Fellows provide 24/7 UXO support to the Thames Tideway project
Fellows have been supporting the Thames Tideway project since initial work started in London in 2015. Due to the high bombing density that the site experienced in WWII, the TTT project team were aware that the UXO risk was significant and that UXO risk management was something that needed to be considered at every stage.
At the very early stages of the project and prior to any construction or excavation works, Fellows provided teams of UXO Engineers to conduct non-intrusive foreshore surveys at key sites in Central London.
Following on from the foreshore surveys, Fellows were also able to provide a UXO Banksman, or ‘Watching Brief’ to the Kirtling Street site to oversee UXO safety during intrusive works on a long term basis.
As the work intensified at Kirtling street, the requirement for the UXO Watching brief increased and Fellows were asked by the Ferrovial Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture team to supply UXO Engineers on a 24/7 basis.
Fellows were able to deliver this capability and provided a cost-effective solution to manage UXO risk. A team of experienced, ex-military UXO Engineers deployed to the site in a shift pattern which ensured that a professional UXO Engineer was on-site at all times. This provided the level of assurance required to ensure that UXO risk was maintained at ALARP at this project critical site.
Fellows are pleased to be able to support this huge engineering project which will allow the clean up of the River Thames. Provision of specialist UXO Risk Management services, often in difficult or hazardous situations is something that Fellows take great pride in delivering. Our tasks range from supporting the Thames Tideway project to the removal of unexploded ordnance from seabed locations to allow windfarm construction.