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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

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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