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Big hitter: An 8.39m diameter Herrenknecht pressure balanced TBM was chosen to take on this challenging drive

Growth factor

Transport links to the expanding Port of Antwerp have reached saturation point. The port’s right bank has good transport links but no room to expand. The left bank, separated by the River Schelde, has room to develop but rail routes are constrained by a bottleneck further south.

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