NFM Technologies

For more than 20 years, NFM Technologies has been designing and manufacturing large diameter tunnel boring machines ranging from 4 m to more than 15 m, suited to all types of geology. The French company produces efficient and reliable  tunnelling-technologyworldwide references and is known for efficient and reliable machines. The World Tunnel Congress 2014 in Brazil will be a good opportunity to highlight the company’s latest projects including the 15.08 m diameter EPB TBM for the Italian Caltanissetta Highway project in Sicily. The mega-machine will excavate the 4 km twin-tube tunnel as much...

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Issue 2017-02 Italy

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Albvorland Tunnel: Tunnel Boring Machine “Sibylle” Arrives at Wendlingen

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Issue 2014-07 Turkey

Terratec delivers TBM for Istanbul Metro

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Issue 2014-06 V-mole-technology

Mechanical Shaft Enlargement in Hard Rock Mining

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Issue 2014-08 Poland

Slowacki-Tunnel will be opened in 2015

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