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Make Way for Bertha

02/04/2013

Bertha, the world's biggest tunnel boring machine, is expected to dock in Seattle sometime tomorrow. It should be quite a sight.

New Zealand accepts Waterview mega-TBM

20/03/2013

β€œThe size of this project and the size of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) are both on a scale the likes of which we have never seen before in New Zealand,” said New Zealand Transport Agency State ...

Crossrail's Tunnel-Boring Machines Pictured Under London's Streets

12/03/2013

Five tunnel boring machines (TBMs), each one weighing 1,000 tonnes and 148m long, are currently underneath the capitals streets chewing through the earth at a snail-like 100m a week. Together they ...

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 ...

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