24 August 2018

Tunnel Boring Machine

In late July the tunnel boring machine "SUSE" (Ø 10,820 mm) had completely excavated the western tube of the Filder Tunnel. Now, in a specially built cavern, the approximately 120 meter long Multi-mode TBM from Herrenknecht is disassembled into individual parts and turned around underground. It is now due to commence excavation work in the remaining 3.4 kilometre section of the eastern tube.  "Stuttgart-Ulm schneller erreicht" (Stuttgart-Ulm reached faster) is behind the acronym used to na

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