Alpine Has Completed „Yellow River Diversion Projekt“ in China

Published: October 19, 2011; 14:20 · (Vindobona)

The 25,386-meter Pinglu Tunnel, part of a gigantic water supply project designed to supply China’s dry regions with water from the “Yellow River,” was completed after five years of construction, reported the Austrian constriction company Alpine.

The 50-million-euro project employed up to 400 workers on the construction site in China. The 85,000 concrete segments used to line the tunnel were produced in a prefabricated component plant specially built for this purpose. The tunnel boring machine has drilled through the mountain pervaded with 25 kilometers of fault zone since September 2006. The Pinglu Tunnel is the longest tunnel…

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