The first of two Slurry TBMs, a rebuilt 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter machine, passed its factory acceptance on September 4, 2017 in Singapore. The machine, fitted with a Robbins cutterhead and outer shields, is destined for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 under cont [...]
Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Double Shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP). The Robbins TBM underwent its Factory Acceptance Testing in July 2017 and is currently being [...]
On June 8, 2017, a select group of project officials, including Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, celebrated the final breakthrough of an epic tunneling project. The 8.7 m (28.5 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover TBM is the first such hybrid machine [...]
A Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM measuring 9.26 m (30.4 ft) in diameter underwent factory acceptance on May 30, 2017 for the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT) in Akron. The TBM, which includes features of both EPB and Hard Rock Single Shield TBM types, is [...]
The Robbins Company has recently been selected by the Obayashi-Taisei-Kosei JV to build a hard rock Slurry TBM for the Hiroshima Expressway Line 5. The machine is 13.67 meters in diameter and will be the first Slurry TBM of such large diameter to excavate [...]
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