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Mostostal Warszawa honored for PR activities surrounding TBM Transport

11 December 2023

Mostostal Warszawa has been recognized for its PR efforts in connection with the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) transport.

The "Złote Spinacze" is a competition organized by the Association of Public Relations Companies, aiming to highlight the best practices in external communication and public relations. Mostostal Warszawa received awards jointly with DB Schenker for their activities related to the communication of TBM transport—a machine used for tunneling on the S19 route in Podkarpacie.

Transporting the Machine

The transportation of the massive machine was a colossal undertaking that required a meticulous analysis to choose theoptimal route. The route was planned in collaboration with a team of dozens of scientists from Rzeszów University and Silesian University of Technology. The machine reached one of the largest ports in Poland, Szczecin, by sea from Santander, Spain.


Afterward, the machine components were transferred to barges and pontoons to travel along the Oder River to Opole. The next stage involved road transport from Opole to the construction site in Babica. The entire transport with the load weighed nearly 500 tons. To minimize disruptions due to road closures on the designated route, the TBM machine operated exclusively at night.

With the TBM machine's transport from Spain to Poland, we achieved a significant milestone in the construction of the tunnel, forming part of the S19 expressway.

Watch the film summarizing the TBM transport that we have prepared for you:


TBM Transport PR Activities

The transport of the TBM machine was a spectacular event, watched by the entire country. Hundreds of local residents witnessed the precision demonstrated by the transporting team.

Various stages of the transport were covered by major media outlets, resulting in 3349 publications on the subject, including materials broadcasted on major news services. Materials related to TBM were viewed by over 100 million people.

Mostostal Warszawa efforts were recognized in the "Złote Spinacze" competition in two categories: "Automotive and Transport" and "Media Relations."


Photog. MW.