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Posted: Tuesday 22nd January 2008

The recent opening of St Pancras station also coincided with the opening of the second section of the Channel Tunnel Link the 24-mile stretch from Ebbsfleet in Kent to London. This project has been one of the UKs largest civil engineering projects involving many new viaducts, bridges, cuttings as well as tunnels that are almost as long as the Channel Tunnel and that run at depths of 24m to 50m, often well below the water-line.

With tunnels playing such a significant role in the overall project, it is not surprising that Emcor Rail worked closely with pump manufacturer Grundfos to develop a solution that would both keep the tunnels dry as well as effectively removing surface water brought into the tunnels by trains during wet weather. All the pumps also needed to meet the strict ATEX certification imposed where enclosed environments of this nature are concerned.

The Grundfos heavy duty GEF pumps were found to be perfectly qualified to perform these tasks and this section of the project encompasses a total of 49 GEF pumps plus a range of booster sets and pressurisation units, all supplied via BSS. With the torrential bouts of rain we have been experiencing since mid November the Grundfos pumps have already proved they are more than fit for purpose.

This link will also play an integral role during London 2012 as it promises to deliver passengers from Stratford to St Pancras in just seven minutes.

Email: uk-sales@grundfos.com
Tel: 01525 850000 Fax: 01525 775364




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