completion in 2015.
The tunnel boring machines will start at Plumstead and progress under Woolwich before reaching the end destination close to London City Airport.
HOCHTIEF MURPHY is working closely with Crossrail Ltd to develop the design and introduce numerous refinements and cost savings. With the realisation of this important infrastructure project, the joint venture provides a key solution for improved transport links in the capital.
|Client||Crossrail Ltd, 25 Canada Square, London E14 5LQ|