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TBM Performance World Records

Below you will find a list of TBM advance rate World Records by cutterhead diameter. This list covers the entire TBM industry, including our competitors. If you have a more recent record, please email us at .

Best Day Best Week Best Month Monthly Average
3.01 – 4.00 m diameter
Record 172.4 m 703 m 2066 m 1189 m/mo
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Model # Mk 12C Mk 12C MB 104-121A Mk 12C
Project Katoomba Carrier Katoomba Carrier Oso Tunnel Katoomba Carrier
Country Australia Australia USA Australia
4.01 – 5.00 m diameter
Record 128.0 m 477.0 m 1822 m 1352 m/mo
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Model # MB 146-193-2 MB 146-193-2 DS 1617-290 DS 155-274
Project SSC No. 4, Texas SSC No. 4, Texas Yellow River Tunnels 4 and 5 Yellow River Lot V
Country USA USA China China
5.01 – 6.00 m diameter
Record 99.1 m 562 m 2163 m 1095 m/mo
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Model # MB 1410-251-2 MB 1410-251-2 MB 1410-251-2 DS 1811-256
Project Little Calumet, Chicago Little Calumet, Chicago Little Calumet, Chicago Yindaruqin
Country USA USA USA China
6.01 – 7.00 m diameter
Record 124.7 m 515.1 m 1754 m 1187 m/mo
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Model # MB 203-205-4 MB 203-205-4 MB 203-205-4 MB 222-183-2
Project Indianapolis DRT Indianapolis DRT Indianapolis DRT Dallas Metro
Country USA USA USA USA
7.01 – 8.00 m diameter
Record 115.7 m 428 m 1482 m 770 m/mo
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Model # MB 236-308 MB 236-308 MB 321-200 MB 321-200
Project Karahnjukar Hydroelectric Karahnjukar Hydroelectric TARP, Chicago TARP, Chicago
Country Iceland Iceland USA USA
8.01 – 9.00 m diameter
Record 75.5 m 428 m 1719 m 873 m/mo
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Model # 271-244 271-244 271-244 271-244
Project Channel Tunnel, U.K. Channel Tunnel, U.K. Channel Tunnel, U.K. Channel Tunnel, U.K.
Country U.K. U.K. U.K. U.K.
9.01 – 10.00 m diameter
Record 105.6 m 435 m 1600 m 715 m/mo
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Model # S-373 S-373 S-373 321-199
Project La Cabrera La Cabrera La Cabrera TARP, Chicago
Country Spain Spain Spain USA
10.01 – 11.00 m diameter
Record 48.8 m 235 m 841.8 m
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Model # 354-253 332-335 332-335
Project TARP, Chicago West Qinling West Qinling
Country USA China China
11.01 m -13.00 m diameter range
Record 49.7 m 248.8 m 787.8 m
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Model #
Project Legacy Way Legacy Way Legacy Way
Country Australia Australia Australia
13.01 m diameter and up
Record 153 m 468 m
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Model # 471-316 471-316
Project Niagara Niagara
Country Canada Canada