Kiev Metro
Ukraine, Kiev

The Kiev metro - also known as "Pidsemka" - was opened in 1960 and was the first underground in the Ukraine and the third in the USSR. The metro system ist the backbone of the capital's public transport system. 1.7 million people use the metro on a daily basis. The metro is to be extended - this includes the north/south line.

A Herrenknecht EPB Shield was employed for building two kilometers of tunnel on the upgrade section of the north-to-south Line 2 between the stations Lybidska and Teremky. After best weekly performances of 77 rings, the EPB Shield arrived in the target shaft after eleven months of tunnelling on December 4, 2008.

Data Sheet

Country, Location

Ukraine, Kiev






Soft ground
Clay, loam, sand and silt

Tunnelling length

2,028 m

Machine Data

1x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 6,350 mm
Lining method: Segmental lining
Torque: 800 kNm
Torque: 3,580 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.