Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

In September, after they finished driving one of the tunnels, they had to move the Herrenknecht driving shield to the opposite end of the trench. So, the shiled had to pass the almost completed metro station. Let’s see how they did it.

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Herrenknecht S-402. Vystavochny Tsentr Metro Station. Kiev. 2-9 September, 2011.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The following day.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Let’s see what’s inside. On the left there is a lifting screw; in the center you see an erector arm tunnel driver (see it working in the timelapse video starting from 2:21).

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Installation of another block (the shield moved only by its own thrusters).

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The thrusters set against the blocks for the shield to push itself forward.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

It’s huge!

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The KrAZ carrying new blocks.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

A telpher conveyer.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Parallel with pushing the shield, they restore the faceplate.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

‘Kiev Metro’.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Maximum speed of the shield is 30 meters a day.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The shield is now in the future engineering and utility services room.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The shield’s length is about 80 meters.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Handling dollies from the inside.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

The Wirth shield started its journey in October.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

There are some recent photos of the station. Take a look. It is almost completed.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

A ventillation installation.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

They decorate the columns with black and white marble. Very interesting.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

One of the passages.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Above the station.

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station

Location: Kiev

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2 thoughts on “Pushing The Driving Shield Through A Metro Station”

  1. would be a lot more exciting if they showed the drill doing what it was meant to do. yanno. drilling. instead of just pushing it a few feet

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