14 Jan 2021
TBM operations in difficult ground
TunnelTalk reporting
When boring through the earth, even extensive Geotechnical Baseline Reports can miss fault lines, water inflows, squeezing ground, mixed face conditions, rock bursting and other geological challenges. That reality is compounded when tunnels are long, in remote locations, or under high cover.
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AMR TBM assembled for launch in India in mid-2008

In his BTS lecture, Lok Home, President of The Robbins Company will discuss three of the most challenging TBM projects in recent memory:
  • The 43.5km long AMR water tunnel in India
  • The geologically diverse Sleemanabad carrier canal also in India and
  • The Yin Han Ji Wei water diversion project in challenging rock bursting
  • conditions.
The lecture is to be broadcasted live on YouTube on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 18:00 hrs GMT/UTC and will include an online Q&A session.
Visit the BTS to know more about the British Tunnelling Society and visit its YouTube Channel for its monthly meeting recordings.
References
Reintroduction of mega-TBM advantages to India at AMR - TunnelTalk, January 2009
Hybrid EPBM for mixed drive at Sleemanabad - TunnelTalk, May 2011
Record setting TBMs on Yellow River drives - TunnelTalk, January 2001
Nepal proving TBM applicability in Himalayas - TunnelTalk, February 2019
Equipping TBMs for tough conditions - TunnelTalk, November 2019
Keep your TBM moving against the odds - TunnelTalk, June 2017

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