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10Feb94 UK: BARKING BREAKTHROUGH - BALFOUR BEATTY/GEC ALSTHOM JV. Workers from Balfour Beatty have broken through on the 600 m long cold water inlet tunnel at the site of the Barking Power Station in

The team has driven the 3.35 m diameter tunnel from the power station site to a shaft under an existing jetty on the River Thames.Water cooling at the station will be carried out via two tunnels linking up with the Thames which will collect and return river water to keep temperatures down on the steam turbines.The project is being built by the Balfour Beatty GEC Alsthom consortium for Barking Power. CONSTRUCTION NEWS