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Italy, Rome - it/15


Two 800m x 8m-diameter tunnels to be driven by EPB and one 300m by conventional methods for Italferr. December 1998.   $40 million. Joint venture of Alpine Bau, Coopsette and CCC to construct 1.9 km x 38.5 m2 segmentally-lined tunnel between Roma Trastevere and Roma St Peter stations on Viterbo line using EPB. Single bore of 7 m i.d. Quattro Venti underground station at halfway position included in the contract. August 1999.  Construction of $29 million, 2.2 km-long Quattro Venti single bore, twin-track tunnel awarded to Astaldi/Impregilo for July, 2001 start. Herrenknecht 7.9 m-diameter EPB will install precast segmental lining on drive from Trastevere to San Pietro in tuff, silt-clay alluvials, and gravel with 2-6 m cover and up to 3.5 bar water pressure. Visit www.rocksoil.com and www.herrenknecht.com 17/01.