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Shay Murtagh Precast – Manufacture Tunnel Segments for C310 Thames Tunnel

11th October, 2012 by Gillian Murtagh

Tunnel Segments for C310 Thames Tunnel

Joint Venture partners HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and J Murphy & Sons Limited (HMJV) have been appointed by state owned Crossrail to undertake the prestigious €220 million C310 Thames Tunnel Project. This project will see the construction of two tunnel’s with a total length of around eight kilometers in southeast London and part of which runs under the river Thames.

The joint venture is constructing two tunnels and portal structures from Plumstead to North Woolwich with a total length of around eight kilometres in southeast London. This £200 million contract is part of the Crossrail project which will link the East and West London rail routes.

HMJV have awarded the key contract for manufacture of the precast concrete tunnel segments to Shay Murtagh Precast The company will produce almost thirty thousand precast concrete tunnel segments under strict quality assurance guidelines and will deliver these segments to the HMJV site in East London.

Shay Murtagh Precast delivered on two key milestones for the contract recently with the construction of the first trial ring build at our factory in Raharney, County Westmeath and also with the commencement of full segment production. The company was delighted to have the Contract Team from HMJV and Crossrail at our factory recently the important contract milestone for trial ring assembly (as per photo below).

Photo L-R Stephan Schenk (Tunnel Manager HMJV), Mario Muller (HOCHTIEF Solutions AG), Liam McGovern (Contracts Director Shay Murtagh Precast), Andreas Raedle (Technical Manager HMJV), Gus Scott (Crossrail C310 Project Manager), Ciaran Murtagh (MD Shay Murtagh Precast), Jeff Clegg (Area Director East Crossrail), Riku Taurianen (Project Manager C310 HMJV)