For the construction of a new network of cable tunnels under the name „London power tunnels, phase 2“ in the South of London, TEICHMANN CRANES has supplied a total of four cranes. In the first phase of the project, 32 km of tunnels at 30m underground between Wimbledon and Hackney as well as two new substations were build in the North of London. The project is carried out by the British energy company National Grid.
The project is an important infrastructure project replacing the 50 year old existing cable infrastructure. The new cable tunnels and cables will ensure a stable and secure supply of electricity for the London population in the future. The project duration is estimated to be 6 years.
Two 20t travelling cranes as well as the two gantry cranes with a capacity of 35t and 45t will help with excavation of the tunnel shafts and transporting tunnel segments at the site.
The total costs of the project are estimated to be around 1 billion pounds.