n IMIESA - Tunnel spanning Durban harbour to cost R210-million : construction

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 2, Feb 2006, p. 25
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... A new 530-metre long municipal services tunnel is being installed 30 m below sea level to link Durban's Point and Bluff areas. The cost of the eThekwini Municipality project is R210-million. The tunnel is constructed with precast concrete segments and will rest 30 m below sea level and nine metres below the seabed. Montso Lebitsa, resident engineer: tunnel and shafts, at Goba Consulting Engineers, says: "It will replace the current immersed tube tunnel that carries services such as electrical supplies and sewage from the Point Road pump station to treatment works at the Bluff. This tube tunnel is over 50 ..

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