No haven`t been keeping my head low , had a busy day in the office , now where were we about the RNS , well if the same hole is getting used but a reinforced bit has had to be used due to some really hard rock that burnt the first bit out , could be a chunk of bed rock or something i dont know but the pilot drill which was 250mm diameter was able to get through so strange the 400mm diameter hit this hard rock , As for the machine it is VOG`S 100 tonner that is doing the crossing and is performing well , just the bit at the end burnt out , if some of you remember the channel tunnel part way through the English end hit very hard rock that took 3 x longer to get through than the French end the cutting teeth had to be replaced many times till they got through then it became easy again , VOG has the same problem but smaller bore , the hard rock may not be the whole lenth that imo is why they are saying 4 - 6 weeks .
The BoD is responsible for the results of the business. Just because they outsource an activity does not absolve them from responsibility. They must chose their contractors wisely (especially for something so business critical) & then manage their performance. This is just another operational failure and delay. But I'm sure that they will try and position it the way you present.
This is isn't VOG under taking the river crossing. So no one here can blame Foo. Britanica are to blame.. end of story. Not to mention they are also paying for the mistake. Just thank your lucky stars they agreed to get it done as soon as possible without any extra cost.
Like many on here I have sat back and not said much for weeks as I thought I would give Foo the benefit of knowing he would come up with a very good rns.
But when he does issue an rns I just wish he would give us all a little more information as to WHAT is going on, surely there must have been more customer connection or bigger / higher gas scuff over the last 3 months. It’s almost as if vog have been shut down for months and don’t have any staff on site To inform the head office what’s going on. But we all know that is the plan, keep everyone in the dark they can not make any trouble that way. Some time soon things MUST change.
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