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Eight chosen to bid for main Tideway Tunnel sections

7 November 2013

Thames Water this week named eight contracting joint ventures that will tender for the £2.3bn main construction phase of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Jacque Rast

Jacque Hinman new chief executive for CH2M Hill


US programme management giant CH2M Hill has overnight named its former London 2012 boss Jacque Hinman as its new chief executive.

Proposed tideway tunnel route

Thames seeks price rise to raise sewer funds


Thames Water has submitted a request to regulator Ofwat to allow it to increase bills within the current control period to cover the cost of land purchases for its new super sewer.

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Lee Tunnel TBM

Picture gallery: Massive machine positioned for Lee Tunnel

An 8m diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM) was yesterday lowered into a vast shaft, the deepest structure in London, in preparation to start work creating the 6.4km long Lee Tunnel.



Sustainable Infrastructure: Giving government confidence to invest

With High Speed 2 in judicial review, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel about to go before the Planning Inspectorate and the very future ownership of Britain’s highway network up for debate, the challenge of uniting short-term public need for economic growth with long-term sustainable infrastructure development has never been greater.


Special report: Fundamental issues at heart of super sewer

The debate about the proposed £4.1bn Thames Tunnel mega sewer is growing ever more politicised. NCE talks to the experts for and against the controversial super sewer.

Ceneri base tunnel

Tunnels: A major project round up

Record breaking tunnels are being designed and built across the globe. NCE is tracking the progress of them all at its online major projects hub.

comprising the construction of mega sewage storage tunnels the Lee Tunnel and the proposed Thames Tunnel, as well as upgrades to five major sewage treatment works in London

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Antony Oliver

Big projects must win public and political backing

News this week that the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has given its influential blessing to plans for the controversial High Speed 2 (HS2) project must be seen as a challenge to the industry. The challenge, of course, is around deliverability.

Phil Stride, head of London Tideway Tunnels

Viewpoint: Out of the shadows into the spotlight

Long in the shadows of public consciousness, London Tideway Tunnels are finally emerging into the spotlight, says head of London Tideway Tunnels Phil Stride

Martin's blog: sewer flooding is a major issue

My view is that a good deal of underground drainage systems are going to be severely challenged in future if UK is now to experience frequent intense rainfall as we have seen recently.Martin Knights is president of the International Tunnelling Association

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