Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has been involved in lifting Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) “Charlotte” from the ground out of the shaft at King George’s Park, in London.
ALS’ specialist Project Manager in Hull arranged for the TBM sections to be transported over 2 days with a private escort vehicle back to Dormay Street.
Dimensions of loads:
1x Stationary Shell – L:2.70m x W:3.40m x H:3.40m, 45000kg
1x Forward Shell – L:2.70m x W:3.40m x H:3.40m, 50000kg
1x Tail Can – L:2.70m x W:3.40m x H:3.40m, 8000kg
The TBM will be placed back in the ground and used to tunnel a further 600 metres north to Fulham, it is being used as part of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project to clean the River Thames from sewage pollution.
A video of the move can be seen here.