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Crossrail awards last remaining tunnel portal deal to Vinci

Crossrail has announced its intention to award the contract for the last remaining tunnel portal at Victoria Dock to Vinci Construction UK.

Construction of the portal will get underway in autumn 2012.

Five new tunnel portals will be constructed as part of Crossrail at Royal Oak, Pudding Mill Lane, Victoria Dock, North Woolwich and Plumstead.

The western and eastern running tunnels will have tunnel portals at Royal Oak, Pudding Mill Lane and Victoria Dock. The Thames Tunnel between North Woolwich and Plumstead will have tunnel portals constructed at either end.

Construction of the first tunnel portal got underway at Royal Oak in January 2010 and was completed ahead of schedule in September 2011. The first Crossrail tunnel boring machine will set out on its journey from Royal Oak towards Farringdon later this month.

The North Woolwich and Plumstead portals are included as part of main works for the C310 Thames Tunnel contract. Construction of the portal at Plumstead is well underway and mobilisation for the North Woolwich portal will begin in May following completion of utility diversion works.

Enabling works for Pudding Mill Lane Portal were completed at the end of 2011. Construction for Pudding Mill Lane Portal, the new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Crossrail bridges and the viaduct for the new DLR station are now underway.

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