Joseph Gallagher Celebrates Tees Valley Tunnelling Commencement

We at Joseph Gallagher Group are thrilled to share our involvement in the transformative Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley, where our tunnelling expertise plays a crucial role.

This extensive project not only enhances the infrastructure connecting Lartington Water Treatment Works to customers across Teesside but also fortifies community ties through thoughtful engagements and significant charitable contributions.

Supporting our client, Farrans Construction, we have successfully commenced the tunnelling operations beneath the scenic River Tees near Barnard Castle. This technical endeavour involves creating a 220m tunnel that will house a new £155m water pipeline designed to serve approximately 200,000 customers while protecting the local ecosystem—a testament to our commitment to sustainability and precision engineering.

Amid these ground-breaking developments, our team was proud to participate in a heart-warming event marking the arrival of the specialist tunnel boring machine, named "Penelope" by ten-year-old Penny Green from Cotherstone, before her journey begins beneath the River Tees.

"Joseph Gallagher is proud to bring advanced tunnelling solutions to the Project Pipeline. Our role is critical in enhancing water infrastructure in the region. Supporting Farrans Construction's leadership allows us to not only demonstrate our engineering prowess but also contribute positively to community well-being. This project is a prime example of how technical expertise and cooperative spirit combine to create significant, sustainable infrastructure improvements." said Andrew Banks, Contracts Manager at Joseph Gallagher.

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