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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.

Main Beam TBM Launches for Hawaii’s Longest Tunnel

“Rock Girl” Revs Up

The News In Brief: A Robbins 3.96 m (13.0 ft) Main Beam TBM launched in spring 2015 to bore Hawaii’s longest tunnel. The 4.8 km (3.0 mi) Kaneohe-Kailua Wastewater Conveyance Tunnel is being built for the City and Council of Honolulu to stem overflows of wastewater after rain events. Southland/Mole JV is constructing the tunnel—the […] Learn More

Speedy Robbins Small Boring Unit finishes Crossing Two Weeks Early

Remotely Controlled SBU set to Revolutionize the Industry

The News In Brief: The Robbins Remote Controlled Small Boring Unit (SBU-RC) is a new type of boring machine capable of excavating small diameter hard rock tunnels at long distances, on line and grade. The SBU-RC is currently manufactured in the 36-inch (900 mm) diameter range, but could be designed as small as 30 inches […] Learn More


Register for Complimentary Webinar, Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology

Subject: Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology Date: June 24, 2015 Time: 13:00 PST, 16:00 EST, 06:00 AEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! Second Option: Pre-Recorded Broadcast Date: June 25, 2015 Time: 07:00 PST, 10:00 EST, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! Today’s mine development projects […] Learn More

Record-setting Main Beam completes additional tunnel all within original project schedule.

Rugged Robbins TBM and Conveyors go for Gold in Indianapolis

The News In Brief: The Robbins 6.2 m (20.2ft) diameter Main Beam TBM completed the Eagle Creek extension tunnel on March 5, 2015. The world-record-setting jobsite includes a number of unique aspects, the conveyor system being one of them. The Robbins continuous conveyor consists of 82,000 ft of belt and travels through two unprecedented 90-degree […] Learn More


President Lok Home Dispels the Myth in Upcoming Webinar

Robbins will be hosting the first webinar in its 2015 series titled, “A Myth Dispelled: In Difficult Ground, the Time for Drill & Blast Excavation has Passed” on Wednesday, April 15th. Get to know the man of the hour, Robbins President Lok Home! And remember, we want to hear from you. Submit your questions beforehand […] Learn More


Register for Complimentary Webinar, A Myth Dispelled by President Lok Home

Subject: A Myth Dispelled: In Difficult Ground, the Time for Drill & Blast Excavation has Passed Date: April 15, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM EST, 2:00 PM GMT, 2:00 PM WEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! In the modern-day tunneling industry, one outdated perception remains: Traditional, tested methods are always the best. When presented with […] Learn More

The Robbins Crossover Series of TBMs is denoted with an "X", followed by "RE", "SE", or "RS", depending on the combination of characteristics the machine has.

Announcing the Crossover Series of Robbins Dual Mode TBMs

Robbins proudly announces its Crossover Series of TBMs, a line of field-tested, rugged Dual Mode-type machines. Crossover TBMs feature aspects of two TBM types, and are ideal for mixed ground conditions that might otherwise require multiple tunneling machines. The XRE (standing for Crossover Rock /EPB) is the most common type of hybrid machine, and features […] Learn More

Breakthrough Robbins “Crossover” Machine Breaks Through

The News in Brief: The Grosvenor Decline tunnel marks the first method of a TBM being used in a coal mine in Queensland. The unique Crossover Rock/EPB TBM features design aspects from both hard rock Single Shield and soft ground EPB TBMs to bore through a variety of ground. The “Crossover” designation is new for […] Learn More

Workers from the local tunnelers union, known as the Sandhogs, celebrate as the EPB breaks into the slurry wall of the exit shaft.

Robbins teams up to bring Embattled TBM back to Life

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


Robust Robbins EPB begins Light Rail Link

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