Red7Marine has been involved with the Thames Tideway Tunnel project since the commencement of the on-site works, including the initial site investigations which took place in 2011 and the construction work which started in 2015.
The progress on the project has continued and currently three of Red7Marine’s barges are stationed on the River Thames carrying out work on various sites.
The Albert Embankment Foreshore site is located on the southern bank of the River Thames near Vauxhall bridge. At this site, construction has begun on the cofferdam for a 48m deep shaft with an internal diameter of 16m. This shaft will transfer sewage overflows to the main tunnel being constructed. Three of Red7Marine’s barges, the 400t Haven Seaseven jack up barge, the 250t Haven Seariser 2 jack up barge and Haven Seabreeze flat top barge, are currently being used on this site.
Red7Marine’s Haven Seareach flat top barge is also positioned at one of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project sites – Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore. The site is located on the north bank of the river Thames to the west of the Blackfriars road bridge and is one of the largest sites on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.
Nick Offord, CEO at Red7Marine comments: “2018 has already been an exciting year for Red7Marine with the continued progress on the Thames Tideway Tunnel projects. We are also delighted to be launching a new barge, the Eurojack 3620, which will enter the near shore construction market in 2019. These projects and new assets will present great opportunities for our clients by enabling us to grow our already extensive market offering.”