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Riverlinux consortium wins Silvertown tunnel contract


An international consortium of contractors and financiers has won one of the U.K.'s last privately financed infrastructure projects, covering the $1.3-billion Silvertown highway tunnel under the River Thames in East London. Construction of the controversial 10.9-m-dia bored tunnels is due to start this year and end in 2025.

On May 30, Transport for London named the Riverlinx consortium as preferred bidder for the design, build, finance and maintain contract. The deal covers a twin-bore tunnel roughly 1.4 km long  linking the Greenwich Peninsula on the south bank and the Royal Dock, just east of the Canary Wharf. The consortium will maintain the tunnels for 25 years once completion ends. For more please click https://www.enr.com/articles/46977-riverlinx-consortium-wins-contract-for-13b-river-thames-tunnel