Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich plans to buy the world's largest drill, sparking speculation that he intends to make a Channel Tunnel-style link between Russia and America.Abramovich is also governor of Chukotka.
Moscow media reports claim that the Russian billionaire is purchasing the £80 million drill-bit to tunnel a subterranean passage across the Bering Strait, between Siberia and Alaska.
The machine the oligarch has his eye on is 19 metres wide and eclipses by nearly five metres the world's existing biggest tunnelling drill.
Few details of the purported scheme have come to light, but industry insiders in Germany are said to believe that the plan is for a rail link between Chukotka, Siberia, and Alaska in the north-west United States.
Friday, March 28, 2008
A tunnel between US and Russia?
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has plans to purchase the world's largest tunnel drill, and there's speculation now that he wants to build a tunnel across the Bering Straits (would it be called the 'strunnel'?) between Russia and the US.