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Published: Minimal Disturbance: Milestone Project Tests Capabilities of Microtunnelling

June 24, 2019

By Anil Dean

How to design for the largest diameter microtunnelling project in North America as featured in Trenchless Technology Canada

Important insights from Metro Vancouver’s Milestone Microtunnelling Project – the South Surrey Interceptor. In order to accommodate growth and enhance environmental protection, often water utilities need to get creative to find capacity solutions. In this instance, twinning a second sewer line and getting there using a microtunnel boring machine was the answer. The path to a successful microtunnel installation starts well before the first pipe is ever pushed into the ground. In this article, Trenchless Technology magazine showcases the South Surrey Interceptor Johnson Road Phase 2 project and its path towards successfully navigating past, and through, many obstacles in what might be the largest diameter microtunnelling project in North America. 

Read full article in Trenchless Technology.

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