Professor Green teases fans with news of ‘breakthrough’ grime duo

Work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel is heading eastwards | Photo: Jeff Spicer/ PA Wire

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Rapper Professor Green took a digital dive underground to fulfill London’s largest underground duo of 2021 – two big tunnel boring machines (TBMs) known as Ursula and Selina.

In a shocking collaboration, Professor Green has partnered with Tideway to lift consciousness a few new 25km tremendous sewer being constructed below the River Thames.

London presently depends on a 150-year-old sewer system constructed for a inhabitants lower than half its measurement.

This signifies that thousands and thousands of tonnes of uncooked sewage enter the river when drains overflow – equal to eight billion bathrooms flushes a 12 months.

The award-winning musician needs to to assist educate younger Londoners in regards to the mega-engineering venture, many of whom will profit first-hand from a cleaner River Thames.

Professor Green stated:

“I’ve labored with some underground artists in my time, however none as huge as this. It was a really thrilling day, nearly travelling underground to see what the duo have been as much as.

“Ursula TBM has been tunnelling below the River Thames from Battersea for the previous two years and now damaged via into Bermondsey.

“From right here Selina TBM picks up the baton to begin the ultimate stage of the tunnel – via my neck of the woods in East London. She is the final TBM to begin work however shall be tunnelling the deepest – at the least 60m underground.

“Very few Londoners will get to expertise what I’ve, however all of us will reap big advantages from a cleaner River Thames.”

Ursula and Selina are named after two inspirational ladies:

  • Dr Audrey ‘Ursula’ Smith, was a British cryobiologist who found the use of glycerol to guard human purple blood cells throughout freezing;
  • Dr Selina Fox based the Bermondsey Medical Mission in 1904.

The TBMs exploits have been shared on-line via Instagram account @hypetbm within the guise of a pair of new music artists ‘breaking via’ into the East London music scene.

Some of London’s cutting-edge music and concrete influencers acquired concerned with the ‘tease and reveal’ marketing campaign, together with Rinse FM, musician Hak Baker and presenter Emerald.

The venture is bringing jobs and recreation again to the river, creating new public areas alongside the Thames and retaining the river clear for future generations.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel now stretches as far west as Fulham and, eastwards, it has reached Blackfriars within the City of London.

It’s passing below 13 bridges together with Albert Bridge, Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.

So far, half of the 25km tunnel has been excavated is anticipated to be accomplished in 2024. For extra info, go to right here.  

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