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Secondary lining completed on Tideway
06 October, 2023
London’s new super sewer, Thames Tideway, is one step closer to being delivered following the completion of the final section of secondary lining.

Work begins on HS2’s longest green tunnel
13 September, 2023
HS2 main works contractor EKFB has begun assembling the project’s longest ‘green tunnel’.

Boring for Silvertown
25 August, 2023
Silvertown road tunnel project features a huge, single TBM – and a U-turn for the machine – to complete the twin tube under the Thames, in London

Silvertown cross-passages under construction
14 August, 2023
With the main tunnelling work completed on London’s Silvertown Tunnel, Riverlinx CJV is now excavating the eight cross-passages between the two bores.

Silvertown Tunnel bores completed
04 August, 2023
Tunnel boring for London’s Silvertown Tunnel has been completed, with the TBM breaking through on the north side of the Thames River.

Pressure ring launch system at Silvertown
26 June, 2023
The Harding Prize Competition is named after the founder of the British Tunnelling Society, Sir Harold Harding, and is for entrants under the age of 33. Shortlisted papers were presented to the BTS evening meeting on 13 April, at the Institution of Civil Engineers, in London. Ricardo Manias García, senior mechanical engineer with Riverlinx CJV, was a runner-up in this year’s Competition with a paper entitled ‘The Pressure Ring Launch System at the Silvertown Tunnel Project’. It is published here with the author’s permission.

UK’s largest TBM rotated in reception chamber
24 March, 2023
Engineers working on London’s Silvertown Tunnel have used nitrogen ‘skates’ to rotate the first section to the TBM in the reception chamber.

SSE makes £100m “down payment” on Coire Glas hydro project
21 March, 2023
Energy company SSE is providing a £100m investment boost to Coire Glas, Britain’s biggest pumped hydro storage scheme for 40 years.

First bore completed for Silvertown Tunnel
27 February, 2023
The first bore on London’s Silvertown Tunnel has been completed.

John Foster: 1947 to 2022
20 February, 2023
John Foster began his career with a steel company in Workington where his student apprenticeship included an honours degree in mechanical engineering.

HS2 partners with Build UK for Open Doors 2023
11 January, 2023
HS2 is partnering with Build UK, an organisation representing more than 40% of the UK construction industry, to support the Open Doors 2023 programme.

Coire Glas exploratory works commence
16 December, 2022
Strabag UK has started exploratory works for Coire Glas, the UK’s first large-scale pumped storage scheme for 30 years.

Silvertown Tunnel cost rises
13 December, 2022
Rising inflation and Covid 19 measures have pushed the cost of the Silvertown Tunnel £12m over budget.

Silvertown Tunnel TBM reaches River Thames
21 November, 2022
The TBM digging the new Silvertown Tunnel in London has reached the River Thames.

National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November, 2022
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.

Silvertown tunnelling resumes after fire
21 October, 2022
Tunnelling on London’s Silvertown tunnel has restarted following a fire last month.

Fire at Silvertown Tunnel site
28 September, 2022
A fire broke out at the Silvertown Tunnel site in London last night.

Assembly work on HS2 green tunnel to restart next week
13 September, 2022
HS2 intends to restart assembly of the pre-cast concrete ‘green tunnel’ in Northamptonshire next week.

“Quality issues” found in HS2 green tunnel segments
18 August, 2022
Pre-cast segments forming HS2’s first ‘green tunnel’ are being tested after quality issues were identified in “a few segments”.

Low carbon for Silvertown
03 August, 2022
Silvertown road tunnel in London will use mostly fibre-reinforced concrete with GGBS for segmental lining, reports Patrick Reynolds