Fraser River Deep Freeze

By October 22, 2014 No Comments

Mining of Metro Vancouver’s new Port Mann Water Main beneath the Fraser River was well underway and the TBM was approximately 650 ft from the north bank exit shaft when an unanticipated mechanical failure occurred in the cutter head, halting mining operations.  Fast-acting liquid nitrogen ground freezing  proved to be the best solution to allow safe access for inspection and repair.