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The Final Installation

25 February 2015

A Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) undertaking a programme of utility monitoring installation on behalf of Crossrail has completed its final installation.

The project known as contract C295 has been quietly going about its work to install equipment which monitors Thames Water pipes as Crossrail’s 1000 tonne tunnel boring machines (TBMs) pass underneath. The team also completed two significant utility diversions (the last being at Woolwich station) to move gas, water and high voltage cabling from the footprint of Crossrail’s Woolwich station.

The two year programme saw works taking place in extremely logistically challenging environments, often sandwiched between busy London roads and members of the public. The programme was completed without a single reportable accident and ensured the Crossrail tunnelling programme saw no delay as a result of its operation.

Andrew Shutt, CSJV Safety Manager, said: “This is a great achievement that has been made possible through the continued promotion of safe working practices from the site team. It's a prime example of how proper planning and support coupled with the right attitudes towards health, safety and wellbeing can achieve an injury free environment.”





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