Algiers Metro: New stations linking El Harrach to Houari Boumediene International Airport


A CREG TBM has undergone factory acceptance ahead of delivery to the Algiers Metro Extension project. The 10.5m-diameter EPBM will bore the 9.5km from El Harrach Station to Houari Boumediene International Airport. The contractor is Seli Overseas.


A spokesperson for the manufacturer said that the TBM was designed and manufactured in nine months, is capable of active articulation and negotiating a 180m curve radius.

The contract also covers nine stations and 10 ventilation shafts. Excavation is due to begin in mid-2019 and the project should be commissioned in 2021.







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