Time for tunnelling

Master Drilling Group unveiled its Mobile Tunnel Boring (MTB) solution to the mining industry at Mining Indaba at the start of this year. Eight months later, at the commissioning stage of the technology, MM was invited to see the machine at a quarry near Rome, Italy

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In October, the MTB successfully completed its commissioning, tunnelling through 10m of tuff at the quarry, while being visited by a host of potential international clients

The MTB, which is the result of a collaboration with Italian tunnel-boring machine (TBM) manufacturer Seli Technologies, was going through the last steps of mechanical assembly when MM ...