We are pleased to announce that “San’ah” Metro Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) arrived to its second station- 5C1 in King Abdel-Aziz Road- on Thursday February 2016 at 4:15 pm.
The machine completed approximately 3.1 km out of its designated 4.9 km within line 5 (Green line). This distance translates into three stations. The arrival of the machine to its second station marks a major milestone as we are ahead of tunneling excavation schedule.
“San’ah” will continue to drill the Northern section of line 5 (Green Line) until it reaches Riyadh Airbase Roundabout. There it will meet our second Tunnel which is being excavated by “Dafrah” TBM– the first Metro TBM to start drilling in the Riyadh Metro Project – completing Line 5 (12.9 km) tunnel.
Jaime Freyre – FAST Project Director stated “ San’ah TBM arrival to 5C1 station marks a major milestone in our tunneling work, first it means that we are ahead of planned schedule and second it marks the fact that we are getting closer to starting the next stage-Tracks Works. We continue to achieve these milestones because our goals (safety, People, Cost, Quality, and Schedule) are clear, simple, and paramount to us.”