Keltbray bags Silvertown tunnelling waste removal

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Keltbray has secured the contract to dispose of excavated material from the 1.4km long Silvertown Tunnel project in East London.

Ferrovial, BAM Nuttall & SK Ecoplant are delivering the East London tunnel project
Ferrovial, BAM Nuttall & SK Ecoplant are delivering the East London tunnel project

It will transport excavated material up the Thames using barges capable of carrying up to 1800 tonnes bring big carbon emission savings.

Each barge uses 35% less carbon when compared with traditional transportation methods.

Silvertown TBM launch chamber site

The Silvertown Tunnel involves the construction of a twin-bore road tunnel for a new connection between the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach on Greenwich Peninsula, and the Tidal Basin Roundabout junction on the A1020 Lower Lea Crossing.

In total the project is predicted to produce around 1.2m tonnes of demolition and excavation waste.

Construction is now well underway with the launch chamber for the tunnel boring machine  now being excavated ahead of the machine’s arrival in Spring 2022.

 

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