TERRATEC secures contract for Pune Metro TBMs

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TERRATEC Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are proving their worth in India with another contract secured for the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro.

Having delivered 22 TBMs to India in the last six years (more than all other manufacturer combined over the same period), TERRATEC is pleased to announce yet another order in the country, this time for the Pune Metro Rail Project, in Maharashtra. Gulermak-Tata Projects Limited has selected TERRATEC to provide a number of 6.61m diameter Earth Pressure BalanceTBMs (EPBMs) for its two underground contracts on Line 1 of the new metro.

In February, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited’s (MMRCL) Executive Director, Atul Gadgil, announced that the joint venture had won both of the twin tube tunnel packages on the north-south corridor. The 5km underground section of the 16.56km-long Line 1 corridor – which runs from PCMC to Swargate – is the most challenging portion of the line, as it passes through the densely populated areas of Kasba Peth, Budhwar Peth and Mandai market (pictured above).

The versatile TERRATEC EPBMs that will be delivered to Pune will have robust mixed-face dome-style cutterheads designed to work effectively in the compact Basalt that is expected on these contracts at pressures of up to 4 bar.

As the TBMs progress, they will install 1,400mm wide by 275mm thick pre-cast concrete lining rings, which consist of five segments plus a key.

The order comes following the very strong performance of two 6.52m diameter TERRATEC EPB Machines that were used by Gulermak-Tata Projects JV to complete the TBM-driven tunnels on Phase 1A of the Lucknow Metro two months ahead of schedule.

“With this TBM supply order, Gulermak-Tata JV has once again reaffirmed its confidence in TERRATEC’s TBMs, having completed the Lucknow Metro tunnels well ahead of schedule. It has become a trend for our clients to repeatedly return to us, opting to select TERRATEC TBMs for their new projects due to the excellent performance of these machines,” says Gulshan Gill, Managing Director of Terratec India. “In recent years, TERRATEC has emerged as the leading TBM supplier in the Indian market, having supplied 22 TBMs in the last five years alone. TERRATEC’s continuing success on projects such as Phase III of the Delhi Metro Phase, Lucknow Metro, the Ahmadabad Metro and Mumbai Metro is a result of excellent tailor-made robust TBM design, prompt onsite assistance, a readily available stock of TBM spares, and highly-skilled specialised TBM support throughout the tunnelling operation.”

Pune is an industrial city that has witnessed much growth in the areas of corporate and industrial infrastructure over the last decade. Existing roads in the city currently carry an average of 8,000 commuters an hour in each direction. The city experiences high traffic during peak hours that leads to long hours of traffic jams along with increased pollution.

The Pune Metro aims to provide a solution to the above issues by offering a safe and eco-friendly journey with a 50% reduction in travel time. When complete, in 2022, Pune’s Metro network will comprise three rail corridors with a total length of 54.5km. Construction of the first two phases is currently underway, while the third phase was approved for construction by the government of Maharashtra in October 2018.


Alstom wins Rs.700 crore contracts for Mumbai and Pune Metros

Date : March 29, 2019

Mumbai: Alstom has bagged Rs.700 crore contracts to the Mumbai and Pune metros, under which it will supply CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) technology to 3 upcoming metro lines in the Mumbais and 2 upcoming metro lines in Pune in the state.

More Information:

  • The company said in a statement, the Rs.700 crore contracts include equipping theMumbai Metro lines 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar), 2B (DN Nagar to Mankhurd) and 7(Andheri East to Dahisar) and the 1st and 2nd metro lines in Pune, with Urbalis 400 CBTC technology.
  • For the Mumbai Metro, the contract was awarded by the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation), to provide the CBTC signalling system as well as a state-of-the-art telecommunication system for the 3 elevated lines.
  • The signalling scope includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400, supply and commissioning of on-board equipment for 63 coaches.
  • The telecommunications scope includes public address systems, passenger information display, fibre optic transmission, CCTV, and access control systems.
  • For Pune Metro, the contract awarded by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation(MahaMetro), for providing the CBTC technology for the 2 corridors, to control 31 trains on the 32 km-long stretch, allowing them to run at higher frequencies and speed.
  • Alain Spohr, Managing Director for Alstom India and South Asia said,”Our technologies will help enhance the quality of life in both these cities.”

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Some Past Related Updates which might interest you :

16 Feb, 2019: Material Testing Laboratory inaugurated for Pune Metro Rail Project

29 Jan, 2019: French Development Agency to extend 245 Million Euro loan for Pune Metro Project

22 Jan, 2019: MahaMetro set up War Room for monitoring Pune Metro Rail project

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