Red7Marine was recently awarded ‘Best Project’ in the European Commercial Marine Awards in recognition for its work supporting the construction on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The award ceremony was held at Seawork on the 3 July 2018 and was sponsored by Maritime Journal.

The entry was open to companies that work within the commercial marine sector and to recognise the challenges tackled across marine civil engineering and vessel operations.

The project is one of the UK’s largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken and once completed the tunnel will reach 25km in length. The Thames Tideway project is designed to update the Victorian sewerage system which was constructed by Joseph Bazalgette in 1866.

Bazalgette created low-level sewers built behind embankments on the riverfront which prevented the foul water from being discharged into the River Thames. Whilst they are still in excellent condition, the sewers haven’t got the capacity to meet the demands of the expanding city.

Red7Marine has been involved with the £4bn project since the initial site-investigation works in 2011. The company has supported the main three joint ventures constructing the project – BMB, FLO and CVB as well as various Tier 1 contractors such as BAM Nuttall and Volker Stevin.

TV viewers have been given an insight into the construction of the tunnel in a new documentary on the project which was recently broadcast on BBC2. The ‘The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer’ highlights the progress on construction of the super sewer over the past three years. Red7Marine’s jack up barges are shown assisting the construction of some of the cofferdams.

Nick Offord CEO at Red7Marine comments “We were extremely excited to be awarded Best Project at the ECMA’s and to be recognised for our high standard of work supporting some of the marine operations. We have been delighted to be involved on the Tideway project since the initial works began and we look forward to seeing the project through.”

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