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Segments by the yard Advanced concrete technology was one reason why Taywood Precast won the 21M Copenhagen Metro tunnel lining contract. Dave Parker reports from west London on a company which is act

Every 10 days a shipload of concrete tunnel segments leaves Gravesend bound for Denmark. In all, Taywood's Southall plant will supply the Copenhagen Metro project with more than 15km of 4.9m internal diameter lining over three and a half years. A grand total of more than 63,000 individual segments each weighing up to 2.5t will be needed.

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