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The News In Brief: Breaking through on January 28, 2015, the rebuilt EPB at NYC’s Harbor Siphons tunnel overcame obstacles including flooding, extensive rebuild work, and difficult ground. The CAT-manufactured machine was fully submerged by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and became severely corroded by saltwater. Contractor Tully/OHL USA JV hired Robbins to rebuild and […] Learn More
On Monday, November 17, 2014 a robust Robbins EPB previously used successfully in mixed ground in Singapore was launched on the North Link Light Rail Extension in Seattle, Washington, USA. Learn More
On July 8, 2014, a Robbins mixed ground EPB broke through at Chennai Metro, capping a challenging drive that saw a full spectrum of difficult conditions. The 1,063 m (0.66 mi) long drive for contractor Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. is part of Lot UAA-01 on Line 1 of the city’s metro, consisting of two parallel 1 […] Learn More
Robbins will be hosting the third webinar in its 2014 series titled, “Insight on Onsite Assembly: Why OFTA is Revolutionizing TBM Tunneling” on Tuesday, November 18th. Get the insight on the speakers, including Robbins President Lok Home and Robbins Manager of Projects Mike Kolenich, before the webinar! And remember, we want to hear from you. Submit your questions beforehand and […] Learn More
Subject: Insight on Onsite Assembly: Why OFTA is Revolutionizing TBM Tunneling Date: November 18, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM EST, 3:00 PM GMT, 3:00 PM WEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! In today’s world of fast-paced project schedules and strict contracts, ultra-efficient TBM assembly and launch is of critical importance. Learn how to save […] Learn More
In August 2014, major progress was made at a coal mine in Queensland, Australia, when a Robbins Dual Mode EPB/Rock TBM was successfully rolled out from the first of two access tunnels. The specialized machine is the first TBM to be used at a coal mine in Queensland, and there are many aspects of both […] Learn More
Subject: Lessons Learned from the Field: The Greatest Challenges in TBM Tunneling Date: September 30, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM EST, 1:00 PM GMT, 2:00 PM WEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! When tunneling through the earth, there are no guarantees. Difficult and unexpected ground can come up at any time, and knowing how […] Learn More
Robbins will be hosting the second webinar in its 2014 series titled, “Lessons Learned from the Field: The Greatest Challenges in TBM Tunneling” on Tuesday, September 30th. Get to know the experienced speakers from Robbins before the webinar! And remember, we want to hear from you. Submit your questions beforehand and get a well-researched answer during the 15-minute Q&A session. […] Learn More
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