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Strabag to bore 15km Canadian tunnel

31 Aug 11 Strabag has won the contract to build a CA$290m (£181m) wastewater tunnel in the Toronto area for the Regional Municipality of York.

The contract for the 15km tunnel comes just a few weeks after Strabag celebrated the breakthrough of a 10km tunnel beneath Niagara Falls in Ontario.

The new contract involves the tunnel, 16 shafts and bio-filters to clean the air and remove odours, as well as the upgrade of a nearby 3km stretch of road. Tunnelling will be performed using four Caterpillar Tunnelling Canada Corporation tunnel boring machines with a diameter of 3.6m, provided by the client.

Strabag CEO Hans Peter Haselsteiner said: “We have spent nearly five years working on a water tunnel at Niagara Falls with the world’s largest hard rock tunnel boring machine. Now, following completion of the tunnelling works, we can turn to new projects and challenges. I am pleased for our employees who have settled into their new lives in Canada and can now remain there. They have done a good job and the administration of York Region is convinced of the quality of their work in Canada.”

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