Moscow set the world record on simultaneous work on tunneling shields


The Guinness World Records set the record on the largest amount of tunneling shields simultaneously working in one project – under the program of Moscow metro development, said Andrey Bochkarev, the deputy mayor of Moscow in the Moscow government on urban planning issues

“The Guinness World Records set the world record on quantity of simultaneously working  tunneling shields in metro construction. Now there are 23 tunneling shields on different construction sites. No other world megacity has so many simultaneously working  machines”, – Andrey Bochkarev said.

48 witnesses registered the world record recording work of all tunneling shields at the same time on 23 metro construction sites in Moscow. A judge issued a decision on setting new record after examination of evidence.

Mars Gazizullin, the general director of JSC Mosinzhproekt (a single operator on design and construction of new metro lines), noted that such active tunneling works require high professional skills and personal courage of metro builders, sufficient material and technical base and application of the most modern tunneling technologies.

“Such recognition of our professional achievements by the world community proves high performance of all workers of the Mosinzhproekt group of companies which had become the largest engineering holding in Russia in recent decades”, – Mars Gazizulling said.

The general director expressed gratitude to all volunteers who helped to register the record.

“Among these people who are not connected with our company there are representatives of construction field, researchers, journalists, economists and accountants. They found time to take part in this activity during the work day”, – added Mars Gazizullin, director of JSC Mosinzhproekt

We recall that starting 2011 JSC Mosinzhproekt has constructed 83 km of metro lines, 42 stations and 10 depots. Now the key project of Moscow metro construction is the Large circle line. It will include 70 km of lines and 31 stations.

Source: Moscow Construction Complex

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