The City Rail Link Ltd and Link Alliance reach another huge milestone ending a 7-month journey of the tunnel boring machine (TBM), respectfully named Dame Whina Cooper.
It was great to see Mateenbar™ doing what it was made to do – allow the TBM to bore through the entry and exit walls unimpeded.
Benefits of using Mateenbar™ in soft eyes:

  • No risk of damage to the tunnel boring machine (TBM) when cutting through the reinforced concrete.
  • It’s quick and efficient to cut through, accelerating the construction schedule.
  • It’s 4x lighter than steel. This makes it quicker to install and easier to handle for workers; especially important in confined spaces where machinery can’t be used and there is more reliance on manpower.

For those outside New Zealand, Dame Whina Cooper was a highly respected kuia (Māori elder) and the incredible work on this project was a wonderful tribute to her legacy.

Thanks to Chris Brockliss for your work with Link Alliance and Complete Reinforcing on this project.

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