Calvert CTRL Soil Disposal

Client

CTRL (Channel Tunnel Rail Link)

Contractor

Shanks Waste Solutions (Now FCC)

Date

2002 - 2004

Volume

Circa 750,000 tonnes waste soil materials

Project Detail

The Channel Tunnel Rail project organised by Eurotunnel began construction in 1988 and opened in 1994. At £4.650 billion, it is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. 

At its lowest point, it is 75 m (250 ft) deep, at 37.9 kilometres (23.5 mi), the tunnel was the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world when completed.

Shanks Waste Solutions, now  FCC who are one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies helping thousands of businesses and communities waste less and recycle more.

RFS carried out unloading of soils waste arising from the construction of Kings Cross International Station. Material comprised general construction waste up to 300mm in size.

Materials were off loaded from box wagons onto dump trucks and taken to tip, RFS operated to very limited unloading time schedules.

Trains had to shunt past the discharge point due to the confined space, train capacity of 1250t, clamshell grab fitted with scraper bars as the materials were very adhesive.

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