IWJS to carry out HS2 enabling works
IWJS, a provider of services to wastewater networks and part of M Group Services, has been appointed by SCS JV (Skanska, Costain, STRABAG) to support enabling works for the key Phase One Area South section of the High Speed 2 (HS2) route.
Under the terms of the agreement IWJS will manage GPS, structural condition and asset mapping surveys of the chamber, sewers and trunk sewers covering the section between Euston station and Ruislip, approximately 15 miles by road. IWJS teams commenced work on the project in December 2019.
IWJS managing director, Christopher Stewart, commented: “HS2 will be the new backbone of the national rail network and we are delighted to have been selected by SCS JV for this key element of the works. Our CCTV crews will deliver a full utility mapping service so that all appropriate measures are taken to avoid service conflicts and collect detailed inspection data to identify any required service realignment works for the Area South route.
“Some of the trunk sewers that our teams will be working on day and night are over 11m deep and almost 2m in diameter and located under some of London’s busiest streets. Over the next six months, approximately 20,000 people are set to be inducted on the SCS project, so collaborative working will be essential. Given the scale and complexity of the project, we will work closely with SCS and other key stakeholders to mitigate the impact of the works and ensure that the best possible decisions are made throughout the duration of the project.”
HS2 will link London and Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds.
- Video: WWT Drinking Water Quality Conference The fourth annual WWT Drinking Water Quality Conference assessed funding priorities for water companies, looked at what's... Read More >
- Sewer flooding sensors trialled A flooding detection sensor is being trialled by infrastructure company Amey and the Water Research Council with the aim... Read More >
- Servelec Technologies carrying out review of asset database A review of UKWIR's National Failure Database (NFD) for pipe assets is being carried out by Servelec Technologies. Read More >
- Rewarding excellence WWT content director Alec Peachey looks ahead to next year's Water Industry Awards. Read More >
- Getting to the heart of sewer repair Wessex Water's award-winning Re-Rounder, inspired by heart surgery techniques, helps get deformed sewer networks back into... Read More >
- Through the keyhole: The King's Scholars' Pond project The use of keyhole engineering on Thames Water's King's Scholars' Pond project saved money and carbon while keeping London... Read More >
- Flushed with success: FOG and Unflushables Southern Water's FOG and Unflushables programme has brought a significant improvement in the state of its sewers. Robin... Read More >
- Will SfA8 make as big a splash as hoped? Martin Lambley, product manager for stormwater management at Wavin, looks at whether Sewers for Adoption 8 will meet... Read More >