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Moving “Veronica” through Manila

Heavy machinery: DB Schenker transported a tunnel borer on the Philippines which will be used to help improve water supplies in the metropolis Manila

Photo: iStock / MoMorad

DB Schenker recently successfully transported a 100-ton tunnel boring machine on the Philippines, paving the way for the start of a major infrastructure venture in this emerging economy in East Asia. The “Angat Water Transmission Improvement Project” aims to improve the water supply in Metro Manila. The capital’s metropolitan region is home to around 13 million people. Named Veronica, the tunnel boring machine is a key component in the project, which involves excavating a new tunnel between two reservoirs to address the growing need for water in Metro Manila. DB Schenker took delivery of the behemoth, designed and constructed by the Italian company CMC di Ravenna, in the Port of Manila and transported it to its operating site north of the city by special truck. The logistics service provider launched its national company in the Philippines in 2007 and is represented at 39 locations, where it employs more than 1,200 people.