26 August 2016

Shatin to Central Link Contract No. 1128 Launching of the FIRST Variable Density TBM

  • Representatives from our client, MTRC; Christian Gazaignes (CEO of the Civil Works division for Asia, Oceania and the Middle East of Bouygues Travaux Publics), Nicolas Borit (Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong [DHK]), KL Lee (Deputy Project Director of DHK) and Didier Jacques (General Construction Manager of DHK) joined the Chinese traditional Bai Sun and Pig Cutting to wish smooth operation of this FIRST VaD TBM.

  • More than 150 guests joined the blessing of the TBM launch.

  • Representatives from our client, MTRC; Christian Gazaignes (CEO of the Civil Works division for Asia, Oceania and the Middle East of Bouygues Travaux Publics), Nicolas Borit (Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong [DHK]), KL Lee (Deputy Project Director of DHK) and Didier Jacques (General Construction Manager of DHK) joined the Chinese traditional Bai Sun and Pig Cutting to wish smooth operation of this FIRST VaD TBM.

  • More than 150 guests joined the blessing of the TBM launch.

Following the launch of Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Island Section’s first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in March this year, the second TBM – also the city’s FIRST Variable Density (VaD) TBM launched on 19th August 2016.

 

This city’s FIRST VaD TBM can adapt to the face density of the slurry to tackle the problems of heterogeneity and shallow ground conditions. Such is an exemplar of our in-house innovations. By adopting two-component annulus grout instead of traditional mortar, the project team can minimise the space required for mixing plant and material storage on site.

 

This VaD TBM will commence its journey from end August, tunnelling through the city’s busiest districts. It is expected that the mission will be completed in early 2017, reaching an important project milestone.

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