Seli and Kawasaki partnership

28 April 2010

Italian tunnelling company SELI has agreed and signed a 5-year collaboration agreement with Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Seli and Kawasaki will combine resources and experience on engineering, manufacturing, field service and TBM operation. The agreement also covers developing new technologies and servicing the operation of TBMs.

Kawasaki developed their EPB technology more than 30 years ago, while Seli developed their double shield TBM more than 40 years ago.

The two companies’ plan, through the agreement, is to increase their share in the TBM production market and be stronger in competing worldwide with the other major TBM manufacturers.

Seli’s new factory in Aprilia, Italy will support the increase number of orders.