Assistant Tunnel Manager
Senior Tunnel Engineer
Completing the final TBM breakthrough for Tunnel drive (TU4), was quite challenging for various factors. Prior to the breakthrough itself, thorough checking and testing was required with tunnel crews, mechanics and electricians all working in sync as a well-oiled unit to ensure success. Surveyors helped to confirm that the TBM was positioned correctly, while the tunnel team closely coordinated with the Ampang Park Station (APPS) team to ensure both the breakthrough and the subsequent retrieval would proceed smoothly. The experience from start to finish reinforced our shared belief that teamwork is key to success in tunnelling.
As one of the earliest certified compressed air workers here in Conlay, my first compressed air dive in TBM S774, stands out as a cherished memory. My tunnel manager, Daniel Boylan, trusted and assigned me as team leader for the intervention works although I had yet to experience conditions within the excavation chamber. I’m proud to say that thanks to the steady stream of guidance via communication from the outside, I managed to lead the intervention team in achieving our objectives. Upon emerging and meeting Daniel again, he smiled proudly and said “This was how I was trained before.” It was a special moment that will stay with me forever.