Laing O’Rourke has won the upgrade of Beckton sewage works worth £123m in London. This Thames Water’s AMP7 schedule is a three-year upgrade that will start from early next year. The company will extend aeration lanes and settlement tanks while building a completely new inlet.
Under the River Thames scheme, Beckton will also be prepared to receive wastewater from the 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel that is due to be completed by 2024. Thames Water’s capital delivery director, John Bentley said that awarding this contract is a significant milestone as it is the first major project awarded as part of our £5 billion capital investment plan for the next five years.
Bentley further added “By ensuring we can take the flow from the ‘super sewer’, this project will help to improve the quality of the River Thames, as well as making sure the site is ready to handle the expected increase in London’s population in the future.”