Saturday 13 February 2016

Upper Thomson - TBM Assembly

Assembly of the first JTSC TBM at the Upper Thomson Launch Shaft (ULS) commenced yesterday. The front shield of the slurry TBM was lowered down yesterday afternoon, and the cutterhead was lowered down at noon earlier today. Inaugural drive along the 0.6km northbound tunnel will be performed towards the Upper Thomson station before relaunching back at the ULS for the southbound drive.

TEL1/2 Tunnel Chart, February 2016
Lowering of the JTSC TBM's front shield (Feb 12)

Sunday 7 February 2016

Lentor - TBM Assembly

The CREG TBMs have arrived at the Lentor launch shaft and assembly of the first machine commenced yesterday with the lowering of the rear shield.

Lowering of the middle shield 

Saturday 6 February 2016

S-930 Assembly

Assembly works for the Herrenkencht TBM have commenced at the Napier launch shaft with the both shields lowered down over the last past 2 days. Dual drives will be performed by the TBM for the twin tunnels to Orchard Boulevard, with the lower Woodlands bound tunnel to commence first by the end of this quarter.

Cutterhead and assembly of the heavy-lifting Terex crane in the background