Tunnel Business Magazine

AUG 2018

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Measurand Celebrates 25th Anniversary TUNNELINGONLINE.COM TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // AUGUST 2018 The York City De- partment of Environ- mental Protection (DEP) on July 12 announced plans for a $1.2 billion tunneling project that will improve opera- tional flexibility between facilities that are vital to the drinking water supply for more than 9 million people in the City and West- chester County. The public works project will b ter-supply tun- neling effort in Westchester County since the 1940s, and its construction will create hun- dreds of jobs for local laborers. Construction on the first elements of the project is expected to start in approximately five years. The centerpiece of the project – known as the Kensico-Eastview Connection (KEC) – will be a 2-mile-long tunnel between Kensico Reservoir and the Catskill-Delaware Ultra- violet Light Disinfection Facility in Eastview. The new aqueduct will provide an additional conveyance between these vital components of the water supply, giving DEP the ability to take other facilities out of service for periodic maintenance and inspection. The KEC project will include construction of the new tunnel, facilities to draw water from Kensico Reservoir and move water into the ultraviolet plant, and other infrastruc- ture work. In 2017, DEP collected soil and bedrock samples from the area to support the design of the project, which has already be- gun. Construction on the first portions of the KEC project are expected to start in approxi- mately five years; work on the tunnel itself is expected to begin around 2025. DEP expects to finish the project around 2035. The tunnel will stretch approximately 2 miles from an intake chamber on the west- ern side of Kensico Reservoir to a connection point at the ultraviolet disinfection facility. DEP expects the finished tunnel to measure approximately 27 ft in diameter and run 400 to 500 ft below ground. The tunnel will be large enough to carry a maximum of 2.6 billion gallons of water each day. Its design accounts for future growth in the City and Westchester County, the potential addition of treatment facilities, and the need to period- ically take other aqueducts out of service for maintenance or inspection. Arup is assisting DEP under a design augmentation contract. NYC DEP Announces Plans for $1.2B Tunneling Project in Westchester County B U S I N E S S B R I E F S 1 4 The shares of Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resourc- es industries, have started trading daq Stockholm in Sweden. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company fol- lowing its separation from the Atlas Copco Group. "We are excited to begin our jour- ney as an independent company," said Turgay Ozan, President of Epiroc USA LLC, headquartered in Commerce City, Colorado. "We are proud of our long and productive heritage in the Atlas Copco Group. At the same time, we look forward to serving our customers in an even more focused way." Atlas Copco announced in Janu- ary 2017 that the Group would split into two companies in 2018: Atlas Copco, focusing on industrial customers, and Epiroc, focusing on mining, infrastructure and natural resources customers. In the United States, Epiroc began operating as an independent business on Dec. 1, 2017. The Annual Gener eting of Atlas Copco AB decided on April 24, 2018, to distribute all shares of Epiroc AB to the shareholders of At- las Copco AB. Epiroc serves customers in the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries in more than 150 countries. With cutting-edge technology, the company develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world- class service and consumables. As a leading productivity partner, Epiroc focuses on providing solu- tions that enhance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency for its cus- tomers. For instance, the company is advancing the drive toward fossil- free mines with its growing fleet of battery-operated mining vehicles, and it is at the forefront of automa- tion solutions for the industry. Epiroc Becomes Fully Independent Company e a s u r a n d , based in Frederic- - wick, started 25 years ago with two employees working in a garage workshop and eventually grew to sell over 100,000 meters of its flagship product, ShapeArray. President and founder Lee Danisch started the company in a small work- shop in 1993, first designing fiber optic and bend-sensing technology prod- ucts to capture motion of the human body. Inspired by positive customer fee and began to de- velop products for the geotechnical industry. Introduced in 2006, Shape- Array changed the course of the com- pany, quickly bec and's flagship product, and ultimately sell- ing over 100,000 meters worldwide. and improved geotechnical monitoring by creating a product that was easy to install and produced au- tomated data in real-time. "Everything I'm doing is to try to make this kind of measurement really easy for people to perform," Danisch said. "It's exciting to see ShapeArray in places like the Canadian oil sands and major construction projects all over the world, reducing risk and pro- moting safety." ShapeArray is used to monitor deformation of soil and structures like dams, tunnels, walls, and build- ings. ShapeArray is a completely automated shape-measuring instru- ment on a reel, which has set a new standard for ease of installation and 360 x 360-degree range of orienta- tion. ShapeArray data are available in real-time, enabling engineers and designers to reduce risk and save money by making smarter, faster decisions. ShapeArray enables an integrated, streamlined approach to reducing risk. Today and employs over 60 people in Fredericton and holds over 20 global patents.

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