L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage was appointed to supply operated plant to assist with the excavation of the main shaft (63m in depth x 37m diameter) as well as removal of spoil via barges up and down the Thames.
A 200 + workforce (including 100+ operators) was handpicked for this 24/7 operation and in total 70,000 man hours completed the project over a 12 week period with 235,000 tonnes of spoil being excavated and transported away from the shaft. Throughout this period of non-stop activity there were zero accidents and zero incidents with the job being completed ahead of schedule meaning a significant cost saving to client. The Lynch team were also presented with a performance award for working well on the jetty and supporting smooth operations as well as keeping the local residents happy.
Kirtling St & Heathwall Project Manager, Ponciano Perez Lupi, was full of praise for the fantastic co-opetration shown throughout the project and added "We have excavated to a 53 metres depth of our KTRST shaft, removing almost 45,000m3 of spoil. This has been a great achievement from L Lynch and FLO teams, demonstrating a strong teamwork to deliver safely these works".
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