Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, more famous in the UK for owning a football club than being a Russian businessman who did rather well out of some dodgy privatisations has reportedly ordered the world’s largest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM).

At 19 metres wide – it eclipses the current largest machine which comes in at a “puny” 15.43 metres.

To put that into context – London’s newest tube network, the Jubilee Line is 4.35 metres wide and Crossrail will be 6 metres wide.

Football fans will be relieved to know that he isn’t planning on using it on the football pitch at Chelsea.


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