Herrenknecht is a technology and marker leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling systems. As the only company worldwide, Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters-ranging from 0.10 to 19 meters. The Herrenknecht product range includes tailor-made machines for transport tunnels (Traffic Tunnelling) and supply and disposal tunnels (Utility Tunnelling). Under the umbrella of the Herrenknecht Group, a team of innovative specialists has formed to provide integrated solution around tunnel construction with project-specific equipment and service packages upon request: These include separation plants, conveyor belt systems, navigation systems, rolling stock systems and segment moulds right up to turnkey lining segment production plants. The range of products also includes services in the area of technical consultancy, planning and supervision for tunnelling projects as well as personnel solutions to complement construction site crews on a temporay basis. Herrenknecht develops innovative technical solutions to sink vertical shaft down to great depths as well as to successfully ecavate sloping shafts. The company also produces state-of-the-art deep drilling rigs that drill down to depths of 8000 meters as well as plants for the exploration of shallow geothermal energy.
Traffic Tunnelling for efficient traffic arteries. By the middle of this century, the world’s population is expected to have reached nine billion , and two thirds of these people will live in large conurbations. To keep people and goods on the move, the way ahead for new efficient infrastructures is leading underground. For example, Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines successfully achieved final breakthrough beneath the Gotthard mountain range (Switzerland) in 2010 and 2011, after excavating more than 85 kilometers of the world’s longest railway tunnel (2x57km). In total, construction companies have excavated worldwide around 2450 kilometers of new tunnels using Herrenknecht machines in the large-diameter sector (>4.20 meters). In 2013 alone Herrenknecht supplied 58 large tunnel boring machines.
Utility Tunnelling for underground supply and disposal systems. As the world’s population grows the need for undergound supply tunnels is also increasing; this is just as true for threshold and developing countries as for modern urban centers. That is why more than 850 Herrenknecht Utility Tunnelling Machines are in operation around the world constructing of laying water and wastewater systems, gas and oil pipelines, as well as conduits for electricity, Internet and telephone lines. Here, trenchless tunnelling technology offers a range of advatages compared to conventional construction procedures: transport, business and environment remain mostly undisturbed when Micromachines, HDD rigs of shaft sinking equipment are being used.
Herrenknecht international. In the year 2013, the Herrenknecht Group achieved a total output of 1027 million euro. The Herrenknecht Group employs around 4800 members of staff worldwide including more than 200 trainees. With 82 subsidiaries and associated companies working in related fields in Germany and abroad, Herrenknecht is able to provide a comprehensive range of services close to the project site and the customer, quickly and in a targeted way.
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