27 - 30 April 2022
Le Méridien, New Delhi
Time: 9am to 5pm
Time: 9am to 5pm
- Various methods of tunnel excavation in hard and soft grounds and the role of Tunnel Boring Machines
- Understanding the fallacies and misconceptions of inequitable comparison between NATM and TBM
- History of Tunnel Boring Machines
- Assessment of applicability of TBMs and selection of TBM for a project
- Geological investigations and impact of geological/geotechnical factors on TBM operations
- An overview of types of TBMs
- Gripper TBM/ Main Beam TBM/ Open TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
- Single Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
- Double Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
- Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
- Slurry Shield TBM – Operating principle, components and other details, applicability, case-studies
- Hybrid/Crossover/Multi-mode/Variable Density TBMs
- Tunnel support during excavation by TBM: Support of face, Support of cavity at the shield, Support of Cavity behind the shield
- Tunnel lining – traditional support systems, segmental lining, McNally support system
- TBM cutting tools
- Chemicals and grouts for TBM tunnelling
- Tunnel Soft Eye
- Use of TBMs in difficult ground conditions - fault zones, squeezing, rock bursts, high water pressure
- Constraints of urban tunnelling
- Planning and logistics aspects of mechanized metro tunnelling
- Speeding up a TBM Project
--- Rs 21,000 (PLUS GST @18%) PER PARTICIPANT FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM SAARC COUNTRIES
--- USD 575 (PLUS GST @18%) PER PARTICIPANT FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.
What is Covered In Course Fee
- Lectures For Four Days
- Course Material
- Lunch And Tea/Coffee On Four Days
Herrenknecht AG – Pioneering Underground Technologies
Herrenknecht is the technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunneling systems. Founded in 1977 in Schwanau, Germany having its presence in almost 76 countries, across all the continents. It is the only company worldwide, which delivers cutting-edge Tunnel Boring Machines for all ground conditions with diameter ranging from 0.10m to 19m.
The Herrenknecht product range includes tailor-made machines for transport, water supply and disposal tunnels. Under Herrenknecht group, a team of innovative specialists provide integrated solutions around tunnel construction with project specific equipment and services packages upon request; these include separation plants, tunnel conveyor belt systems, navigation systems along with segment production plants.
Herrenknecht’ s India Pvt Ltd – German Tunneling technology in INDIA Established in 2007, Herrenknecht is the only TBM Manufacturer having established a permanent manufacturing/ refurbishing/rebuilding facility in Chennai, India which is now further expanded to support make in India initiative. Apart from TBM’s, Excavation tools are locally manufactured maintaining the global production standards.
With around 75 TBM’s, Herrenknecht India has successfully supported over 200km of metro tunnels in Indian mega cities.
Incorporated in 1990, TERRATEC is the world-renowned Australian designer and manufacturer of Tunnel Boring Machines, Raise Boring Machines and other custom-made products for tunnelling and mining applications.
TERRATEC’s success is based on the experience and excellence of its engineering team. The team includes engineers with over 40 years experience in the design and manufacture of tunneling and mining machines who have also worked on some of the world’s largest underground projects. TERRATEC is fully managed by Engineers and this gives quick and efficient solutions to meet the Customer’s expectations
The Robbins name carries on the heritage of always pushing beyond the toughest challenges. And though we’re proud of the legacy that the Robbins name represents, we’re ultimately focused on the future of the underground industry. Our name represents an ongoing commitment to never back down, always push ahead, and continue to work side by side with our partners and customers to realize the next era of underground accomplishments. We’re proud to say that Robbins is still the most trusted name in the industry.
Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies with its presence in more than 120 countries. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27,000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue. Please visit for more details here https://www.bekaert.com/en/about-us/bekaert-in-a-nutshell.
Bekaert India: Bekaert has a legacy of more than 35 years in India where we first delivered our Fibre solutions to prestigious Srisailam Project (Andhra Pradesh) in the year 1985. Till 2005 Bekaert was actively associating with projects like Nathpa Jhakri, Tala HEP, etc. providing Fibre Solutions in Spray Concrete applications under the agency agreement with Tata steel. Bekaert started its Sales and Marketing operations in India in the year 2007 with its headquarters in Pune and for more than 15 years have been innovating in various aspects of tunnel lining solutions like Steel Fibre Reinforced Temporary/ Permanent Spray Concrete, Steel Fibre Reinforced Cast-in-Situ Lining and Steel Fibre Reinforced Segmental Lining for TBM Tunnels.
