Manchester Ship Canal Project Captured Remotely

Work at Trafford Park site monitored for United Utilities

PART of the £90 million Manchester Ship Canal clean up operation is being captured by a bespoke time-lapse camera system, the latest in a number of projects we have worked on for clients in the utilities industries.

The major clean up – being carried out by United Utilities – is expected to be completed in December 2015 and it is hoped bream and other fish could return to the canal as a result.

We built a bespoke time-lapse camera system for the project, which has been recording the installation of underground storage tanks in Trafford Park since January 2014.

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Above: United Utilities dig into the Trafford Park site.

And very shortly United Utilities will be able to monitor the work of Gloria remotely, through our secure online viewing portal.

Gloria – a 140 tonne tunnel-boring machine – arrived at Trafford Park earlier this week and we are privileged to be able to capture such an ambitious piece of engineering.

We will be capturing the movements of Gloria, like we have the previous ten months, to the precise specifications of United Utilities.

She will begin digging a 700m tunnel through the heart of the development when she arrives, starting to link the tanks with newly fitted screening units and the two now-modernised sewers built in the late 1800s.

Once completed, the system – which will be able to store enough water to fill more than seven Olympic-sized swimming pools – is aimed at reducing the frequency of diluted sewage entering the Manchester Ship Canal by holding excess water.

As well as our work in the construction sector and with clients in events and leisure industries, we have completed a number of projects for utility companies previously.

For almost two years we constantly captured the development of Lincolnshire’s Energy from Waste Facility, on behalf of FCC Environment and Lincolnshire County Council.

And we also fully post-produced a film for Essar Stanlow – which included a number of rapid interval captures over several days of work – to document the replacement of Regenerator Cyclones and the fitting of a new Regen Head at Stanlow Refinery.

Our equipment, experience and expertise mean we are able to provide a number of different solutions for any utility project.

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