Incorporation of TERRATEC
Mr. Tony Peach and Mr. Al Jones establish TERRATEC in Australia.
Tunneling Production World Record
The new TERRATEC concept of continuously advancing conveyor system sets the production World Record in the Blue Mountains Project, which is still unbroken for that diameter tunnel today.
Oscillating Disc Cutter (ODC)
After several years of Research and Development. A full scale prototype of the ODC is designed, manufactured and tested to prove its effectiveness to Cut Rock up to 10 times more efficiently than conventional Disc Cutters.
First Export to China
TERRATEC obtains its first contract in CHINA for the supply of one TBM and two Segment Erecting Machines for the Strategic Sewer Disposal Scheme in Hong Kong.
World’s Largest Down Reaming Drill
TERRATEC supplies the world’s largest down reaming production drill (TDR2000) which was purchased by Xstrata’s Mount Isa Mines, one of the largest mining companies in the World.
First Exports to USA
TERRATEC receives an Order from Stillwater Mining Co. and BHP Copper Inc. for the supply of three Raise Boring Machines (TDRL-600 TDRL1000’s) in the difficult USA Market controlled by American competitors up to that time.
First Export to Europe
TERRATEC receives the first order to export its equipment to Europe, consisting of a TBM and related Back-up System for a water transfer project in Portugal.
First EPB Project
TERRATEC participates in the design and supply of the tunneling equipment together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the New Metro Rail City Project in Perth, Australia.
Ore Belly Dumpers
TERRATEC signs a Contract with Crosslands Resources to design and manufacture a special concept of Ore Belly Dumper Trailer to work in the West Australia iron ore mines and commences the production of an initial batch of 18 units.
First TBM for Latin-America
TERRATEC receives an order for the supply of complete tunnelling system, including 9.56m EPB-TBM, Conveyor System and Rolling Stock, for the construction of the Line 2 of Metro in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
First of eight (8) TBMS for Delhi Metro
TERRATEC supplies the first of eight (8) TBMs with respective Back-Up System for Delhi Metro Phase III after a record seven (7) months from receipt of order. The Tunnel Boring Machine is a Ø6.61m EPB Shield.
TERRATEC Launches Its New Universal Boxhole Borer
TERRATEC has launched the Universal Boxhole Boring Machine - UB1000, is designed to boxhole sections up to 1.06m diameter x 100m long and it can also ream conventional raises nominally 1.8m diameter x 200m deep.
New Double Shield TBM for Laos
TERRATEC supplies a 5.74m Hard Rock Double Shield TBM to service the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project in Laos.