POMT TBM Launch delayed

8 November 2011

Florida called off the launch ceremony scheduled for Friday for the TBM mining the Port of Miami tunnel after a local council member’s legal objection to the project.

Late Thursday the council member from Key Biscayne filed a last-minute letter with the state suggesting the village was considering a legal challenge to the project. This was reported as an error on the lone council member’s part, according to local newspaper the Miami Herald.

A new date for the launch ceremony of the 13m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM has not yet been released.

The TBM arrived in Miami on June 23 and its components were assembled in October. Check out the upcoming issue of TTNA for in-depth coverage of the TBM assembly.