Jacobs has won a £162.5m contract by Highways England to oversee construction of £7bn Lower Thames Crossing. This US consulting engineer will act as integration partner, to promote collaboration between Highways England and the Lower Thames Crossing’s three main works contracts.
Jacobs will be in charge of stakeholder management, programme management, and risk management. It will also support the construction, integrated system commissioning and handover to operations.
The east of London connects the Lower Thames Crossing involving construction of 14.3 miles of new road, including twin 2.6-mile-long tunnels connecting Kent and Essex. At 16 metres wide, these tunnels will be some of the largest bored tunnels in the world.
The newly to be developed tunnels will also be the longest road tunnels in the UK. Highways England invited tenders for the £2.3bn main works package to build the road tunnel and approaches in November.