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Robbins Slurry TBM ramps up for Mumbai Metro Line 3

 

The first of two Slurry TBMs, a rebuilt 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter machine, passed its factory acceptance on September 4, 2017 in Singapore. The machine, fitted with a Robbins cutterhead and outer shields, is destined for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 under contract UGC03 for the Dogus-Soma JV (DSJV), and will begin excavation in late 2017. The factory acceptance for a second 6.65 m (21.8 ft) diameter Slurry TBM will be conducted by the end of 2017.

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Bangalore Fanfare Marks Final Breakthrough for Robbins EPB

 

On September 28, 2016, Bangalore’s last TBM for the city’s metro rail project broke through, marking the end of TBM tunneling on the Namma Metro phase 1. The Robbins-operated machine, known as “Krishna”, bored a 750 m (2,460 ft) drive through challenging conditions between Chickpet and Majestic stations. Cleanup and final commissioning of the tunnel will be completed in 2017, and is the last obstacle before owner Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) can open the Malleswaram-Majestic link. The TBM’s sister machine, “Kaveri”, completed a parallel tunnel in June 2016.

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Bangalore Fanfare: Final Tunneling Breakthrough

Bangalore's last TBM for the city’s metro project has now broken through, as of September 28, 2016. The Robbins-operated machine, known as “Krishna”, bored a 750 m (2,460 ft) drive through challenging conditions between Chickpet and Majestic stations. Cleanup and final commissioning of the tunnel will be completed in 2017, and is the last obstacle before owner Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) can open the Malleswaram-Majestic link on the Namma Metro. The TBM’s sister machine, “Kaveri”, completed a parallel tunnel in June 2016.

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RIB Software AG (RIB) signs a Contract to deliver iTWO 5D BIM in a Metro Rail Government Project in India

RIB has signed a Phase 2 contract to deliver its iTWO 5D BIM technology in a USD 1.3 Billion metro rail project in India. The government body envisions a metro railway infrastructure of 38 kilometers and the project is expected to involve hundreds of contractors & suppliers using iTWO. This would be a landmark infrastructure project that would define industry benchmark for current & future metro projects being planned in India.

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Signalling & Telecom Contract signed between DMRC and Contractors for the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Project in India

A signalling and Telecom (S&T) Contract for Noida-Greater Noida Metro project has been signed between the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and representatives of Contractors at the Delhi Metro Headquarters at Metro Bhawan. As per the contract, the consortium of contractors will provide wireless Communication Based Train Contact (CBTC) System and all Telecommunication systems of display, CCTV etc. for all the 21 stations and one Depot under the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail project.

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New Heraeus Recycling Facility for spent reforming Catalysts offer Indian Petrochemical Industry more efficient Process to recover Precious Metals

Heraeus, one of the world’s largest recyclers of reforming catalyst, has opened a new facility in India to recover precious metals from spent petroleum catalysts. The new site in Udaipur/Rajasthan will be operated by the German-Indian joint venture “Ravindra Heraeus” and will offer India’s petrochemical industry more capacity and state-of-the-art technology to recycle Platinum and Palladium in the country.

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