First publishedin World Highways
Tunnelling machines from XCMG have played a key role in driving a new tunnel in Montenegro
Tunnelling equipment from Chinese firm XCMG has played an important role in a project in Montenegro. The work was carried out by contractor CCCC Tunnel Engineering Company and involved the excavation of the Jabuka Tunnel Works. This link forms part of the North-South Expressway of Montenegro and was completed on schedule recently. The link is of note as it is the first-ever expressway in Montenegro. Due to the country’s hills, a stretch of tunnel was a necessity.
CCCC Tunnel Engineering Company opted to use two XCMG XTR260 tunnel boring machines for the task. As expected, the tunnel boring machines performed splendidly, and broke several records in the history of local project construction.