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Project Overview


Steel Dynamics Ltd, the UK’s largest specialist Stainless Steel supplier, were proud to be invited to manage and supply Stainless Steel profiles to be fabricated on Vortex Assemblies for London’s River Thames 25km Super Sewer clean-up project.

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To date, we have supplied over 550 tonnes of 316L Stainless Steel


From invitation to tender to bespoke initial design, our work included:

  • Preparing a proposal for securing a contract for 7 different Vortex assemblies

  • Developing a manufacturing plan and schedule in agreement with the customer

  • Ensuring drawings meet requirement and modifying where necessary in accordance with customer approval

  • Procure manage & process 550 tonnes of Stainless Steel plate

  • Cost-effective processing of material to ensure maximum utilization of plate

  • Project management of welding, fabrication & on-site installation

  • Organising logistics and on-time delivery to customer’s schedule across 10 sites

  • Organising site visits by our approved sub-contractor

  • Agree with customer exact lifting requirements to meet their needs with the use of Shaft

  • Full manufacturing, inspection and verification of material and profile by Steel Dynamics Ltd

  • Third-party testing to required standard including quality control compliancy

  • Providing full material management expertise

  • Letter of commendation received from the customer upon project completion

  Challenges for 10 sites

  • Lifting heavy equipment

  • Liaising with multiple project teams

  • Multiple deliveries at multiple sites

  • Understanding large scale, bespoke nature required by Customer

  • Identifying obstacles and advising of solution

  • Project Name: Thames Tideway London (West & East)

  • Location: Across 10 sites in London

  • Material Grade Supplied: 316L Stainless Steel

  • Steel Qty Supplied: 550 tonnes

  • Process: Waterjet Cutting & Plasma Cutting

  • Time-to-Market: 3 years

  • Industry: Construction/Infrastructure 


"My hat goes off to you and your team involved with this as it was a real feat of engineering and collaboration. The efforts put in by all is apparent in the result and exact timings!!


Well done and thanks to you all for your hard work and contribution to achieve this."

For all project enquiries please contact Danny McKinley (Commercial Director) at or

Ian McNeil (General Manager for Projects)


or call +44 (0)1204 368600.


Danny McKinley

Commercial Director 


Ian McNeil

General Manager for Projects

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