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Achievements celebrated in 2019 ITA Awards
Projects of complex design and construction and outstanding developments in safety and innovation are selected as the best of the best and recipients of the Brunel Trophy in the 2019 ITA Awards
Publication Date: Nov 2019 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Tracking the world's mega-TBMs
New orders update the TunnelTalk table of TBMs in the world of more than 14m in diameter
Publication Date: Mar 2019 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
In search of the ideal TBM specification
Over-specifying and under-specifying the technical details of TBMs is a widespread problem in the industry, one that Lok Home, President of The Robbins Company has advice to offer on the subject
Publication Date: Jun 2018 | Author: Lok Home, President, The Robbins Company
Rebuilt TBMs - are they as good as new?
Does the mileage under the belt of a TBM really disqualify it for new projects, or does a difference in machine performance have more to do with the TBM design - whether new or rebuilt?
Publication Date: May 2018 | Author: Lok Home, President and CEO, The Robbins Company
TBM excavation begins for Kuala Lumpur Line 2
Excavation of twin tube running tunnels for Line 2 begins with launch of the first of 12 TBMs to link 11 underground stations on the 13.5km long central underground section of the second line of the Klang Valley metro line in Kuala Lumpur
Publication Date: Mar 2018 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Rebuilt main beam for water diversion in Chicago
Rebuilt Robbins main beam TBM completes Albany Park water diversion tunnel Chicago USA
Publication Date: Mar 2018 | Author: Robbins News Release
Mixed ground TBM ready for Mumbai Metro
Robbins slurry TBM passes factory acceptance ahead of excavation on Mumbai Metro Line 3
Publication Date: Sep 2017 | Author: Desiree Willis, Technical Writer, The Robbins Company
Water-inflow challenge for hybrid TBM
Breakthrough on the southern tube of the 4.15km Ejpovice rail tunnel by Metrostav/Subterra using a Herrenknecht hybrid EPB/rock TBM for mixed ground conditions
Publication Date: Jul 2016 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Demonstrating the value of refurbished TBMs
Strabag launches a veteran 32-year-old Robbins Main Beam TBM for excavation of the 6.3km-long Mid-Halton Outfall tunnel in Ontario, Canada
Publication Date: Oct 2015 | Author: Desiree Willis, Technical Writer, The Robbins Company
TBMs and conveyors - a speedy combination
Nearly 75% of TBM world record rates of progress have been set using continuous conveyor mucking systems with the combination proving the point again recently in Indianapolis where a Robbins 6.2m diameter main beam TBM and continuous conveyor system achieved record daily, weekly and monthly rates.
Publication Date: Apr 2015 | Author: Robbins News Release
Adapting TBMs to the Singapore environment
Six Robbins EPBMs are working in Singapore on the Downtown Line Stage 3 project, each of them designed to suit the particular contracting practices of the island state’s LTA Land Transportation Agency MRT client, including disassembly of the machines within the completed blind hole headings and withdrawal of the components, including the cutterheads, which are supplied in two parts bolted together, back through the tunnel for reassembly in a new shield for parallel drives
Publication Date: Oct 2014 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
End in sight for Crossrail TBMs
Multiple TBM breakthroughs as Crossrail TBMs make landmark progress in London
Publication Date: Sep 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
TBM excavation for critical Norway rail link
Norwegian Rail Administration Jernbanekervet awards parallel tube of 7.8km Ulriken Tunnel that connects Arna and Bergen to a joint venture of Skanska and Strabag. TBM excavation will be used on a Norwegian rail tunnel for the first time in 25 years.
Publication Date: May 2014 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Third breakthrough completes Texas water line
Final breakthrough achieved on Jollyville Transmission Main project in Austin, Texas, for Southland Contracting
Publication Date: Oct 2013 | Author: Desiree Willis, Technical Writer, The Robbins Company
Ground conditions favor Indianapolis progress
Rapid progress for contractor Shea/Kiewit as favorable ground conditions assist underground TBM excavation of Indianpolis Deep Rock Connector Tunnel for client Citizens Energy Group
Publication Date: Aug 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Rapid excavation breaks through in Brisbane
Transcity JV of Ghella, BMD Constructions and Acciona achieve first breakthrough on Brisbane Legacy Way traffic tunnel project in Australia
Publication Date: Apr 2013 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Brisbane advances vital traffic link
Second TBM launched on Legacy Way traffic tunnel in Brisbane Australia for Transcity consortium of Ghella BMD Constructions and Acciona
Publication Date: Nov 2012 | Author: Transcity News Release
Rebuilt TBMs launch on Brisbane traffic tunnel
Transcity consortium of Ghella BMD Constructions and Acciona launch first TBM for Brisbane Legacy Way traffic tunnel in Australia
Publication Date: Aug 2012 | Author: Peter Kenyon, TunnelTalk
Crossrail station contract shortlists - TunnelTalk
Click on the logos to enter the websites of those who have opened the door for direct access and exploration
Publication Date: Apr 2011 | Author: TunnelTalk reporting
Mobilization of Seattle's U-Link extension
Two running tunnel contracts and contracts to build two underground stations have mobilized for construction of the new University Link extension to Seattle's light rail transit system. Sound Transit has applied the experience of the Beacon Hill underground section on the 14-mile (22.5km) Central Link system that opened last year to the specification of the TBMs and their operation. TunnelTalk visited the tunneling contractors in June to know of their plans of attack.
Publication Date: Jul 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
TBM completes first Amsterdam Metro drive
It is only 12.5% of the TBM tunnelling needed, but completion of the first TBM drive for construction of Amsterdam's new North-South Metro Line earlier this week is a milestone. The initial 720m drive by the 6.83m diameter Herrenknecht Mixshield from the working shaft in front of the city's main Centraal railway station to the first underground station box at Rokin passed close to the foundations of important historic city buildings - among them the 'Beurs van Berlage', the old Exchange building designed by Berlage, and the famous Bijenkorf department store - and all is well.
Publication Date: Jul 2010 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Foundation for building a new Ashgabat
Top-class EPB tunnelling in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, has created the first elements of a utility network for transfer of sewage and drainage water, distribution of fresh water, and the laying of electricity and telecommunication cabling
Publication Date: Feb 2006 | Author: Shani Wallis, TunnelTalk
Record setting TBMs on Yellow River drives
Four tunnel boring machines working on the Yellow River Diversion project in Shanxi Province in China are setting record rates of performance and advance.
Publication Date: Jan 2001 | Author: Shani Wallis, Editor
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