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Tunnelling innovation on HS2

HS2’s main works contractor, Align, has developed robotic arms to automate the hazardous process of removing wooden spacers – effectively packaging material – from between tunnel lining segments arriving down the tunnel.

This video from HS2 Ltd explains all.

The Align joint venture – a team made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick – has to bore 10 miles of twin tunnels under the Chilterns.

Video uploaded on 04/11/2020 12:00am.

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