Thames Tideway Tunnel: The genesis of a collaborative mega project, London

9 February, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

A look into the mega project for Thames Tideay Tunnel in London.
A look into the mega project for Thames Tideay Tunnel in London.

About this event

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Speaker: Roger Bailey – Asset Management Director – Tideway

Construction will be by three Main Works Contracts having a total value of £1.8 billion, plus a small, but critical, System Integrator Contract valued at around £20m. These contracts were tendered in 2014, awarded in 2015 and are about to commence on site. Tideway holds these contracts and became an independent Licenced Water Company in September 2015 with overall responsibility to deliver the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

The talk covers the story of the project from feasibility to date focussing on the collaborative approach being taken to finance and build this major new piece of London's infrastructure.

Roger Bailey joined the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in February 2012 as Head of Asset Delivery in the Thames Water Client team and transferred to Thames Tideway Tunnel Ltd, now Tideway, as Asset Management Director in September 2014.

Roger is a chartered civil engineer and has held board level positions in both contracting businesses and engineering and planning consultancies prior to joining the project. The first 20 years of his career was in the geotechnical contracting sector (mining, piling and ground engineering) in the UK and overseas before moving into transportation consultancy (highways, rail, aviation) for organisations such as Crossrail, Network Rail, TfL, Highways Agency and Department for Transport.

Roger's Asset Management Team at Tideway is responsible for technical oversight of project delivery, including design assurance, quality assurance, innovation, compliance with planning permission and the operational integration of the completed Thames Tideway Tunnel asset into the existing London sewer network.

This talk will contribute to ICE Development Objectives/Attributes focused on engineering problems and innovation.

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