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Featured Blog | November 26, 2018

Namaste Nepal: How I Learned to Live with Less and Appreciate Tunnels More

In Nepal, the greeting ‘Namaste’, while pressing both palms together in front of the chest, signifies both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’. It implies a circular concept of time that I rather like—I certainly think I will be coming back to this countr [...]

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In Nepal, the greeting ‘Namaste’, while pressing both palms together in front of the chest, signifies both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’. It implies a circular concept of time that I rather like—I certainly think I will be coming back to this countr [...]

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Featured News | October 23, 2018

Tough TBM and Team Overcome the Odds with Atlanta Breakthrough

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Featured News | October 4, 2018

Hiroshima Heavyweight: Slurry TBM Launches in Japan's Hard Rock

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. [...]

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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. [...]

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Featured Videos | September 27, 2018

Overcoming Fault Zones and Water Inflows: Thuong Kon Tum Hydro Project

In this short clip, Robbins Field Service personnel discuss how they handled boring through hard rock, fault zones, and water inflows at the Thuong Kon Tum Hydro Project in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. [...]

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In this short clip, Robbins Field Service personnel discuss how they handled boring through hard rock, fault zones, and water inflows at the Thuong Kon Tum Hydro Project in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. [...]

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Featured Videos | September 11, 2018

Moving Projects Forward: Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel

Robbins and joint venture contractor Kenny/Obayashi worked together to achieve a short startup schedule at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. Field Service personnel assisted in TBM assembly and trained crews to achieve a smooth startup. Watch this [...]

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Robbins and joint venture contractor Kenny/Obayashi worked together to achieve a short startup schedule at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. Field Service personnel assisted in TBM assembly and trained crews to achieve a smooth startup. Watch this [...]

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News | October 23, 2018

Tough TBM and Team Overcome the Odds with Atlanta Breakthrough

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 curving 8.0 km (5.0 mi) tunnel to bolster the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA’s water supply. [...]

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News | October 4, 2018

Hiroshima Heavyweight: Slurry TBM Launches in Japan's Hard Rock

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. [...]

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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 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in one month and has been averaging an impressive 800 m (2,630 ft) per month.

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Press Release | July 23, 2018

Nepal’s First TBM bores 1,000 Meters in One Month