Following the successful Factory Acceptance Test of the first TBM bound for the Kuala Lumpur MRT, CREC-TBM has announced the launch of its new International Division, CTE Limited. CTE Ltd has been established in Hong Kong with the sole purpose of marketing and presenting TBMs manufactured by CREC-TBM, and to provide full support to users of CREC-TBM machines in terms of Field Service and after sales activities.
Don Hall has been appointed as CTE Managing Director and will initially be based in the Kuala Lumpur office. CTE will comprise several internationally experienced tunnelling professionals.
The TBMs being supplied are 6.67m diameter Earth Pressure Balance machines and will be used to construct part of the new metro line in Kuala Lumpur. They are built to a high specification and conform to the usual international standards such as BS6164 and EN 12336. Many of the key components for these machines have been purchased from European suppliers, such as the main bearing, drive motors, gear reducers, hydraulic components and the Electric/PLC components.
In addition to TBM’s CREC-TBM can supply certain items of auxiliary equipment such as rolling stock, including, both diesel and electric locomotives up to 50T in weight, tunnel formwork and piling rigs. Through CTE Ltd, this capability is now available to customers outside China.