Lee tunnel – Planning and reference Design
London, United Kingdom
Due to shifting weather patterns and greater population, London’s excess
sewage frequently overflows into the River Thames, which decreases oxygen
in the water and causes overall health risks. The Lee Tunnel is part of a new
40-kilometer storage-and-transfer network of tunnels below London that will
halve the volume of untreated discharges into the river.
The Lee Tunnel project comprises 7 kilometers of 7.2-meter internal diameter
tunnel and runs from Abbey Mills Pumping Station in West Ham to Beckton
Sewage Treatment Works. Faber Maunsell created a model of the pumping
station, tunnels, and adjoining shaft that was used as the basis for creating
visualization. Project Wise controlled the flow of data across the project team and
enabled potential reuse of the data for lifecycle management of the project.
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Master Plan for Water and Sewage Sectors
this project, which involves creation of a strategic master plan for potable
water and sewage networks for all of Egypt, includes collecting data about
the existing potable water networks, creating a unified GIS model for these
networks by local consultants and contractors, and sharing calculations and
data between many disparate offices. The massive project, currently involving
more than 1,200 people, is expected to be completed in 2037.
WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, SewerCAD, and SewerGEMS are contributing to the
creation of the master plan. By using Haestad software, HC W W will be able
to manage, operate, and maintain all water and sewage company activities
in 16 cities. Information and reports can be shared easily among all cities in
Egypt and aid in HC W W’s decision making.