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Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel Receives Greatest Contribution to London Award

Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel Receives Greatest Contribution to London Award

CH2M HILL is pleased to announce that Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel, part of the London Tideway Improvements received the Greatest Contribution to London Award and the Infrastructure Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for its outstanding engineering achievements.
 
“Receiving two ICE Awards is extremely exciting and proof of the great team work and collaboration among everyone working on the Lee Tunnel project. The success and innovation that has been accomplished to date is exceptional, and I look forward to additional groundbreaking achievements as the project advances,” comments Jim Otta, CH2M HILL Director of International Business Development and Planning.
 
CH2M HILL is serving as program manager for the historic public works initiative. The program will help tackle the issue of overflows and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards while ensuring a cleaner, healthier River Thames. The Lee Tunnel, currently under construction, is the first of two tunnels needed to tackle the 39 million cubic meters of untreated sewage discharged to the River Thames in a typical year from London’s overstretched Victorian sewers fill to capacity after rainfall.  It is the deepest tunnel ever built in the British capital.
 
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is one of the principal engineering institutions in the world. Comprised of over 75,000 members, the institution provides a voice for civil engineering, continuing professional development and promoting best practice throughout the industry.
 
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at www.ch2mhill.com,www.ch2mhillblogs.com/water, twitter.com/ch2mhill and facebook.com/ch2mhill.
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