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The more you know about Robbins, the better. Here’s news about our latest equipment, our innovative teams and our tunneling successes.

The world's first carbon-neutral hydropower station starts up.

Robbins Celebrates Tough Tunnels for Clean Energy

In April 2017, a ceremony was held to celebrate the commissioning of the Dariali Hydropower Project in the Republic of Georgia. Many attended the ceremony marking the first carbon-neutral hydropower project in the world, including Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Learn More

The rebuilt TBM will bore in La Ciotat, France to improve access to water supplies.

Robbins TBM Takes on Eighth Bore for Galerie des Janots Project

A Robbins TBM, recently christened “Augustine”, is being commissioned to undertake its eighth bore after being launched by contractor Eiffage Civil Engineering on March 3. The TBM, which was extensively modernized and upgraded during the rebuild for the Galerie des Janots project in La Ciotat, France, has previously completed seven other successful projects across Europe […] Learn More

Factory Acceptance of The Robbins Single Shield Hard Rock TBM for the Delaware Aqueduct.

Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel

Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the longest continuous tunnel in the world. The TBM will be used to overhaul a section of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct, a 137 km (85 mi) long tunnel that delivers about 50 percent of the City’s drinking water each day. Learn More

Join Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi Konda as they discuss EPB TBMs.

Complimentary Webinar: Performance Under Pressure

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi Konda will explore how EPB TBMs work, their various designs, and real-world applications. Learn More

As of January 2017, the Robbins Double Shield TBM had completed its 900 m (2,950 ft) long access tunnel in challenging sedimentary and volcanic rock.

Robbins Double Shield digs the Andes

Chile’s Los Condores HEPP is a high cover, hard rock challenge, with 500 m (1,640 ft) of rock above the tunnel and a high-altitude jobsite 2,500 m (8,200 ft) above sea level. As of January 2017, a 4.56 m (15.0 ft) Robbins Double Shield TBM had completed boring its 900 m (2,950 ft) long access tunnel and was well on the way to boring the first section of headrace tunnel. Learn More

The Robbins Main Beam TBM was launched October 13 to bore Atlanta's Bellwood Tunnel for emergency water supply.

Robbins TBM dubbed “Driller Mike” digs Atlanta

After an Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA) lasting just 2.5 months, Atlanta Georgia, USA’s newest TBM, dubbed “Driller Mike”, made its initial startup on October 13, 2016 and ramped up to full production two weeks later. Learn More

Be a part of the action on November 2 in a live discussion with Lok Home on difficult ground solutions.

Complimentary Webinar: Know What’s Ahead of You

In this complimentary 60-minute webinar, Robbins Chief Engineer Dennis Ofiara will discuss Difficult Ground Solutions (DGS)–a suite of options available for shielded hard rock and Crossover TBMs that can keep your machine moving in long tunnels, high cover, and challenging geological features. Learn More

The wildly successful Robbins-operated EPB “Krishna” was the final TBM to break through at Bangalore’s Namma Metro.

Bangalore Fanfare Marks Final Breakthrough for Robbins EPB

On September 23, 2016, Bangalore’s last TBM for the city’s metro rail project broke through, marking the end of TBM tunneling on the Namma Metro phase 1. The success follows a gauntlet of challenges, from low overburden and unconsolidated ground to voids that prevented proper pressurization during cutterhead interventions. Learn More

The workhorse Robbins TBM was launched September 6, 2016 to bore the next phase of the DigIndy Tunnels.

Hard-working Robbins TBM boring 28 km of tunnels below Indianapolis

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, one of the longest-running Robbins TBMs embarked on its most extensive project yet. The 6.2 m (20.2 ft) Main Beam machine, owned by the Shea-Kiewit (S-K) JV, is boring the 8.5 km (5.3 mi) long White River Tunnel as the first in the next phase of the DigIndy wastewater tunnels below Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Learn More


The Robbins Company to Join Forces with Northern Heavy Industries (NHI)

Robbins and NHI Agree to a Three-Phase Merger Plan An agreement between The Robbins Company and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) Group was finalized on June 28, 2016 in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province. This initial agreement is the first step of a three-phase merger process and gives NHI minority interest in The Robbins […] Learn More