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Setting the Anchor on Poland’s Baltic Coast - fischer heavy-duty Fixings secure Świna Tunnel

Poland's longest underwater tunnel thus far, the Świna Tunnel, is currently being built between the islands of Uznam and Wolin in the city of Świnoujście. The tunnel below the river Świna will strengthen the coastal region through improved infrastructure connections to the rest of the country and the world. More than 50,000 chemical and steel heavy-duty fixings by fischer have been used to reinforce the tunnel.

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Historic Moment as HS2 launches first giant Tunnelling Machine

  • HS2 launches ‘Florence’ – the first of 10 HS2 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) that will dig 64 miles of tunnel on Phase One of the UK’s new high speed railway
  • This first 170m-long TBM – the largest ever used on a UK rail project – will dig 10 miles of tunnel under the Chilterns, operating 24/7 for the next three years
  • Transport Secretary Grant Shapps: “The tunnels these machines dig will ensure the benefits of our new high-capacity, high-speed railway run to the great cities of the North and Midlands, forging stronger connections in our country, boosting connectivity and skills opportunities, and transforming our transport links.”
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Advance Record at the Brenner Base Tunnel

The miners in the Brenner Base Tunnel are pushing ahead rapidly with the major rail project. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, they achieved a new record while excavating the main tubes in South Tyrol: 860 m of tunnel bored and lined in one month.

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Normet upgrades TBM Soil Conditioners

Following the recent launch of their new range of Tail Sealants earlier this year, Normet has continued to optimise their TBM offering with the recent introduction of their upgraded soil conditioning technologies.

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Malaysian Tunnellers beat the Odds again

On 11 October 2020, the last of the tunnel ring making up the 13.5 km-stretch of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) twin bored tunnels was finally completed. Part of a 52 km alignment known as the Putrajaya line, it is the second extension to the first Kajang line, and also Malaysia’s first metro network meant to connect satellite towns to its capital city, Kuala Lumpur (KL).

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Tried and Tested Robbins TBM and Conveyor complete Ohio River Tunnel

A 6.5 km (4 mi) long tunnel for wastewater storage below Louisville, Kentucky, USA has more to it than meets the eye.  “At first glance, this seems like a straightforward project, but it turned out to be much more challenging,” said Shemek Oginski, Project Manager for the contractor, a joint venture of Shea/Traylor. The 6.7 m (22 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM and conveyor system had to cope with overstress in the crown that resulted in significant rock fallout in seven different areas, as well as methane gas in the tunnel. By the machine’s breakthrough on September 22, 2020, the crew had much to celebrate.

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