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Megacities

Underground pipe and cable installation as well as the handling of old or no longer required line networks is a major challenge for the world’s big cities. The topic world „Megacities“ deals with trenchless solutions for pipeline installation and maintenance in Megacities.
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Herrenknecht supplies 15 tunnel boring machines to Doha
27.02.2014 - The State of Qatar is pursuing a large and ambitious vision destined to provide the highest standards of living to the country and its citizens by the year 2030. An important component for this is a modern transport infrastructure. Consequently the c...
Deep Hard Rock Tunneling in India achieves a New High
15.11.2013 - Deep below Mumbai, a Robbins 6.25 m (20.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM is excavating for the 8.3 km (5.2 mi) Mumbai Water Tunnel. The hard rock machine, for the joint venture contractor Unity-IVRCL, has been reaching impressive advance rates, including...
Robbins breaks into the Brazilian Market
16.08.2013 - As part of Brazil’s massive metro program, Metro Fortaleza will be the first to utilize Robbins TBMs in the country. Four 6.92 m (22.7 ft) Robbins Earth Pressure Balance Machines (EPBs) have been purchased by the Brazilian Government’s Se...
Herrenknecht delivers tunnel boring machine for the new Bosporus crossing
15.08.2013 - A large-diameter road tunnel will cross beneath the strait in Istanbul and expand the infrastructure bottleneck between Europe and Asia. The technical planning of the tunnelling operations poses complex challenges. Therefore, the construction consort...
Robbins Record Breaker races through Rock
24.07.2013 - A speedy machine in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA recently achieved a new victory in its long career: A world record advance in 24 hours. The record rate occurred on June 12, 2013 when the machine achieved 124.7 m (409 ft) of excavation in 24 hours--a ...
Fast production utilising pipe reduction in the city of Adelaide
18.07.2013 - TT Asia Pacific was recently contacted by leading pipe renewal specialists, Interflow, to discuss the benefits of their GRUNDOBURST pipe rehabilitation systems for an exciting project they were commissioned to undertake on behalf of SA Water in the c...
Robbins Record Breaker finishes up at Moscow’s Massive Metro
12.06.2013 - On Friday May 24, the first of three Robbins EPBs excavating the Moscow Metro made its breakthrough. City officials and contractors were celebrating not only the early finish, but also the record-breaking achievements of the 6.2 m (20.3 ft) diameter...
Robbins Slurry TBM emerges from below Zhanjiang Bay
20.02.2013 - After advancing up to 392 m (1,290 ft) per month, Robbins’ speedy Slurry TBM made a photo finish in China’s southernmost city. The 6.26 m (20.5 ft) diameter machine broke through at the end of 2012, and the pipeline is slated to become op...
Infrastructures for tomorrow from egeplast
20.02.2013 - The global population is growing, and with it megacities are growing in height. Skyscrapers with more than 100 storeys have long been no rarity. In coming years metropolises will continue to expand, thereby placing enormous challenges on infrastructu...
New Asia Pacific Office brings Robbins TBMs Down Under
14.02.2013 - A new Robbins office, opened in the last quarter of 2012, is providing coverage for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Indonesia. The subsidiary, Robbins Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., joins a second Asia Pacific office based in Hong Kong.  ...
Herrenknecht opens service branch in Abu Dhabi
14.01.2013 - Herrenknecht AG responds to the high demand for micromachines and comprehensive services in the Gulf region by opening a full-service branch in Abu Dhabi in November 2012. The new company, Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems LLC, offers top level machine...
Multiple TBMs prepare for Wintery Tunneling under Moscow
15.11.2012 - Mixed ground, freezing temperatures, and compact urban jobsites are just a few of the challenges for Moscow's epic metro development scheme. The program calls for 150 km (93.2 mi) of new metro lines within the next eight years—a rate of construct...
SPR Europe rehabilitates circulation lines of the treatment plant in Berlin
13.11.2012 - Often, in addition to cost considerations, site conditions can make open construction impossible. For the rehabilitation of the three 900 mm circulation lines at the Berliner Wasserbetriebe treatment plant in Berlin-Ruhleben, Germany, the constant hy...
Herrenknecht supplies first TBM for metro construction in Rio De Janeiro
12.10.2012 - Herrenknecht AG is supplying a tunnel boring machine with a diameter of 11.46 meters for the construction of the new metro line 4 in Rio de Janeiro. It will contribute to relieving the traffic routes in the metropolitan area. At the company's hea...
High-Powered Robbins TBMs jump start Jollyville
27.09.2012 - Deep below Austin, Texas, USA, the sprawling Jollyville Transmission Main is set to dramatically increase capacity of the city's main drinking water reservoir. The 10.5 km (6.5 mi) waterway is being constructed using three TBMs, including two Ro...
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