|Posted by Conveyor belts & Rubber sheeting - Cobra Europe on March 28, 2017 at 4:25 AM|
An exciting new project has started in London, to extend the London Undergrounds, Northern Line, using Depreux Conveyor Belting! With two huge tunnel boring machines and a lot of hard work the project is set to be complete in 2020. The 90m long, tunnel boring machines have been put in place ready for work to start on the £1 Billion extension. This is the biggest project the London underground has seen since the Jubilee Line. The project is set to extend the Northern Line out to Battersea, with 2 stations, one at Nine Elms and the second at Battersea Power Station. The extension will rejuvenate the area around Battersea and attract new business, with projections forecasting around 25,000 jobs to be created. Over the next 6 months the machines are targeted to bore out over 300,000 tonnes of earth and debris, this waste will then be carried away from the tunnel boring machines on Depreux conveyor belt. The conveyor belt being used for the project is a DeltaFlam Belt, with breaker ply. This belt is flame retardant; with the steel breaker ply adding another layer of enforcement, and helping to prevent the belt from sustaining any critical surface damage. Depreux conveyor belt is used on many tunnelling projects around the world. Contact us directly for advice and further information.