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Victorian project commences tunnel boring

John Holland said its team at the Glenroy Level Crossing Removal project recently launched a new tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Waterloo Road.

The TBM has commenced the 350 m drive, which will see a stormwater pipe installed that has been supplied by Empire Infrastructure.

John Holland said a figurine of St Barbara, the Patron Saint of Tunnelling, has been placed at the launch shaft to keep the team safe over the coming months of tunnelling.

The John Holland team preparing the MTBM.

Empire Infrastructure Business Development Manager Aaron Mackley said it has been a privilege to work with John Holland by supplying the pipes for this project.

“Such an incredible level of professional from all involved,” said Mr Mackley.

“We’re excited to watch the progress and see the finished product.”

For more information visit the John Holland website.

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