Kwik-Klik has completed a small-scale bespoke installation for the Tideway Project team which will enable them to progress their 25 km Super Sewer tunnelling project beneath the River Thames in London.
The Tideway Project is creating a system of new connecting tunnels which will relieve the pressure on London’s 150 year-old Victorian sewer system. The existing system was designed for a population half of the capital’s current size and the project will directly solve a number of health, ecological and environmental concerns.
Kwik-Klik was asked to find an effective way of plugging gaps in the shed walls where tunnel boring is taking place. The Carnwath Road drive site is on the bank of the River Thames in Fulham by Wandsworth Bridge.
As well as weatherproofing the shed walls, our Fire Rated (One Hour) mineral fibre system was specified because of its acoustic suppression performance – protecting nearby residents and river users from the noise generated by the boring machines.
Following an on-site consultation the experienced Kwik-Klik team arranged a speedy, bespoke installation which included using suction lifters and a spider crane to safely manoeuvre the panels into place.
Kwik-Klik will return to the banks of the Thames throughout 2021 to provide further bespoke support for the Tideway Project as the tunnelling progresses.