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Morgan Sindall refires precast factory

Ridham precast factory

Morgan Sindall’s specialist Ridham Precast Facility will restart operations in July, following an £8M order for work on the London Underground

The order has come from FLO, the Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture responsible for constructing the Northern Line Extension in Battersea on behalf of Transport for London (TfL).

The Kent-based facility makes bespoke concrete segments to tight tolerances so they can slot together to form tunnel rings. It can make 70 rings per week with a team of 45 people working in shifts.

It has been asked to make 3,280 concrete tunnel rings of 5.2m diameter. They will line 2.4km of tube twin tunnels.

Morgan Sindall senior operations manager at the Ridham facility David Hicks said it was great news for the local community.

”We’re currently re-commissioning the factory, getting it ready for production ahead of the start-up date in July. We’re pleased that our capabilities here will help with the completion of key infrastructure upgrades in London,” he said.

The factory previously made 7.8m diameter rings for a stretch of Thames Water’s Lee Tunnel in London.

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