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The News In Brief: A Robbins 6.2 m (20.2 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM broke through on July 11, 2014 setting three world records in the process. Multiple world records in the 6 to 7 m (20 to 23 ft) diameter range were broken on the job, including “Most Feet Mined in One Day” (124.9 […] Learn More
Multiple fault zones, variable face conditions and squeezing ground requiring extensive bypass tunneling: These were just a few of the challenges overcome in order to successfully complete Turkey’s Kargı Kızılırmak Hydroelectric Project. A Robbins 10 m (32.8 ft) diameter Double Shield TBM achieved breakthrough on the project July 5, 2014 after an impressive run through […] Learn More
Every year, the Underground Construction Association (UCA) of SME honors an “Outstanding Individual” at its annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with the North American Tunnel (NAT) Conference. In 2014, Lok Home, President of The Robbins Company, received the award not only for his role as a manufacturer, but also for his work in the industry as a whole. Learn More
The News In Brief: Two mixed ground Robbins EPBs and continuous conveyor systems completed tunneling at the San Francisco Central Subway. The Robbins TBMs, for the Barnard/Impregilo/Healy JV, were designed with active articulation to excavate curves as small as 137 m (450 ft.) in radius. The last of two breakthroughs for the Robbins EPBs occurred […] Learn More
Get to know the speakers from Robbins, BASF, and Mapei that will bring you their expert opinion, knowledge and fundamentals of a good ground conditioning program in our webinar on Wednesday June 18. Learn More
On May 19, 2014, a workhorse Robbins Main Beam broke through at the Lemay Redundant Force Main in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In so doing, the TBM, dubbed “Chelsea the Chomper”, completed its 12th tunnel. Learn More
The News In Brief: A Robbins Double Shield TBM set an unofficial North American record for TBMs in the 2 to 3 m (6.5 to 9.8 ft) size class by excavating rock in excess of 345 MPa (50,000 psi) UCS. The veteran machine was originally built in 1998 for a wastewater tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio, […] Learn More
Subject: Conditioned for Success: How Ground Conditioning can Boost your EPB Advance Rates Date: June 18, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM EST, 2:00 PM GMT, 3:00 PM WEST Hosted By: Robbins Supported By: BASF & Mapei Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! Today’s tunnel projects require machines to burrow under water pressure, near sensitive structures and in urban […] Learn More
The News In Brief: A Robbins Double Shield TBM broke through at the Black River Tunnel Project on April 29, 2014. The project marks the first use of Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA) in the United States. Project geology consisting of soft shale made for great advance rates and minimal cutter wear—only seven cutters were […] Learn More
The News In Brief: The Pahang Selangor Raw Water Tunnel is Southeast Asia’s longest, measuring a lengthy 44.6 km (27.7 mi) The tunnel draws water from the Semantan River, traveling below a mountain range and hot springs Three Robbins Main Beam TBMs bored sections of the high cover tunnel at rates up to 657 m […] Learn More