Behind the Scenes

What it takes to make a project work

Robbins visited the world-record-setting TBM at the Indiana, USA jobsite in January 2015 to get a closer look at the unique setup and conveyor system.

Robbins Marketing visits the Indianapolis Deep Rock Tunnel Connector…and, Amey’s First Time in a Tunnel

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Onsite First Time Assembly Works: Debunking the Most Common Myths

Joe Roby, Robbins Vice President – Production & Logistics, debunks the most common concerns about OFTA and discusses why the Onsite First Time Assembly method works. Learn More


Visiting Mexico City’s Newest Metro Tunnel: How the Country’s Capital is Upgrading its Aging Infrastructure

I was lucky enough to visit the jobsite of the Mexico City Metro Line 12 tunnel in October. We walked through the tunnel to view the machine, and later sat down with metro director Enrique Horcasitas of the Mexican Federal District for an interview on the current state of tunneling in Mexico. Learn More

Factory acceptance of the first of three Robbins Main Beam TBMs

Multiple Machines: The Challenges and Successes of Delivering Three TBMs for Malaysia’s Longest Water Tunnel

Simultaneous delivery of TBMs, some of the most complex machines in the construction industry, is no easy task. Robbins TBM assembly is most often a local process—one that requires skilled workers with knowledge of components designed and manufactured all over the world. Learn More