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Santos harnesses tech-heavy tunnel maker

17/04/2013

"We have a guidance system on the [tunnel boring] machine which brings the survey in and it runs in via lasers into [the] operator's position," Thiess general manager of tunnelling, Steve Wille, ...

Uphill tunnel breakthrough in Switzerland

12/04/2013

Construction of two inclined headrace tunnels for a new pumped storage power plant in Switzerland has just been completed with breakthrough of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the final bore. Main ...

Thousands flock to Two Tunnels opening

08/04/2013

Thousands of cyclists and walkers flocked to Bath yesterday for the grand opening of the Two Tunnels Greenway. The route, which has been many years in the planning and has taken three years to ...

Giant highway tunnel cutter offloaded on Seattle waterfront

08/04/2013

Likely 200% over budget and why could they not use a local tunnel boring machine  contractor like Robbins in Kent WA and keep the money for the work in the state. Not to mention the shipping costs ...

Tunnel boring technology digs deeper

08/04/2013

Tunnel boring machines are quite the rave for softer rock tunneling. These five story high machines look like particle accelerators connected to a long steel worm. Tunnel boring machines are able to ...

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

“The 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 ...

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