Components for the first of three tunnel boring machines (TBM) have arrived at the site of the Snowy 2.0 project.
Snowy 2.0 is the largest committed renewable energy project in Australia, with an aim to underpin the nation’s transition to a low-carbon emission future.
Measuring at 137 m in length and 11 m in diameter, the project’s first TBM will excavate a 2,660 m long tunnel to house the power plant.
The front shield, gear ring probe drill and main seal were all delivered to the Snowy 2.0 site from Port Kembla, as well as the TBM’s heaviest component – the main drive, weighing 174 t.
The remaining two TBMs are set to arrive on site in the coming months, where construction teams will then be able to excavate waterways, access tunnels and other supporting infrastructure.
For more information visit the Snowy 2.0 website.
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