Crossrail awards Thames and Connaught tunnel contracts

UK rail project Crossrail has announced its intention to award the remaining two tunnel contracts for the Thames Tunnel construction and Connaught Tunnel refurbishment , which are worth in the region of £225m and will deliver the construction of around 3km of twin-bored tunnel.

The Thames Tunnel construction from Plumstead to North Woolwich is to be delivered by a joint venture, comprising Hochtief Construction and J Murphy & Sons, while the Connaught Tunnel refurbishment has gone to Vinci Construction UK.