WJ Groundwater is a finalist at this years’ NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards, which is taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the 3rd of December. We have been nominated, alongside BBMV JV Crossrail C510 in the Ground Investigation and Monitoring award category for the sub-surface dewatering for a steeply inclined SCL tunnel.
Now in its ninth year, the NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards attracts over 150 senior decision-makers from across the industry to celebrate industry achievements and to recognise the hardwork and ingenuity of some of country’s best. It’s also a great opportunity for everybody to explore opportunities and share best practice on innovative tunneling solutions with each other.
WJ was nominated by the project’s lead contractor who recognised the complexity of the problem and was suitably impressed by the way our team, lead by Reg Smith, dealt with the challenge. WJ is thrilled to be nominated and we hope the increased exposure of our group will bring more opportunities our way. With this job in particular, the probing (drilling to check for ground conditions), dewatering and depressurisation installations were as difficult as anything we’ve ever faced, with the added challenge of operating in a steeply sloping tunnel. It will be an opportunity to show the industry how the techniques that we employed can be used to deal with groundwater bearing sand layers at a low cost and with a high degree of reliability compared to traditional alternatives available.