Magni builds Latin America's longest tunnel
Magni is once again working on one of the most important construction sites overseas. We are talking about the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri tunnel project, the longest tunnel ever built in Latin America.
Started in December 2015, the Guillermo Gaviria Echeverri road tunnel project and its access routes will see the light in 2026, after the pre-construction, construction, operation and maintenance phases will be completed. 9.84 kilometres long, it will become the longest tunnel ever built in Latin America.
The tunnel has been divided into two sections: Section 1 was conceived by the Government of Antioquia and the Major’s Office of Medellín, and Section 2 is under the responsibility of the National Government for the benefit of the municipalities of Cañasgordas, Giraldo and Santa Fe de Antioquia.
Section 2 will comprise 11 tunnels, 13 bridges, 4 false tunnels and 12.5 kilometres of open railways. The aim is to improve connectivity between Medellín and the Urabá region of Antioquia and, in general, the department of Antioquia with the centre of the country and the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Thus, transport optimisation will facilitate foreign trade and the flow of goods within the national market.
The Antioquia Al Mar Consortium (made up of the companies Estyma S.A., FCC S.A., CASS Constructores S.A.S., y Carlos Alberto Solarte) took charge of the project on 11 December 2015, signing with the Secretariat of Infrastructure of the Department of Antioquia.
Supplied by our local dealer Gruas Japonesas, the RTH 5.18 Magni is working in tunnel 4 section 2. On this job site, the machine is busy pouring concrete to stabilise the portal and the tunnel section, installing the arches, and topographically monitoring and marking the points for installing the stringers. To perform this job, the machine was also equipped with an extendable rotating platform 4.5 (ATT-01-007) and 5 ton forks (ATT-03-001).
In addition to its performance (5 ton capacity and 17,56 m lifting height), this RTH model was chosen because of its versatility. In fact, this type of machine can carry out different jobs on the construction site by simply changing the attachment equipped. This results in a substantial optimisation in terms of efficiency and a significant reduction in equipment costs.
To find out more about our range of rotating telehandlers for the construction industry, visit the product page of our website or consult our dedicated range catalogue.
Picture Credit: Gobernación de Antioquia