Mega project enters new phase as drilling machine surfaces being underground for 927 days
magazine - Napo, Ecuador, Feb 5 - After spending 927 days underground,
the TBM 2 machine, which drilled the first conduction tunnel of the
hydroelectric project Coca Codo Sinclair, culminated its work on
Wednesday, in the presence of Vice President Jorge Glas and some
ministers of state.
will generate 1,500 megawatts of clean energy to the country, starting
in 2016, when at least 90% of the work comes into operation.
authorities entered approximately 1,500 meters into the mountain in the
window 2, located at Camp San Luis, in canton El Chaco, in the Amazonian
province of Napo.
The machine has drilled nearly 14 kilometers out of the 24 that correspond to the first conduction tunnel.
Hector Espin, spokesman for Sinohydro, the Chinese company responsible for the
construction of the work, said there is another TBM working in the
excavation of the remaining part of the work.
He also stated that now, the megaproject is advanced by 87%. The development of the tunnel means only 25% of the work....<read more> ECUADOR NEWS MAGAZINE: Mega project enters new phase as drilling machine ...: