Site Visit: New Orchard Station (Thomson & East Coast Line), Bachy Soletanche

17 Jul 2016 – Bachy Soletanche is currently involved in 4 stations and tunnels on the Thomson & East Coast Line, the major one being the New Orchard Station and Tunnels, an interchange station connecting the Thomson Line with the North-South Line.

On this project, Bachy Soletanche is  responsible for all complex geotechnical works including the cast in situ diaphragm walls, foundations, ground consolidation as well as tunneling and mining works below Orchard Boulevard and Ion.

On this visit, we were able to see the start of the construction of the station, the newly arrived Tunnel Boring machine, as well as the preparation works for the mining. It is a unique opportunity for those who have never seen a large underground construction project in the middle of a city to discover a new world!

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