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Experts Weigh In: EPB Design & Application …

On April 12 at 10 am EDT/ 2 pm GMT, Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi Konda will be hosting a complimentary 60-minute webinar in which they will explore how Earth Pressure Balance Machines (EPBs) work, their various designs, and real-world applications. They will draw from field data in multiple types of geologies to make informed recommendations on EPB design and operation—as well as areas for advancement. You are invited to submit your questions beforehand to webinars@robbinstbm.com to get a thoughtful and well-researched answer during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

For more information and to register … click here

Mines 2017 Short Course Registration Open

These CEU-awarding courses are designed for industry professionals including managers, designers, contractors, consultants and suppliers. Read more

Breakthrough … the ITA Young Members’ Magazine

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Breakthrough 2016

Breakthrough 2015

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We are now working on the 2017 edition of Breakthrough.

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Cutting Edge – 13 – 15 November 2017

This years Cutting Edge conference will take place at Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA – from 13th to 15th November, 2017. Full details will be made available during the coming weeks, but for futher information please contact: Read more

A Pioneer and Leader of China’s TBM Industry

China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co., LTD (CREG) is a subsidiary of the pubic listed China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), a Fortune 500 Company and a key state-owned company under the Central Government. CREG is a leading company in manufacturing and supplying tunnel boring machine TBM) in China. Read more

KEY STRATEGIC COMPONENTS FOR TBM’S MANUFACTURERS

Tunnel Boring Machine Erectors

Galbiati Group has recently built two 4.5 ton- segment erectors for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), rotating head, for the excavation of the Qingdao 5-6 metro. Read more

Tunnelling Journal acquires World Tunnelling

TGS Media Limited, publishers of Tunnelling Journal have acquired the rights to publish World Tunnelling and Trenchless World from Aspermont Media. The April 2016 issue of World Tunnelling and Trenchless World (WTTW) was the last issue of the magazine published in its current format by Aspermont Media. Read more

Robbins reveals its UK connection to London audience

Over 40 contractors, consultants, owners and suppliers gathered last week at the St. Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster, London, to hear about Robbins’ new Crossover TBM technology. Historically known as a hard rock specialist, Robbins wanted to demonstrate its track record in machines that can switch between different modes to cope with varying ground conditions. Read more

STP successfully lowers Bertha into the access pit

Seattle Tunnel Partners and crane crews from Mammoet have successfully lowered the 2,000-ton front end of the SR 99 tunneling machine to a platform at the bottom of the access pit.

Crews will now use the crane to fine-tune the position of the piece. When that process is complete, they will begin reconnecting the piece to the portion of the machine that remains in the ground. Read more

Caterpillar Tunneling renamed Lovsuns Tunneling Canada following LNSS aquisition

On September 30, 2014, a closing ceremony was held at the Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. facility in Toronto for the assets purchase by and between Liaoning Censcience Industry Co. Ltd. (LNSS) and Caterpillar Tunneling Canada Corp. (CTCC). LNSS and CTCC entered into an Assets Purchase Agreement in January 2014, under which LNSS has acquired the fixed assets and entire Intellectual Properties of CTCC.

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