NFM Technologies has recently won two new tbm supply contracts, including one for the largest TBMs ever built to date in France. The giant machine with a diameter of 15.08m will be produced for the planned Caltanissetta road tunnel in Sicily on behalf of Italian company, CMC Cooperativa Muratori Cementisti Ravena, and its partner, Tecnis.
This new motorway connects Porto Empedocle to the Caltanissetta junction and aims to improve road connections to south Sicily by expanding the current regional road network.
The order includes the design, manufacture and on-site assembly of this machine, its weight of approximately 3,200 tons and its length of over 100m. The TBM is expected to be delivered to the site of the customer this autumn. It will then be used to excavate two tunnels, each with a length of 3,900m.
NFM Technologies has also recently added the supply of another TBM to ASTALDI to its list of orders. This EPBM will be used to excavate the extension to the Bucharest metro system.
The machine, with a diameter of 6.6m, will bore 4 tubes with a length of 500m. The tunnels will be located to the north west of the town, on line 4, which includes the stations of Bazilescu park and lake Străuleşti