Herrenknecht wins Hallandsås contract

27 February 2003

Herrenknecht will supply the TBM that will be used to restart construction of the controversial 8km long Hallandsås rail tunnel, T&TI learned recently. The project will call for a dual mode machine to work in hard rock and incredible pressures of up to 13 bar.

The Environmental Court in Växkö, Sweden, gave the go-ahead last month for the tunnel's completion. The judgement was granted partly on the basis that the contractor, Skanska/Vinci, would use a TBM to bore the twin tunnels, instead of drill and blast (T&TI, December 2002, p10).

The full story will appear in the March issue of T&TI