Excavation of Turkey’s longest water tunnel came to an end on December 18, 2018. To get there, a 5.56 m (18.2 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM and the contractor JV of Kolin/Limak had to overcome dozens of major fault zones and water pressures u [...]
On October 4, 2018, onlookers watched as a 3.8 m (12.5 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM completed its epic journey. The TBM, christened “Driller Mike”, after local rapper and activist “Killer Mike”, overcame extremely hard rock conditions along [...]
A 13.7 m (44.87 ft) diameter Robbins Slurry machine launched on September 18, 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan. The massive machine is the country’s first foreign-made large diameter Slurry TBM to excavate hard rock in Japan. [...]
On August 29, 2018, a 9.26 m (30.4 ft) diameter Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM broke through at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT). [...]
Nepal’s first tunnel boring machine, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Robbins Double Shield, is living up to the nation’s high expectations. The TBM, supplied in summer 2017 for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP), recently bored over 1, [...]
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