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Thames Tideway Project

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Project overview:

Customer: Thames Tideway
Client: Ferrovial, Laing O’Rourke (TTT Central)
Site: Kirtling Street, Battersea
Scope of works: Excavate main shaft and transport spoil to barges
Value: £1.38M
Commencement Date: October 2017

Works Overview:

L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage was appointed to supply operated plant to assist with excavation of the main shaft and removal of spoil inclusive of barge loading. The main shaft will consist of 63m in depth by 37m diameter where the tunnel boring machines will be launched simultaneously, one east and the other west. This is a 24/7 operation with complex shift patterns to meet.


  • Project Manager appointed
  • Handpicked workforce to excel in expectation
  • 100+ Operators inducted pre-works commencement
  • 25+ Operators Sea Survival Course
  • 100+ personnel trained (People, Plant, Interface)
  • 70,000 man hours completed over 12 weeks
  • Zero accidents, zero incidents
  • 235,000 tonnes of spoil excavated and transported


  • Early engagement allowed for effective planning
  • Engagement with client and community throughout the project
  • Weigh technology fitted to enable full capacity (Spoil)
  • Telematics reports aid fuel and idle savings
  • Innovative technology used for safe loading of barges
  • Significant cost saving to client
  • Service facility located on site
  • Workforce presented with performance award


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