PIONEERING UNDERGROUND TOGETHER
With the experience of more than 5,300 projects, Herrenknecht is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling technology. Herrenknecht is the only company worldwide to deliver cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters – ranging from 0.10 to 19 meters. The product range includes tailor-made machines for traffic, supply and disposal tunnels, technologies for pipeline installation as well as drilling equipment for vertical and inclined shafts and deep drilling rigs.
The Herrenknecht Group achieved a total output of 1,069 million euros in 2020. The independent family-run business employs around 5,000 people worldwide, including around 200 trainees. With around 70 subsidiaries and associated companies working in related
fields in Germany and abroad, Herrenknecht is able to provide a comprehensive range of services close to the project site and the customer, quickly and in a targeted way. Under the umbrella of the Herrenknecht Group, a team
of innovative specialists offers integrated tunnelling solutions with project-specific equipment and service packages upon request: separation plants, belt conveyor systems, navigation systems, rolling stock systems as well
as segment moulds and even turnkey segment production plants.
As a reliable project partner, Herrenknecht supports its customers with an extensive range of services from the beginning of the project to breakthrough. From the initial project idea through manufacturing, transport, assembly, tunnelling support and spare parts service to disassembly, Herrenknecht accompanies the process at the customer‘s side. Even personnel solutions for the temporary supplementing of jobsite crews are provided if required. With competent service specialists and more than 40 years of experience in the tunnelling industry, the company regularly supports around 300 jobsites worldwide and offers customized service packages tailored to individual project requirements.
Road, metro, and railway tunnels for efficient traffic network. By the middle of this century, the world´s population is expected to reach nine billion, and two thirds of these people will live in large conurbations. To keep people and goods on the move, the way ahead for new efficient infrastructures is leading underground. With state-of-the-art technologies, efficient infrastructures are created exactly where they are needed, even in cramped and complex jobsite conditions. Herrenknecht technology pushes the boundaries of feasibility and creates new tunnelling standards worldwide. Herrenknecht technology extends existing transport networks and creates new connections in urban and rural areas – under mountains or deep beneath water.
Innovative solutions for underground supply and disposal systems. As the world’s population grows the need for underground supply tunnels is also increasing; in emerging and developing countries as well as in modern metropolises. That is why more than 850 Herrenknecht Utility Tunnelling Machines are in operation around the world constructing or laying water and wastewater systems, gas and oil pipelines, as well as conduits for electricity and telecommunications. Here, trenchless tunnelling technology offers a range of advantages compared to conventional construction procedures: transport, business and the environment remain mostly undisturbed when Micromachines, HDD rigs or shaft sinking equipment are being used. Innovations such as Direct Pipe® set new standards in the semi-trenchless installation. The new technology E-Power Pipe® allows the secure and quick installation of underground cable protection pipes with smaller diameters and long advance lengths. Innovative HDD tools simplify pipeline construction operations at key sections. The Herrenknecht product portfolio is completed by a broad range of equipment for the areas of mining (construction of underground infrastructures around raw material deposits) and exploration (oil, gas and geothermal energy).