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PRESS RELEASE - TERRATEC delivers Lucknow’s first TBMs

PRESS RELEASE - TERRATEC delivers Lucknow’s first TBMs

Two 6.52m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machines are ready to be delivered to Tata-Gulermak JV, for the North-South line (Phase 1 A) of the Lucknow Metro, in Uttar Pradesh, India.  

Following successful Factory Acceptance Tests at TERRATEC’s facility in Delhi, the TBMs will be now be transported to Lucknow and reassembled for the twin 1,812m long tunnels on contract LKCC-06 of the project, which run from an underground ramp near Charbagh Metro Station to the end of an underground ramp near KD Singh Babu Stadium Metro station (see map below).   

The 36-month contract, which was awarded to Tata-Gulermak JV in April 2016, also includes the construction of three new underground stations at Hussainganj, State Secretariat (Sachivalaya) and Hazratganj.  

The first of the two TERRATEC machines is due to be delivered to the Sachivalaya station site in mid-November, with the second TBM expected to arrive on site in early December.  To read more about the TBMs please read the full press release here.