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River Thames simulation supports safer navigation for Tideway

By [email protected] - 19th October 2017 - 15:01

HR Wallingford is assessing Tideway’s fleet of vessel masters at its UK Ship Simulation Centre to ensure they meet Tideway’s health and safety. The £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel project is required to bring London’s sewers into the 21st century, and to stop tens of millions of tonnes of untreated sewage flowing into the Thames each year. The ‘super sewer’ is a tunnel running under the Thames that will intercept, store and transfer the sewage overflow for treatment. The tunnel starts in West London and follows the route of the River Thames to Limehouse, before heading north-east to Abbey Mills Pumping Station near Stratford. At Abbey Mills the Thames Tideway Tunnel will connect to the Lee Tunnel, which will transfer the intercepted sewage for treatment at Beckton, East London.