March 2021
Volume 73    Issue 3

Current and future developments; insight from two of the world's leading TBM manufacturers

Mining Engineering , 2021, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 79-79
Gleason, William


PREVIEW:

A number of factors and influences including environmental and societal changes have increased the demand for more tunnels in cities around the world. There are many large-scale transit and water tunneling projects currently underway and more are on the horizon.

Tunnel boring machines (TBM) are the primary means of building the tunnels. The editors of T&UC reached out to two of the world’s largest manufacturers of TBMs, Herrenknect and Robbins, to get insight into the future developments in the industry.

The following is the response from each company.
Steffen Dubé, president and general manager of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc. and Jack Brockway, consultant, former president and general manager of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc. spoke on behalf of Herrenknect.

Robbins was represented by Doug Harding, Robbins vice president, and Brad Grothen, Robbins technical director.

 



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