FLO JV is constructing part of the Thames Tideway super sewer tunnel project on the Albert Embankment close to Vauxhall Bridge.
The site is located on the foreshore and has tight space constraints making delivery of material to the tunnel shafts difficult. Coveya was called in to look at the feasibility of installing a temporary conveyor solution to move backfill material from the delivery area along the river path to the newly constructed cofferdam in the river – a distance of approximately 80m.
The river path has been closed to the public and is used by multiple teams working on or within the cofferdam. The traditional method of using wheeled plant to transport the backfill material would have not only been inefficient and costly, but would have brought safety challenges too.
Coveya's proposal included a 3D drawing to assist with the project planning and then its fitting team installing the conveyors which were a bespoke solution based on the Easikit 600 conveyor.
The conveyors were loaded by an excavator and material was then efficiently discharged 80m away into the cofferdam by the conveyors before being levelled and compacted by another excavator.