Musk explores future in utility tunnelling

The Boring Company founder Elon Musk says the company will eventually be involved with a variety of tunnelling projects, including utility excavation.

According to Forbes, Mr Musk told the audience at the National League of Cities 2018 City Summit that despite the company currently working on a revolutionary transport project, it would still engage with more traditional projects, like sewer tunnel construction.

The Boring Company is also going to do tunnelling for, like, water transport, sewage, electrical,” said Mr Musk, according to Forbes.

“We’re not going to turn our noses up at sewage tunnels. We’re happy to do that too.”

This year’s City Summit was attended by more than 3,800 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from across 50 states and the District of Columbia when it was held in Los Angeles, California.

On 16 November, Mr Musk shared videos on social media of a company tunnel boring machine (TBM) breaking through, completing the tunnel the company has been construction under Los Angeles, US.

In congratulating the company on the completion of the project, called the technology “cutting edge”.

In July last year, announced the company has started the construction of the first of what he said will be many tunnels in Los Angeles.

For more information visit The Boring Company website.

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