London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year. The Thames Tideway Tunnel (nicknamed the “super-sewer”) is an under-construction 25km tunnel running mostly under the tidal section of the River Thames through central London, which will provide capture, storage and the conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river.
The Telestack TS1550 radial telescopic conveyor loads the tunnel clay onto barges fed from a fixed conveyor as the final part of the land-based logistics system. The radial telescopic barge loader has the capability of loading 2 barges simultaneously, improving the loading efficiency as well as reducing the changeover times when mooring barges.