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Tunnel boring machine in pieces for voyage to Seattle


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


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


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


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

42 kilometres of new rail tunnels under London


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


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


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


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


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


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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