The first load of the parts for the TBMs, which are for the Vancouver Broadway subway project tunnels has reached their destination in British Columbia.
Leaving Germany on February 25, the TBM components sailed through the Panama Canal ahead of their arrival at Fraser Surrey Docks on April 15. The future week is the expected date for delivery of the second and final shipment of equipment.
In order to prepare for their launch this summer, the Herrenknecht TBMs will be assembled at a staging area.
The daily performance of two 6m diameter machines is expected to be almost 18m, while taking a year to complete the project’s 5.7km tunnels and the location of tunnels will be around 15m underground, down to a maximum of 20m at Broadway-City Hall Station.
The TBMs are going to be started up separately from the Great Northern Way-Emily Carr Station and will advance to Cypress Street near the line’s terminus at Arbutus Station, whereas they are due to link all six new stations along the new line.
The project’s design and construction contract is up to Vancouver Broadway Subway Project Corporation, an Acciona-Ghella joint venture.
The inauguration time of this 5.7-kilometre extension to the Millennium Line is 2025.