London Power Tunnels 2

Contract awarded to Hochtief Murphy JV National Grid awardedHochtief-Murphy JV the contract to deliver tunnelling and shaft work for the LPT2 project's second phase. The £400 million contract which began work in March 2020 will last for six years. Hochtief and Murphy have a long history of collaborating on large projects, including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link… Continue reading London Power Tunnels 2

Paris Grand Express Metro Tunnel Extension Project

Paris Grand Express Metro Project The Grand Paris Express project began in 2010 and was designed and built by the developer Société du Grand Paris. It is estimated to take twenty years to complete, with the majority of the work taking place underground. This new transportation system, which could contain up to 200 kilometres of… Continue reading Paris Grand Express Metro Tunnel Extension Project

Northern Line Extension (NLE)

New stations open to passengers On Monday, September 20, 2021, the Northern line extension (NLE) between Kennington and Battersea opened to the public. The new extension, which is the first significant Tube extension this century, is already helping to revitalise the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, and Battersea boroughs. The Northern Line Extension (NLE), which includes 3… Continue reading Northern Line Extension (NLE)

High Speed 2 (HS2) Tunnelling

“Celia” the second giant tunnel boring machine in the Chilterns The new machine is named after Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a Wendover astronomer. The name was chosen by a public vote after being nominated by students at neighbouring Chalfont Community College.The first machine, dubbed "Florence," so named after Florence Nightingale was deployed in May 2021. The construction… Continue reading High Speed 2 (HS2) Tunnelling

Tunnel boring at Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant

The nuclear plant will be critical in assisting Britain in achieving net-zero emissions by supplying reliable low carbon electricity to meet 7% of the country's demands, working in tandem with wind and solar generation to replace fossil fuels like gas and coal. Contractors working on the UK's largest energy project have completed several achievements while… Continue reading Tunnel boring at Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant

Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thames Tideway “super sewer” beneath London The Thames Tideway scheme, which combines upgrades to London's three main wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with the construction of a nearly 35-kilometre-long storage-and-transfer tunnel, is one of the city's most optimistic wastewater investments since the city's first sanitation infrastructure in the mid-nineteenth century. Although the brick-built sewers are still… Continue reading Thames Tideway Tunnel