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23/9/2013 18:3023/9/2013 22:00The Lloyd's Register Foundation LecturePrince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG
Crossrail is Europe's largest infrastructure project, and among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK. It will deliver a high frequency, high capacity service linking Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, to the City, Canary Wharf, and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Six Tunnel Boring Machines are currently weaving their way under London, already over a third of the way through their 42 km journey. Nine new central London underground stations are being constructed in some of the busiest and most treasured parts of London. On the surface over 60km of track will be electrified and 27 stations will be upgraded.
The enormity of the safety, technical, environmental and stakeholder challenges on the project is immense, and meticulous planning, monitoring, collaboration and innovation all play a key role in successful delivery. Andrew Wolstenholme; Crossrail's CEO, will give a unique insight into how this colossal feat of engineering is being brought to reality: 'This is not just a world-class railway. We want to fast-track the progress of London'.
Andrew Wolstenholme OBE FREng
Following five years in the army and 10 years with Arup, Andrew joined the airport operator BAA plc in 1997 as Construction Director for the Heathrow Express rail link. He went on to lead the delivery of the £4.3bn Terminal 5 programme and became BAA's Director of Capital projects running the £10bn development programme across seven UK airports.From there Andrew joined the Balfour Beatty Group in 2009 as Director of Innovation and Strategic Capability. Most recently, Andrew joined Crossrail as its new Chief Executive Office.
6.00pm Registration and welcome reception
8.30pm Optional dinner
Tickets for the lecture are free but you do need to register
Tickets to the optional three course dinner including wine cost £55.00
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