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Río Subterráneo a Lomas Tunnel

Río Subterráneo a Lomas Tunnel

Río Subterráneo a Lomas tunnel is a 13.5-kilometer-long tunnel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which will transport drinking water from the newly expanded General Belgrano Water Treatment Plant in Bernal’s Quilmes area to the city of Lomas de Zamora.

Being the main element of the Agua Sur system, a water supply project in Argentina, the tunnel is the country’s largest water infrastructure project in the last 40 years. This new system will provide 2.5 million inhabitants in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area’s southern region access to freshwater.

For this significant project, Dextra supplied soft eyes reinforced with GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) bars to facilitate the penetration of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) through a reinforcement cage.

The project required two boring machines to be launched and received from shafts. The tunnel was excavated at an average depth of 25 meters, starting with a curve with a radius of about 400 meters, and moving along a largely straight alignment, with a maximum slope of +/- 2 percent.

The first launch shaft is composed by 4 circular sectors that interconnected with each other in the bottom area. The total length of the shaft is around 45 meters long, 12 meters wide, and 25 meters high.

The whole project is anticipated to take approximately 10 years to complete.

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At every moment of your customer journey, Dextra teams dedicate themselves to the production of smart construction solutions that allow our customers to reach higher productivity and safety levels on their construction sites.

Dextra holds physical stocks on several continents, complemented in each country by the local inventories of our distributors. With this extended network, Dextra makes sure our products are always at reach no matter where our partners are.

For solutions that require to be customized, Dextra can also go beyond our standard delivery times and offer accelerated delivery schemes. Consult us for more information.

From 3 major industrial sites located in Bangkok (Thailand), Guangzhou (China), and Pune (India), Dextra completely owns its manufacturing facilities and processes. This allows us to have complete control over the timing of our operations and the quality of the solutions produced.

An independently accredited material testing laboratory, accredited to ISO-IEC17025, is located at Dextra’s main Bangkok factory, allowing the testing of material and products.

Dextra aims to supply products that exceed the most demanding international technical approvals and it is our goal to create maximum customer satisfaction by complying with our clients’ needs and specified requirements.

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