The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

Working on the new Thames Tideway "Super Sewer"

Working on the new Thames Tideway “Super Sewer”

Be sure to watch the new BBC2 documentary, The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer. It is a fascinating, three part documentary about the building of the Thames Tideway cross London sewer.

The first episode starts with an overview of the project and explains the necessity for the scheme.

It then concentrates on the construction of the now completed, first phase of the scheme, the Lee Tunnel. This links Abbey Mills Pumping Station to the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works and is the conduit through which all of the discharge from the Thames Tideway will flow.

Finally, the episode looks at the early stages of the Thames Tideway build, concentrating on a diving team working in the fast flowing river Thames.

As with the previous BBC documentary, The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, about the construction of Crossrail, a fun parlour game can be played spotting the Camfaud concrete pumps. You won’t score many points for noticing the pump in the end credits but kudos will be gained from spotting the static pump used for the secondary lining in the Lee Tunnel!

Camfaud Concrete Pumps – A Nationwide Service

Camfaud Concrete Pumps - A Nationwide Service

Camfaud Concrete Pumps – A Nationwide Service

Camfaud has now completed the integration of South Coast Concrete Pumping and Reilly Concrete Pumping. From 2 April, Camfaud will be offering a truly nationwide concrete pump hire service with depots and pumps based throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

The combined Camfaud fleet will now consist of approximately 160 mobile boom pumps and 150 static pumps, not to mention stationary placing booms, manual placing booms, pipeline and ancillary equipment.

The pumps will be controlled from three regional offices and, with our integrated shipping software PumpMagic, it will be possible to contact your local office to book pumps to work anywhere in Great Britain.

For more information, or to book a pump, phone one of our regional offices today.
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Sentinel cards for Network Rail and London Underground

There is snow stopping Camfaud

There is snow stopping Camfaud

In common with most of the construction industry, we have done very little paid work this week due to the snow and cold weather. We have used this quiet time to continue with our ongoing programme of staff training.

We have, over the past few months, been getting many of our operators through their PTS (personal track safety) and ICI (Industry Common Induction)tests and the recent weather has allowed us to accelerate this process.

We now have nearly 30 concrete pump operators with Sentinel cards and so are well placed to carry out concrete pumping works on Network Rail and London Underground contracts.

Sentinel card

Sentinel card

Ely Southern Bypass project

VolkerFitzpatrick is the principal contractor on the Ely Southern Bypass project. We are currently working for their subcontractor, Sword Construction. Here are some photos of one of our M42 boom pumps, placing concrete for the 300m long river bridge.

M42 pumping the first bridge pier on the Ely bypass

M42 pumping the first bridge pier on the Ely Southern Bypass project

Ely bypass - placing concrete in the first bridge pier

Ely Southern Bypass project – placing concrete in the first bridge pier

Ely Southern Bypass project - filling the shutter

Ely Southern Bypass project – filling the shutter

Ely Southern Bypass project - wide-angle shot of the M42 pumping

Wide-angle shot of the M42 pumping at the Ely Southern Bypass project