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New drains for Singapore

In Singapore, a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine (EPB Shield, Ø 5,250 mm) excavated two large drains for the Stamford Diversion Canal. The challenge: winding bottlenecks and an inner-city drive in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

With just under six million inhabitants in an area of only 700 km², Singapore is the third most densely populated country in the world. The Herrenknecht EPB Shield S-975 bored two 1,000 meter long drainage tunnels there. The final breakthrough took place in December 2017. The new tunnels expand the existing drainage system and will relieve the...

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