Herrenknecht AG

Booth number 8F5.1


Herrenknecht AG is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling. They deliver cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and diameters.

About us

With the experience of more than 5,300 projects, Herrenknecht
is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized
tunnelling technology. Herrenknecht is the only company worldwide
to deliver cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters – ranging from 0.10 to 19
meters. The product range includes tailor-made machines for
traffic, supply and disposal tunnels, technologies for pipeline
installation as well as drilling equipment for vertical and inclined
shafts and deep drilling rigs.

Herrenknecht AG
Schlehenweg 2
77963 Schwanau

Phone: +49 7824 3020
Fax: +49 7824 3403
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com

Contact person

Artem Vilkov
Sales Manager
Phone: +7 90311 95525
Alexey Bokhan
Sales Executive for CIS and Baltic States
Phone: +49 151 26423265
Prospekt Andropova 18, Kor. 6, Floor 5, Office 5-01
115432 Moscow

Phone: +7 499 6830546
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com

Products and Services

By 2030 already, 60 percent of the world's population is expected to live in cities. In planning offices and on jobsites, professionals are working hard to meet the increasing demands for ever more efficient infrastructures. Almost always there with them: Herrenknecht experts and tunnel boring machines. With our tunnelling technology and our expertise from thousands of completed projects, we support contractors on a daily basis to successfully carry out challenging underground traffic and supply projects. Our high-tech machines enable high advance rates in any geology with maximum safety for buildings, infrastructures and personnel. Working in teamwork together, modern, integrated tunnel systems for metro, road, railway, passenger, supply and disposal tunnels are the result – built on budget and on schedule.
Direct Pipe

The Direct Pipe method opens up new options by combining the benefits of accepted trenchless technologies. It uses Microtunnelling TBM for excavation, which have proven their value in Pipe Jacking for decades. Pushing a pipeline is handled by the Pipe Thruster, which grips the pipeline circumferentially and pushes it into the ground. This means that the prefabricated pipeline is installed in the ground simultaneously with the excavation process, thus permanently supporting the borehole.

Further reading

News & Innovations

Advance Record at the Brenner Base Tunnel

In the Italian construction lot "Mauls 2-3" of the Brenner Base Tunnel, three Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are boring from south to north. They are excavating the two main tubes as well as an exploratory and later service tunnel 12 meters below. In March 2021, a new record was set by one of these three machines: the Double Shield TBM (Ø 10.65 meters) named "Virginia" covered 860 meters in one month. The contracting joint venture BTC S.c.a.r.l. (Astaldi S.p.A., Ghella S.p.A., P.A.C. S.p.A. and Cogeis S.p.A.) thus achieved a peak advance rate at the Mauls jobsite. For March 2021, the Brenner Base Tunnel project owner, Austrian-Italian BBT SE, announced an average daily advance rate of 27.7 meters for "Virginia". The daily best performance was 36.75 meters.

Further reading
The City in New Dimension

What makes a city worth living in? How do people want to live in metropolises that are getting increasingly larger and more complex? Already more than half the world's population lives in cities. By 2050 it is expected to be seven out of ten billion people. But space is limited – making it worth living in nevertheless is our greatest task in the 21st century. And so plans for this are being drawn up around the world. They make it clear that a hitherto neglected dimension is increasingly coming to the fore: the underground.

Further reading

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