Permanent Tunnelling Projects

East Side Access Tunnel – New York Copy
  • Country United States
  • Client Metropolitan Transport Authority
  • Client contractor Frontier Kemper
  • Main consultant Gall Ziegler Consultants
  • Year of completion 2015
  • Sector Transportation - Rail
Project Description

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) East Side Access project is the biggest transportation infrastructure project being implemented in North America. Construction works for the $10.17bn project began in 2002 and are scheduled for completion in December 2022. East Side Access project involves the expansion of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the busiest commuter railroad in the US. It will provide an alternative new stop for all the 11 LIRR branches at a new terminal and concourse being built beneath Grand Central Terminal (GCT) and include 11 miles (17.7km) of tunnelling works at Queens Borough and Manhattan.

Scope of Work

PBE was awarded the contract to provide a Leaky Feeder Communication System

Heathrow Main and Cargo Tunnel refurbishment Copy
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Client Heathrow Airport Authority
  • Client contractor VVB Engineering Services
  • Main consultant Atkins & Mott Macdonald
  • Year of completion 2015
  • Sector Transportation - Airports
Project Description

The project involves the refurbishment of the main airport road tunnel and cargo tunnel at Heathrow. This entailed the replacement of most of the mechanical and electrical systems

Scope of Work

After the successful completion and delivery of the detailed design, PBE was awarded the contract for the supply, testing and commissioning of the radio communication equipment, public and domestics radio re-broadcast equipment, with emergency voice break in, GSM and PCN mobile phone re-broadcast, radiating cable and distributed antenna system.