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Silvertown Tunnel: a Christmas jamboree of tunnelling

Event organised by The British Tunnelling Society

14 December 2023

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This lecture will provide a update on tunnelling works at Transport for London’s (TfL) 1.1km long twin-bore Silvertown Road tunnel, constructed using a single 11.91m diameter earth pressure balance (EPB) tunnel boring machine (TBM). The two bores are connected though 7No. sprayed concrete lining (SCL) cross-passages, of which 4 required ground freezing.

Post event drinks will be sponsored by Riverlinx CJV:

Riverlinx CJV

Riverlinx CJV

Riverlinx CJV is a joint venture, a partnership bringing together international, market leading expertise from three civil engineering and construction companies: BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Construction and SK ecoplant.

Post event food will be sponsored by PHL Hydraulics UK Ltd:

PHL Hydraulics UK

PHL Hydraulics UK

PHL Hydraulics UK has established itself as a market leader in Lifting and lowering large structures, specialising in Bridge Jacking and synchronised lifting PHL Hydraulics have won major contracts in the U.K., Ireland and mainland Europe.

Organised by

The British Tunnelling Society

The British Tunnelling Society

The BTS is a vibrant group of tunnelling professionals which spreads knowledge amongst members and the tunnelling industry.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell

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