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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
A Robbins 6.15 m (20.2 ft) diameter EPB machine achieved an impressive run on January 13, 2014 in China’s capital. In only three months, the machine for contractor China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) Bureau 5 excavated through 2.3 km (1.4 mi) of soft soils, clay, sand, pebbles, and highly weathered rock. The breakthrough marks the […] Learn More
On January 21, 2014, a Robbins Main Beam TBM completed one of the longest and deepest water supply tunnels in Asia, the Mumbai Water Tunnel. The 6.25 m (20.5 ft) diameter machine displayed excellent performance throughout the 8.3 km (5.2 mi) bore, and achieved impressive advance rates along the way. Joint venture contractor Unity-IVRCL (UIJV) […] Learn More