Port of Tilbury and S Walsh’s new construction alliance – London Construction Link (LCL) – has started the water-bourne delivery of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project offices to Central London.
The first of 99 office segments were loaded aboard specialist pontoons provided by S Walsh and will be transported 22 nautical miles up the Thames from the Port of Tilbury to Chamber Wharf on the south bank of the river.
Thirteen barge journeys will be completed each carrying up to 12 offices across two pontoons.
The offices are part of the enabling works to set up the Chamber Wharf drive site for Thames Tideway.
Peter Ward, Senior Asset Manager from the Port of Tilbury said: “We are excited to be part of this major construction project in London.
“With the delivery of the offices for the Tideway East project team, we have demonstrated how effective water-bourne transportation is to deliver into Central London.
“By using the River Thames, we are not only reducing the road mile impact for the project but we are also helping to reduce congestion on the roads.
“At London Construction Link we hope to continue to provide a range of supporting services to all three contractors involved in the TTT project over the next few years offering our expertise in warehouse consolidation, water-bourne transportation and handling services.”
Westley Pickup, Commercial Director from S Walsh said: “Tideway Tunnel is a real testament to what can be achieved by using the River Thames to reduce lorry movements within Central London whilst reducing the risk to vulnerable road users.
“S.Walsh has invested over £3,000,000 in the last 12 months on new marine transportation equipment in order to support works on the River Thames and the LCL Alliance.
“LCL is able to handle and deliver everything from a tunnel boring machine to containers.”
Via Construction Enquirer. View original article here.