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Technical seminar on “Different TBMs for Different Ground Conditions”

Date, time & venue 
2011-12-06;6:30pm–8:00pm;RoomY301, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Joint Organisation

jointly organized by HKIE Civil Division, HKIE Geotechnical Division and Hong Kong PolyU



Programme Highlights

Herrenknecht is one of the technology and market leaders in the area of mechanised tunneling systems. Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters – ranging from 0.10 to 19 meters. In addition, Herrenknecht develops solutions for the production of vertical and sloping shafts.


This technical talk will present the description and background information on the different types of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBMs) that Herrenknecht supplies based on different ground conditions, and what the future holds for large TBM development. Some project references will be reviewed.



Mr. Thorsten Gaetner, Country Manager

Herrenknecht Tunnelling Equipment (Hong Kong) Limited


Registration & Enquiries

This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is not required. The number of participants is limited to 120 and the seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Crystal Ho at

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