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ACCIONA rewarded in Madrid

ACCIONA rewarded in Madrid

06 Dec 2017

ACCIONA Construction recognized by the Madrid Division of the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers

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AGJV – the tunnel winner of the year

AGJV – the tunnel winner of the year

05 Dec 2017

The Norwegian tunnel statistics for 2017 were recently announced in Fjellspreningningskonferansen and shows that AGJV is the tunnel winner in Norway this year.

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Evocative celebration of Santa Barbara at Åsland

Evocative celebration of Santa Barbara at Åsland

04 Dec 2017

 

Employees in Acciona Ghella Joint Venture, the client Bane NOR and subcontractors celebrated Santa Barbara at Åsland site the 4th of December.

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Half of the tunnel completed

Half of the tunnel completed

02 Nov 2017

AGJV have now reached an important milestone. The TBMs have completed 50 percent of the TBM tunnels as part of the Follo Line Project.

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Social initiatives and community information

Social initiatives and community information

23 Oct 2017

The Follo Line is the largest infrastructure project in Scandinavia, and it’s crucial to mitigate negative impacts of the project, avoid possible future conflicts and improve client satisfaction and image of AGJV in the local sphere.

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Two of the TBM's are half way to Oslo

Two of the TBM's are half way to Oslo

11 Sep 2017

The Follobanen project's first two TBM's, Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv have now drilled half way to Oslo, 4.5 km.

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25 percent completed tunnel

25 percent completed tunnel

19 Jun 2017

The four tunnel boring machines on the Follo Line have so far drilled over ten km tunnel, that is, just over 25 percent of the total length.

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Over 10 percent excavated

Over 10 percent excavated

16 Feb 2017

The four Follo Line Tunnel Boring Machines have excavated almost 4,5 km of tunnel, which is over 10 percent of the total tunnel.

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Gives prize to charity

Gives prize to charity

15 Dec 2016

Workers at the segment factory gave their prize to charity. 

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Celebration of Santa Barbara

Celebration of Santa Barbara

04 Dec 2016

Large celebration of Santa Barbara at the construction site December 4th.

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All four TBMs operational at the Follo Line Project

All four TBMs operational at the Follo Line Project

02 Dec 2016

This week the fourth and last Tunnel Boring Machine at the Follo Line Project started its journey towards the city of Ski. This means that all four TBMs at the project now are operational.

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The construction site from above

The construction site from above

30 Nov 2016

How does the construction site look like from above? This amazing drone video gives an impression of the large concrete segment factory and the rest of the construction site, seen from above.

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Speach at

Speach at "Fjellsprengningsdagen"

29 Nov 2016

The "Fjellsprengningsdagen" conference examines the latest developments in rock demolition. Project Director Fernando Vara gave a talk on the technical aspects of the construction of what will be Scandinavia’s longest rail tunnel.

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Baptism and start of southbound TBMs

Baptism and start of southbound TBMs

15 Nov 2016

The two southbound Follo Line Tunnel boring machines were baptised Tuesday 15th of November by Project Manager Anne Kathrine Kalager from Jernbaneverket. Simultaneously one of the two machines started its journey towards Ski.

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AF Gruppen extends the contract works at The Follo Line

AF Gruppen extends the contract works at The Follo Line

11 Nov 2016

AF Gruppen (AFG) has signed an agreement with Acciona Infraestructuras and Ghella ANS (AGJV) to extend the cooperation with execution of civil construction works, at the Follo Line Project for the Norwegian National Rail Administration.

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TBM “Queen Ellisiv” commence tunnelling

TBM “Queen Ellisiv” commence tunnelling

18 Oct 2016

The second Follo Line Tunnel Boring Machine, “Queen Ellisiv”, has started tunnelling towards Oslo.

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A good start for the first Follo Line TBM

A good start for the first Follo Line TBM

04 Oct 2016

The first Follo Line Tunnel boring machine has made good progress during the initial weeks of excavation.

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The Queens start tunnelling

The Queens start tunnelling

04 Sep 2016

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg baptised the Follo Line Project’s first two Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) with the names Queen Eufemia and Queen Ellisiv, Monday 5th September. Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen started the first of the four giant machines.

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The new construction site

The new construction site

24 Aug 2016

The first Tunnel Boring Machine will soon commence excavation at the Follo Line Project. Simultaneously the concrete segment factory and other facilities have been constructed and assembled at the site in Oslo.

