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Herrenknecht to employ refugees
01 November, 2017
Germany - Herrenknecht has taken in its annual set of apprentices. Among the 56 this year and, the Germany TBM manufacturer has hired five refugees for the first time. The new hires are training for occupations such as mechatronics engineers, industrial, structural and machining mechanics, electronics engineers, industrial business administrators, specialists for metal technology, technical product designers or IT specialists.

Shieldhall breakthrough
25 October, 2017
Great Britain - The TBM has broken through on the Shieldhall project. At GBP 100M, Scotland’s largest wastewater tunnel has taken 15 months to excavate.

Final Emscher breakthrough
11 August, 2017
Germany - Tunnelling and pipe jacking has concluded on the Emscher sewer. The final drives, two 10km-long main collectors in the town of Oberhausen, were carried out by contractor Porr between October 2014 and June 2017 using two Herrenknecht 3,397mm EPBMs.

Belchen breakthrough
27 July, 2017
Switzerland – Breakthrough on the Belchen Tunnel was achieved on 21 June. The road tunnel, which runs for 3.2km and has a cut diameter of nearly 14m, passes through the Jura Mountains between Basel and Lucerne and has been constructed to facilitate traffic flow while renovation work is carried out on two existing tunnels.

Regional Connector project makes milestone
05 June, 2017
US – The TBM excavating twin tunnels for the Regional Connector project in Los Angeles broke through to the Grand Ave/Bunker Hills Station at 2nd/Hope Thursday morning, June 1.

Shieldhall construction halfway complete
10 May, 2017
Great Britain - Work on Glasgow’s Shieldhall project is halfway complete, according to Scottish Water. In an announcement in early May, the client said that the milestone was reached as the TBM passed under Pollok Park. The project will be the longest wastewater tunnel in Scotland when complete.