Rendel : Thames Barrier - Trunnion Support Structure
Rendel has signed a contract with CH2M (as agent to the Environment Agency) to carry out an assessment of the trunnion bearing on the Thames Barrier, located downstream of central London. This is to investigate the performance of the Trunnion Support Structure in accordance with the latest loading requirements, codes and standards.

Using high-level, engineering-skill-driven, finite element analysis methods, the investigations will assess the strength of the trunnion bearing shafts and their associated steel supporting structure embedded within the piers, together with the local stresses in the surrounding pier concrete and its reinforcement. Rendel has been selected for this assignment as one of the only companies in the world able to perform the works.


Sophie Rapatel
Directeur de la Communication

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