This short article reviews the progress in lining the Kielder tunnels which will transfer water from the River North Tyne to the Rivers Wear and Tees to meet increased demands for water in the north-east. At the time of writing the tunnel driving was 90 per cent complete. A single rail track with passing places has been laid in the tunnel for conveyance of concrete for the tunnel lining. Use is made of the Icona steel telescopic collapsible shuttering system, pumped concrete being discharged from above the shutters. Rear shutters are struck first and conveyed to the front and re-assembled to progress the lining operation. Reference is made to the progress of drilling operations and performance of equipment in use. It is expected to complete the contract by mid-1981.

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    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Atkinson, I
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 29-31
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 291
    • Issue Number: 5220
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM