Big bore ready to start work

Two imported tunnel-boring machines will be ready to start work on the Airport Link tunnel in July.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told parliament today
80 workers were assembling the boring-machines, which arrived from Germany late last year.

“This assembly work has been ongoing since November 2009, and these two massive drills are now ready to get to work,” Ms Bligh said.

“In coming weeks the 12.48-metre-wide cutter head- the biggest ever used in this country- will be lowered into position.”

The drilling from Toombul to Lutwyche is expected to take 12 months, she said.

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