On Thursday 4th July 2013, TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Tests of a new DN1500 Microtunnelling System. The ceremony was held in TERRATEC new facilities in Thailand, in the presence of the representatives from the Buyer, Nawarat Patanakarn PCL.
The MTBM is a Pipe Jacking System designed to handle standard Concrete Pipes of I.D. 1500mm, O.D. 1800mm and 2500mm in length to be used by the Contractor in different drainage projects of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The system is designed to excavate tunnel drives up to 350m in length with the assistance of one or two Intermediate Jacking Stations. TERRATEC scope of supply from include the Shield, the Main Jacking Station, Intermediate Jacking Stations, the Slurry Transport System, a digital Guidance System and a Control Room on the surface with the Operation Panel and Power Pack.
The system was designed by TERRATEC on its Engineering Centre in Hobart, Australia, and the production and assembly was done in TERRATEC’s new plant in Thailand, with key components coming mainly from Australia and Japan. In the last two years, the Company has sold fourteen (14) microtunelling systems with diameter ranging from 300mm to 1800mm in South East Asia Region, reason why the TERRATEC’s management decided to set-up the production and maintenance centre of its Microtunnelling Division in Thailand.
TERRATEC is well known in the industry as Tunnel Boring Machines and Raise Boring Machines designer and manufacturer and with the current orders for Pipe Jacking Systems, the Company completes its range of tunnelling machinery and expects to become a lead supplier also in the small diameter tunnelling market.
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