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Attracts international interest

Attracts international interest

04 Jul 2016

During the past weeks 54 EU transport attaches, an Italian Deputy Minister and both the Italian and Spanish ambassadors in Norway have visited the Follo Line Project and AGJV.

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Inauguration of the new Visitor Room

Inauguration of the new Visitor Room

16 Jun 2016

On Tuesday 14 June the brand new Follo Line Visitor Room was officially opened.

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Fourth and final Follo Line TBM completed

Fourth and final Follo Line TBM completed

08 Jun 2016

Four tunnel boring machines will be used in the excavation of the main part of the tunnel at the Follo Line Project. Completion of the fourth and final TBM was celebrated Wednesday 8th June at the factory in Germany, marking an important milestone for the project.

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Production of first concrete segments

Production of first concrete segments

01 Jun 2016

One key element in constructing the twin railway tunnel between Oslo and Ski is concrete segments for the tunnel wall. Approximately 140 000 such concrete segments will be used in constructing the 18.5 km main part of the tunnel. A large factory at the construction site will provide high quality segments, and test production has commenced.

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Third TBM completed

Third TBM completed

23 May 2016

Follo Line tunnel boring machine number three is completed at the Herrenknecht factory. One more is still being produced at factory, while several parts of the two first TBMs already have arrived at the construction site in Oslo.

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TBM-assembly started

TBM-assembly started

12 May 2016

The first TBM is already being assembled inside the big assembly chamber.

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Arrival of the first Follo Line-TBM

Arrival of the first Follo Line-TBM

29 Apr 2016

Parts of the first Follo Line Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has arrived Norway and the construction site. This first shipment included segments for the big cutterhead.

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Watch the TBM-construction

Watch the TBM-construction

21 Apr 2016
The first Follo Line TBM was completed March 10th, after several months of construction. Follow the assembly of the TBM in this 1 minute video.
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Second TBM completed

Second TBM completed

14 Apr 2016

The second Double Shield TBM for the Follo Line is completed and was recently approved. Two more high-speed tunnel borers are still in assembly at the Herrenknecht plant in Schwanau.

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Norcem with its largest contract ever

Norcem with its largest contract ever

05 Apr 2016

Norcem and the Spanish-Italian contractor consortium Acciona Ghella JV (AGJV), responsible for the TBM contract in the Follo Line Project, recently reached an agreement for the cement supplies. The contract signed means delivery of 280.000 tons cement over a three-years’ period and is Norcem’s largest contract ever.

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TBM to excavate Scandinavia’s longest railway tunnel ready from factory

TBM to excavate Scandinavia’s longest railway tunnel ready from factory

10 Mar 2016

The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to excavate the main section of the Follo Line Tunnel, is now ready from the factory in Germany. It will arrive at the construction site in Oslo in May and is the first of four machines.

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Escape tunnel Niche at the Follo Line.

Excavating escape tunnel

25 Feb 2016

Most of the excavation of the tunnel system at Åsland is completed, but the excavation of the escape tunnel continues at full speed.

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Tunnel blasting finished ahead of schedule

Tunnel blasting finished ahead of schedule

10 Feb 2016

The drill and blast phase at the Follo Line tunnel system, 100 meters below ground at Grønliåsen near Åsland, is finished. Most of the blasting work are completed three months ahead of schedule.

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Inside the TBM

Inside the TBM

22 Jan 2016

The TBMs at the Follo Line will have a length of about 150 m and weigh 2400 tons. Inside the TBM there are a number of installations, including a conveyor for transport of rocks and the lining of concrete segments.

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Construction of TBMs

Construction of TBMs

08 Jan 2016

The two first Tunnel Boring Machines are being assembled in Germany by Herrenknecht right now. In total AGJV will have four TBMs at the Follo Line Project. 

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Factory progress

Factory progress

16 Dec 2015

The construction of the factory building and the entire factory area is progressing in a good pace.

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Assembly chambers

Assembly chambers

15 Dec 2015

Good progress in tunnel excavation at Åsland. In two assembly chambers the TBM's will be assembled, and the first will start boring in the autumn of 2016.

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Celebration of Santa Barbara

Celebration of Santa Barbara

04 Dec 2015

Employees in Acciona Ghella Joint Venture, the client and subcontractors celebrated Santa Barbara December 4. The employees met in the tunnel for a mass with the benediction of the Santa Barbara statues, and later there was a feast with good food.

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