Crane lifting a unit with work people around it
Tuesday 23rd January 2024


During the Thames Tideway project, the Port of Tilbury in partnership with S. W. Walsh & Sons, assisted with the removal of spoil from site, the delivery of modular construction offices to site and the handling of fill material for the cofferdams and main drive shaft.

The removal of spoil from Thames Tideway sites saw the Port of Tilbury and S. W. Walsh & Sons handle almost 38,000 tonnes of waste material by barge, removing it from the Tideway site, before offloading the material at the Port. Overall, the transport of the spoil material by barge removed the equivalent of 2,107 bulk tipper road movements, which provided a 95% reduction in CO2 emissions as a result.

To enable site setup, the Port of Tilbury handled 99 modular office units, transporting them directly to site via barge, removing the equivalent of 96 HGV movements from London’s road network and providing a 95% reduction in CO2 emissions.