MTBM heads for Melbourne renewal project

A microtunnel boring machine (MTBM) is on its way to an inner Melbourne suburb for a water main renewal project.

City West Water’s M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project is an essential upgrade to ensure safe and secure water supply for Carlton, its surrounding suburbs and the inner city.

This week, the MTBM is on its way to Elgin Street to continue the new main’s Stage 1 construction works, which commenced earlier in August, focusing on the Canning Street and Elgin Street intersection.

The scope of the project includes installing 2.3 km of new pipe along Canning Street, between Faraday Street and Park Street.

The current 140-year-old pipe runs under Nicholson Street and will be replaced and relocated, with the new main at Canning Street to almost double capacity to meet the growing population of the city.

City West Water has contracted Jaydo as its construction partner to deliver the M205 Renewal Project.

The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-2020.

For more information visit the City West Water website.

If you have a project news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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