March 31st 2010 -
The TBM is at 6,469.5 meters. There is up to 1 meter over-break. Elevation is 91 meters below the surface. Daily mining average is 15 meters.
The Invert Concrete Carrier is at 4,525 meters.
The Overbreak/Restoration Carrier is at 800 meters. This operation will be between 800 meters and 1,400 meters for a period of time as the carrier has to go back and forth several times.
Note that the overbreak filler has been stuck at exactly the same place for months!
Note that nobody is talking about the final cost anymore. That's because they're not holding the contractor to anything. OPG is paying cost-plus, and the contractor is happy-happy. They've opened up a full tap to the 'Stranded Asset' debt machine, and everything is full blast! We may never know the cost, since sucking on debt has always been off the books.