Largest European TBM stands ready

16 September 2016

GERMANY/ITALY - Herrenknecht has completed the EPBM for the Santa Lucia road tunnel in Italy. The 15.87m titan is 200mm more in diameter than the previous record holder, the 15.62m-diameter Sparvo machine.

TBM acceptance was held on 29 August with construction company Pavimental representatives of client Autostrade per l'italia as well engineers and the Board of Herrenknecht in attendance.

The Santa Lucia tunnel will run for 7.5km through heterogeneous subsoil in the Appenines near Florence and will take three years to build.

The assembled TBM in Schwanau