ITA Technical Product/ Equipment Innovation of the Year Award, 2019
The World’s First Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machine (A-TBM)
A plug and plug system developed by in house engineers to automate key tunnel boring machine operations, allowing real-time analysis ofmachine data, faster response times, enhanced accuracy and productivity
The A-TBM was successfully deployed in 4 distinct geological formations encountered in the KVMRT SSP Line 2 tunnel drives. The autonomous system gives operators the advantage of 360° situational awareness, with better insights gained from TBM data
The system will now be further expanded into the constructions of Singapore’s MRT Defu Station and Australia’s Sydney Metro West tunnelling works.
Winner of the 2019 “Technical Product/ Equipment Innovation of the Year” award from the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA)
Winner of the 2019 “Innovation in Tunnel Excavation” award at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Festival 2019