M’sian technology goes to Sydney

Deep digger: A TBM breakthrough being celebrated at the Ampang Park MRT Station site at Kuala Lumpur in this file picture.

PETALING JAYA: The foray into artificial intelligence in mechanised tunnelling has reaped Gamuda Bhd dividends as it is now in the driver’s seat to construct a portion of Sydney’s underground metro network.

In a statement earlier this week, Minister of Transport and Veterans for the New South Wales government, David Elliott, announced that Australia will have its first autonomous tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be deployed to build a pair of metro tunnels, each running for 9km.

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