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Tunnel boring machine in pieces for voyage to Seattle

08/03/2013

Bertha, the world record 5-story-tall boring machine, will begin work in Seattle soon. But first, Bertha's 41 pieces – the largest weighing up to 900 tons – are being loaded on a single ship. The ...

Rio Tinto trials 64m-long tunnelling machine

25/02/2013

Rio Tinto has initiated trials of a 64-metre long tunnel boring machine at its Northparkes mine as part of the Mine of the Future program. The German-built machine was designed and developed by Rio ...

TBM starts operation at 969MW Neelum-Jhelum project

05/02/2013

TBM starts operation at 969MW Neelum-Jhelum project. 05 February, 2013. LAHORE: The imported Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has started its operation on the 969 megawatts (MW)-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower ...

Meet our giant tunnelling machines... - Crossrail

29/01/2013

The custom made 1,000 tonne and 150 metre long machines are giant underground factories ...

42 kilometres of new rail tunnels under London

29/01/2013

Eight giant tunnelling boring machines, or TBMs, are being used to construct the new tunnels ...

MRT blue line extension proceeds as tunnel boring machine introduced

28/01/2013

BANGKOK, 25 January 2013 The MRT blue line extension from Sanam Chai to Tha Phra stations will proceed after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday introduced a tunnel boring machine capable ...

Squirrel Hill Tunnel construction resumes tonight

04/01/2013

The construction is part of a $49.5 million project aimed at updating electrical, lighting, air control and ventilation systems in the tunnels and repairing the walls, among other changes. Drivers ...

TBM Helen nears Vidhana Soudha

12/12/2012

unnel boring machine (TBM) Helen is only 50 metre away from the Vidhana Soudha Metro station even as final word is awaited on shifting the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in front of the Soudha. A senior ...

Meet Bertha, the world's largest tunnel boring machine

12/12/2012

SR99 Tunnel Boring Machine Bertha's cutterhead is installed in Japan for testing before being shipped to Seattle.

Video Shows Huge Spadina Subway-Digging Machines Bursting Through

06/12/2012

Released earlier today by the TTC, it shows “Torkie” and “Yorkie”—two of the four massive tunnel-boring machines that are in the midst of digging an extension of the Spadina subway line—busting ...

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