McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd has completed tunnelling on Downtown Metro Line 2 Contract 916 Beauty World for the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), valued at approximately EUR170 million. Two 6.64 m-diameter TBMs progressed in a variety of ground conditions ranging from 200 Mpa unweathered granites to soil, with plenty of mixed face in between. Virtually all interventions for TBM maintenance were under compressed air. More from Angeleen.Jenkins@macdow.com.au, tel +613 981-62416, fax –85454, and visit www.macdow.com.au. 29/12.