CPI EUROMIX PROVIDES A WAVE OF BENEFITS FOR THAMES TIDEWAY PROJECT
Tideway is one of the UK’s largest projects, designed to catch, store and transport the raw sewage and copious rainwater which currently spills into the capital’s river.
CPI EuroMix delivered the concrete solution across all nine of Tideway’s ever-expanding locations, currently divided into three main sites, West, Central and East.
To meet Tideway’s stringent design demands, CPI EuroMix specified over 20,000t of its spray concrete solution to form the shafts and tunnels across each site it was working on. Factory-blended for perfect mix proportions, this concrete solution minimises waste and accelerates project efficiencies on site.
A highlight of this complex project was the Dormay Street site, where CPI EuroMix supplied its spray concrete as well as its high-performance segment grout. The tunnel boring machines (TBM) – which move underground and excavate significant volumes of earth – are programmed to put concrete segments in place to form the tunnel and prevent the ground from collapsing after the machine has passed through. However, this segmentation process leaves an annulus which has to be grouted during the boring operation. As a solution to this problem, CPI EuroMix supplied a grout to prevent any complications, such as settlement above ground.
With Tideway due for completion in 2024, CPI EuroMix’s spray concrete solution is proving to be a vital component in the shaping of Tideway’s multiple networks of tunnels and shafts. A concrete solution which was also specified in the likes of Crossrail, its efficient application and matchless properties will ensure Tideway’s safe operation for many years to come.
For further information on the range of products available from CPI EuroMix, visit www.euromix.com
For further information, please contact Amelia Spence at Fabrick:
Telephone: 01622 754295
Notes to editors
CPI Mortars is the market leader in dry mortar technology and has established a solid track record with many of the leading house builders, contractors, architects and consultants.
EuroMix is a range of mortars, renders and screeds, factory produced using dried sand, cement, lime if required, and other additives, delivered to site in a silo complete with mixing equipment. When delivered, the silo contains 16 tonnes of dry material, which produces about 10m³ of mortar. It can hold up to 35 tonnes when refilled by tanker.
Once power and water supplies are connected, a constant supply of high quality mortar or render is available at the push of a button. Operating from nine sites throughout the UK the company provides a productive, efficient and cost effective solution to all construction site mortar and render requirements and the company’s distinctive red and white EuroMix silos have become a familiar feature on many building sites throughout the country.