Almaty Metro
Kazakhstan, Almaty
2006 – 2008

The first metro line in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, was inaugurated on December 1, 2011 when the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence was celebrated. Until now, Almaty's metro system consists only of this single line but plans for the extension of the network have already been worked out.

An underground section of the new metro line with a length of 2,666 meters was excavated by a Herrenknecht EPB Shield from April 2006 to the successfull breakthrough on July 25, 2008.

Data Sheet

Country, Location

Kazakhstan, Almaty


2006 – 2008




Soft ground
Erratic blocks in clay, sand

Tunnelling length

2,666 m

Machine Data

1x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 5,850 mm
Lining method: Segmental lining
Cutterhead power: 800 kW
Torque: 3,600 kNm

Your contact person Contact us

Steffen Dubé President and General Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc.
Gerhard Goisser Commercial Manager Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, Inc.