In Buryatia (Russia), along the Baikal-Amur Railway, preparations are ongoing for the second stage of construction on the 15-km Severomuisky Tunnel. The Severomuisky Tunnel 2 Project Company, created by Dmitry Bosov’s Sibanthracite Group, is building the tunnel. The Sibanthracite Group is working at its own expense and with private funds, foregoing government funding. The tunnel, which will run parallel to the current Severomuisky Tunnel and add a second track, is meant to address the problem of low railway capacity to the Far East.
Dmitry Bosov and Sibanthracite Group are passionate about improving Russian infrastructure to allow the company, and others, to meet the needs of a growing economy in China, India and southeast Asia. A privately funded project like the Severomuisky Tunnel 2 plan is critical to meeting the rapidly changing global economy in the 21st century.
Plant construction is underway to produce reinforced concrete tunnel lining (tubing) which tunnel boring machines will place directly on the walls of the tunnel during the boring process. Korea Mould, one of the global leaders in designing and supplying equipment for tubing plants, is cooperating on plant construction. The company has handled more than 100 major infrastructure projects throughout South Korea, Singapore, Australia, India, Turkey, and the Middle East.
In January of this year, at Korea Mould’s global headquarters located in Imson, Republic of Korea, a meeting took place between experts from the TransTunnelGroup (general contractor for Severomuisky Tunnel 2 construction) and representatives of Korea Mould. During that meeting, they discussed the final stage of assembly line construction and the segment molds for manufacturing the tubing. A shipment with the first batch of equipment is scheduled for mid-February 2020. The main building should be ready in March when Korea Mould’s entire tubing assembly line will be delivered.