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Zutec, a construction technology company, has announced it will supply the BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty (BMB) joint venture (JV) with digital quality assurance solutions for the West section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel which is currently being built under the River Thames.

The tunnel has been designed to intercept millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills from entering the river in an attempt to keep the city clean and protect both people and wildlife alike.

The Super Sewer has an estimated cost of £3.8 billion. With preparatory work beginning in 2015, the project has an expected completion date of 2025.

As part of the four-year contract, Zutec will provide its Quality Assurance (QA) and Snagging & Defect Management tools, which will allow the project teams to streamline inspections and provide real-time visibility around QA.

Commenting on the project, Tom Boland, Global Head of Digitalisation at Zutec, said: “Due to our track record in infrastructure, we have a deep knowledge of the use of technology in this sphere, and we know what the pitfalls are. As projects like this one usually have specific requirements, a cookie-cutter approach just won’t work. Our software therefore comes in very neatly on complex construction projects because it allows for easy and seamless collaboration and is completely configurable to client needs.

“Zutec will enable BMB to easily carry out and check inspections on time while in the field, provide up-to-the minute status reports and ensure standards are being maintained throughout the construction and handover process. We look forward to working with Tideway’s joint venture partners over the next several years and being part of this phenomenal project.”

This is the latest in a series of major infrastructure project wins for the construction software company, one of which includes the HS2 project headed by Skanksa, Costain and STRABAG (SCS).

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