Bureau Veritas to provide NDT on Underground Mining and Tunnelling Machinery for NorthConnex and WestConnex Projects

19/09/18

Landmark infrastructure projects designed to ease urban congestion and improve connectivity often involve carving massive tunnels under our cities. Bureau Veritas has been called upon to apply our mining engineering expertise to help assure the tunnelling equipment is safe and reliable for ongoing operations.

NorthConnex
NorthConnex is a tunnel joining Sydney's M1 at Wahroonga to the M2 at West Pennant Hills. At 9km, NorthConnex will be the longest road tunnel project in Australia. Bureau Veritas provides NDT on a variety of underground mining and tunnelling machinery, looking for service induced cracking. The integrity and reliability of the tunnelling augers and machinery is critical for the operations to proceed.

WestConnex
The WestConnex project is the largest transport infrastructure project in Australia with the M4-M5 Link tunnels requiring thousands of I-beams piles to shore up to roads above the tunnel. Bureau Veritas has been contracted to supply UT and MT upon the piling to assure the weld quality and help preserve the existing infrastructure.

Written by:
Hamish Sinclair
Market Leader - Power & Utilities


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