________________ In terms of technology, profitability and ecology mechanized tunnelling is among the most innovative special areas in the international construction business. Densely built-up cities, large natural barriers, rivers and sea straits pose enormous challenges and require reliable and tested concepts.
Confidence plays an important role in this respect for clients, the construction industry and manufacturers of tunnel boring machines. Therefore, at Herrenknecht research and development takes place in close cooperation with customers from the construction industry, clients and universities. Innovations such as seismic exploration or the accessible cutting wheel are exemplary results of applied engineering skills: innovative solutions paving the way for mechanized tunnelling to a promising future.