CPC Civils were successfully awarded the Shelton & Telford Resilience contract in 2013 and completed works in 2014. The Shelton & Telford Resilience scheme involved the construction of a new 7.7 kilometre 600mm diameter ductile iron pipe line, which included 5 direction drill sections. Furthermore, CPC Civils lay the pipework through 3 major shafts and tunnels.
CPC Civils were involved in the scheme from an ECI stage, and worked as part of the Programme Development Team.
Access agreements had to be made with local land owners, and due to the length of the scheme several compound agreements were made between CPC Civils and land owners to allow plant and material storage during construction.
CPC Civils advised on delivery method and achievable programme targets. As a sub-contractor was delivering the shaft and tunnel construction, CPC Civils programmed work to allow continuous pipe laying through the main tunnel works to time with the completion of the shaft and tunnel. This allowed the Delivery Team and resources to work through the pipe laying and testing programme without any breaks in programme. Furthermore, it negated the requirement to demobilise and subsequently mitigating any time loss to the client and delays in overall delivery.
During the construction phase, the tunnel which ran under the River Severn, had hit some engineering difficulties which resulted in a delay of its completion. This could have had a major impact on the pipe laying team, however to mitigate any damages to the client CPC Civils mobilised the team to a smaller road crossing and undertook critical path works ahead of programme. This allowed CPC Civils to continue with delivery of the project and enabled us to return to complete the pipe laying in the tunnel without extending the schedule of works.
Due to the ever-changing programme and size of the project, Weekly Programme Meetings were held between CPC Civils and Enterprise to ensure programme delivery.