Sarens moves the 650t TBM for the Warsaw Metro Line Construction
Sarens moved a tunnel boring machine (TBM) having a total
weight of 650t, which will assist in the construction of the 2nd
Metro Line of Warsaw, Poland.
Sarens moved a tunnel boring machine (TBM) having a total weight of 650t, which will assist in the construction of the 2nd Metro Line of Warsaw, Poland.
The biggest challenge was to transport elements from suburban clients yard into Warsaw which was full of obstacles including road signs, traffic lights, etc. "In many places the Sarens crew had to dismantle the obstacles and just crawl to pass by them", said Project Manager Paweł Tymiński.
Sarens deployed the below mentioned equipment to successfully carry out the transport of the TBM sections:
- Lowbed Trailer, 4 axle
- Lowbed Trailer, 3 axle
- Semi low-loader, 6 axle
- Escorting cars
The equipment was taken from the main yard of Sarens' Poland division, Sochaczew. The equipment reached the site in about two hours without the need of any additional transport or challenge. Our two truck drivers along with 4 civil escorts safely completed the transport.
The Warsaw Metro is the rapid transit system of Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. The project of expansion of the metro line to establish the 2nd line, valued at €209m, was awarded to a consortium led by an Italian construction firm Asaldi. The construction began in 2016 and is expected to end in 36 months.