We would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again and trust that 2019 will be a prosperous year for us all.
The end of the year is upon us and, we are pleased to say, it has been a busy one for us. As well as working on many of the country’s most prestigious sites – Hinkley Point C, Thames Tideway, High Speed 2 rail link and Crossrail – we have enjoyed working for many important regional and local building companies. So, to all of our customers, and indeed to our suppliers too, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to working with you again in 2019.
Five weeks after completing Kirtling Street shaft base slab pour, the Camfaud Special Projects team was back at the bottom of a 50 metre deep shaft, this time at Carnwath Road, repeating the exercise. Our customer at Carnwath Road was BMB jv; BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, and the concrete was supplied by Hanson Concrete.
The Carnwath Road shaft is narrower than that at Kirtling Street and so there was slightly less concrete in the slab. However, in terms of resources needed to carry out the pour safely and successfully, it was very similar.
Camfaud supplied three concrete pumps, one placing boom, high pressure delivery pipeline and ancillary equipment. As with Kirtling Street, we provided two shifts of Thames Tideway inducted, CPCS qualified operators working round the clock over a full weekend to complete the pour.
Thames Tideway has just published it’s August 2018 video update. It includes, at around the 3 mins 25 second mark, time-lapse footage of the Kirtling Street shaft base slab pour.
The pour, the biggest on the whole Tideway project, was carried out by Camfaud for the Tideway Central contractor Flo jv, a joint venture between Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke. The concrete was supplied by London Concrete from their nearby Battersea plant.
Camfaud supplied three high pressure concrete pumps, three placing booms, pipeline and ancillary equipment to place approximately 3,350 cubic metres of concrete at the bottom of the 50 metre deep shaft. Two shifts of Camfaud operators worked round the clock for 60 hours to complete this concrete pumping marathon.
This pour follows on from the work that we did a few years ago on the Lee Tunnel project that was highlighted recently in the first episode of the BBC2 tv documentary The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer.
To view the video on YouTube click here