December, 10th 2010
Crossrail awards ACS works on new tunnels in London worth EUR 700 million
The construction of the longest tunnel has been awarded to the joint venture established by ACS (via Dragados) and its partner for this project, John Sisk & Son
The contract includes the construction of two twin tunnels 11.9 km long and works will commence at the end of 2011
Crossrail announced its intention to award the contracts for the construction of new underground rail tunnels in the city of London.
One of these contracts, which includes the construction of the longer tunnel (contract C305), has been awarded to the joint venture established by ACS (via Dragados) and its partner for this project, John Sisk & Son.
These projects are the most important contracts for underground works awarded since the extension of the Jubilee Line and the connection tunnel with the English Channel, and provide a much needed boost for construction in the UK, which favours the creation of many job opportunities.
The contract that has been awarded to ACS & Sisk, valued at approximately GBP 500 million (exclusive of VAT), EUR 700 million (including VAT), includes the construction of two twin tunnels 11.9 km long, divided into three distinct stages:
Section from Limmo Peninsula (at Royal Docks) to East Farringdon (section Y), measuring ca. 8.3 km.
Section from Stepney Green to Pudding Mill Lane (section Z), measuring ca. 2.7 km.
Section from Limmo Peninsula (at Royal Docks) to Victoria Dock Portal (section G), measuring ca. 8.3 km.
All of the contracts that have been awarded, worth GBP 1.25 trillion, include the construction of 18 km of twin tunnels under the city of London, and altogether 21 km of these types of tunnels will be built for Crossrail.
The works on the tunnels will begin at the end of 2011 and the first TBM (tunnel boring machine) will enter into operation in spring of 2012.