Terratec Milestones



Sept 1990 Incorporation of TERRATEC Mr. Tony Peach and Mr. Al Jones establish TERRATEC in Australia.
Jul 1993 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.
Sept 1995 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.
Nov 1996 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.
Nov 1998 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.
Apr 1999 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.
Dec 2002 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.
Apr 2005 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.
Jul 2008 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.
Aug 2009 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.
Dec 2012 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.
Feb 2013 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.
Dec 2014 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.