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FCC takes delivery of Panama TBMs

2 Sep 11 The FCC-led consortium building line 1 of the Panama Metro has taken delivery of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) at a ceremony in the southwest German town of Schwanau.

The two TBMs, built by Herrenknecht, will arrive in Panama separately, in October and November. The machines have a diameter of almost 10m and will be used to bore a 7km tunnel to complete Panama Metro's line 1. The project, which was awarded to a consortium comprising FCC and Brazilian company Odebrecht, has a budget of more than €1bn (£880m).

At the ceremony Panama president Ricardo Martinelli announced the tender for line 2 of Panama Metro: "We are going to transform the former transport chaos in Panama into a safe, reliable system for all citizens."

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