Since 2014, Bekaert is manufacturing all types of steel fibres locally in India from its Satara (Maharashtra) based plant with a current capacity of ~40KT annually and is also exporting its Dramix® Range of Fibres to other parts of the world. Our world class manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 & 14001 Certified, and all material produced in this facility comes with CE Certification which is necessary document for steel fibres.
Currently Bekaert is working closely with Underground Industry in India to bring in highly economical solutions in the Tunnel Lining. Some of the key projects like Bhanupalli Bilaspur Rail Line Project, Tunnel T 49 of USBRL project have been successfully converted from conventional rebars to Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Cast-in-Place Final Lining. In addition to this, Bekaert has provided its technical solutions and steel fibres for converting DFCC Sohna Tunnel & Mumbai Metro Sahar Crossover Section from cast-in-place final lining to Permanent Spray Concrete Lining with Steel Fibre Reinforcement which resulted in substantial cost & time savings for the projects. We are also associating with various TBM Tunneling projects to implement SFRC for Segmental Lining which can economise and expedite the projects and reduce the carbon footprint on the environment.
Cassion Consultants are Key Management personnel are them self HSE Qualified that allows them to work anywhere in the world. With such qualifications and an industry experience of more than two decades, CASSION CONSULTANTS are the preferred choice to consult for your Tunneling Operations.
Cassion Consultants is one amongst the few in the world to have a Level 2 Marine/Offshore and Diving Medicine Professional (trained at Royal College of Edinburgh, UK) to addresses Medical Intervention requirements.
Cassion Consultants take pride in having introduced HYPERBARIC INTERVENTION in india. Apart from training management and people on process of intervention, we also help establish standard operating procedures, safety measures, miner medicals, and operator training.
Metro Rail News
Metro Rail News is an exclusive and leading online news portal and monthly publication which provides complete and up to date information like project updates, tender, events & job notices, passenger information, media interviews etc. from various mass rapid transit systems like metro railways, mono rail, high speed bullet trains, sub-ways, trams, metro coach factories and associated industries in India. Metro Rail News offers business, advertisement and media partnership opportunities to the individuals, business organizations, event planners, metro railways, OEMs and coach factories worldwide. For more information please log on to www.metrorailnews.in and subscribe.
Started in 1995, NBM&CW (part of NBM Media which publishes Lifting & Specialized Transport, MGS Architecture, India Construction Week etc) is the oldest publication of India which focuses on Infrastructure Construction and mechanization and has largest circulation across India and South Asian Countries. It is India’s only techno-commercial publication which not only works very closely with Professional service firms (like CRISIL, ICRA, CBRE, JLL, ERNST & YOUNG etc) and engineering & research institutions (like IITs, CRRI, Structural Engineering Research Center, Indian Concrete Institute, American Concrete Institute, numerous engineering colleges) etc but also with industry associations like iCEMA, Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA), Aerial Platform Association of India (APOI), Tunnel Association of India, Hydraulic Trailer Owners association (HTOA), CII, PHD Chamber of Commerce, FICCI etc. So, these association with technical institutes and industry bodies helps us to produce multi-dimensional editorial coverage for our readers.More than 65% of its circulation is being read by top notch official like MD, CEO, Chairman, Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, General Manager, Projects Managers etc. who’re decision makers
GeoXchange is India’s first News Digest dedicated to the field of geological hazard mitigation. The vision of our publication is to create an opportunity for professionals, stakeholders, and companies in the industry to effectively communicate and share ideas, innovations, insights and growth prospects with fellow stakeholders in the field. Our mission is to bring forth quality articles, case studies and publish interviews of leaders of the field – both through our digital platform and a bi-monthly magazine. Highlightinging the immense potential for growth – GeoXchange consists of industry experts talking about trends, strategies, success stories, challenges etc. and showcasing leadership across all sectors related to the field. The goal of GeoXchange is to create a platform to foster dialogue between the government, stakeholders, and decision-makers of the Geohazard mitigation industry. Our media house is backed by communication industry veterans with inputs from industry experts & research scholars across several countries who have years of relevant sector experience.
Constrofacilitator is an exclusive knowledge and b2b portal for civil engineering and infrastructure. We are India’s first fully digital-based solution provider for civil engineering. Whatever is your need we are here to cover it for you, from designing to digital we can cover it all. Our forte lies in our customized-target-specific approach and service management that serves equally to small-mid-sized to large enterprises.
Our services include digital promotions, content development and sharing, brand building & marketing, infographic and product feature, website development and maintenance, social media management etc. We also come out with a monthly e-magazine that focuses on the trending topics in the industry. Our team comprises journalists, content contributors, and marketing expertise with two decades of experience in digital and marketing.
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