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Thursday, 17 March 2016 13:47

Nicholson Construction: Dorsey the TBM Breaks Through for Nicholson in Miami

After a ten-month, 5,200 foot long underground journey, Dorsey the ten-foot diameter Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) made his much anticipated appearance on Fisher Island last month.

Dorsey’s arrival marked a significant milestone for the Norris Cut project, which involved the replacement of an existing force main from the Virginia Key Central District Wastewater Treatment Plan (CDWWTP) under Biscayne Bay Norris Cut to Fisher Island.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department awarded Nicholson Construction the $72.1 million dollar design-build contract in January of 2014. Nicholson served as the General Contractor for the project, working closely with sister company and tunnel construction manager Bessac and tunnel design firm, ARUP. AECOM served as the primary consultant for the Miami-Date Water and Sewer Department.

This is the second tunneling project for Bessac in the United States after successfully completing the Ellis Avenue Tunnel in Los Angeles. The project is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2016.

Find more details in Nicholson Construction news page!

 

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