July 30, 2015
We are currently delivering a significant tranche of Thames Water’s mains renewal programme, working for the Eight2O Alliance partner SMB JV. The work involves replacing mains in a number district meter areas in North East London and will involve replacing 7km of pipe. We have started working in the Woodford and Finsbury Park areas, with 9 teams on the ground, and the work is programmed to run from July 2015 until March 2016.
This project is being led by Operations Director Mick O’Shea, who has a strong track record of delivering mains replacement work through AMP 5, and contracts manager Duncan Groombridge. Mick and Duncan, ably assisted by Commercial Manager, Terri Finn, have built an experienced site management team including Martin Hague, John Chandler, Dave Hague, Paul Hague and Adrian Stanton, who is the project Quantity Surveyor. We have also introduced a number of graduate engineers to the project team including Vishnu and Rufaro.
The work is progressing well and, as ever, health and safety and customer service are at the forefront of the team’s mind. Mick O’Shea says “It is essential that we carry out the work with a zero compromise approach to health and safety and we will always look to minimise disruption to residents and road users in this busy part of London. Good planning is the key to delivering both these objectives. We plan each job carefully and ensure we communicate well with our own people as well as the communities we are working in, and where possible use “no dig” technology to minimise excavations and roadworks”.