About us

Herrenknecht is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling systems. Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters. The Herrenknecht product range includes tailor-made machines for transport tunnels (Traffic Tunnelling) and supply and disposal tunnels (Utility Tunnelling). Additionally Herrenknecht supplies an entire range of innovative machines for the mechanized construction of Underground mining infrastructures. Whether for vertical access or production shafts, inclined vehicle access ramps, ventilation channels or Transport tunnels, Herrenknecht technology is designed for diameters of 0.3 to 12 meters and can reach depths of up to 2,000 meters. Our innovative solutions are based on proven technology and are a byword for high advance rates and occupational safety as well as compact construction designs which have already proved their value in several projects.

Products and services

Herrenknecht tunnelling technology stands for the fast and efficient mechanized production of shafts and tunnels in all fields of mining. Herrenknecht Mining product range: - Boxhole Boring Machine (BBM) -Raise Boring Rig (RBR) - Shaft Boring Roadheader (SBR) - Shaft Boring Machine (SBM) - Shaft Drilling Jumbo (SDJ) - Vertical Shaft Sinking Machine (VSM).

Boxhole Boring Machine (BBM)

Herrenknecht developed a new machine technology –the Boxhole Boring Machine (BBM) – to construct shafts in mines based on the proven pipe jacking method used in Microtunnelling. The BBM has been developed for fast and safe construction of vertical and inclined shafts (± 30° from vertical) with a diameter of up to 1.5 meters.

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Shaft Boring Roadheader (SBR)

The Shaft Boring Roadheader (SBR) was developed for the mechanized sinking of blind shafts in soft to medium-hard rock. Its roadheader boom and rotating cutting drum allow the cutting of variable shaft diameters from 8 to 12 meters. The new development offers higher occupational safety and high shaft sinking performances.

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Raise Boring Rig (RBR)

The Raise Boring Rig (RBR) is used for excavating shafts up to depths >1,000 m. After completing the pilot drill from surface, the pilot drill bit is replaced by a reamer to enlarge the shaft to the foreseen diameter. In addition to deep mine extraction shafts, ventilation shafts, supply shafts and pressure shafts for hydropower stations are produced using raise drills.

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Herrenknecht AG
Schlehenweg 2
77963 Schwanau

Phone: +56 979 784861
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com
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Michael Weinhold
General Manager Mining Latin America
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Herrenknecht Chile Limitada
Avenida del Valle 570 Oficina 601, Ciudad Empresial
8580694 Huechuraba, Santiago

Phone: +56 979 784861
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com
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