1 March 2019, 08:00
The future is forging its way through the underground, where intelligent infrastructures are being built, future-proof mobility solutions designed and the habitat of the growing world population expanded. As a full-range supplier of mechanized tunnelling technology, Herrenknecht, together with its highly specialized subsidiaries, supports the construction industry in all underground challenges. At bauma 2019 in Munich, the world market leader shows where the journey of tunnelling can go with high-tech.
The golden age of tunnelling and the underground is driven by the unbroken trend toward urbanization, the increasing demand worldwide for mobility and the associated need to build new, efficient infrastructures underground. In the coming decades, hundreds of new megacities will emerge and today's metropolises will grow to unbelievable sizes. Gigantic urban habitats whose citizens need housing, drinking water, and environmentally friendly, flexible and affordable mobility concepts. The interconnectivity between nations and metropolises is becoming ever denser, more complex and faster.
An obvious, almost inevitable solution: systematic urban development underground. This requires efficient metro and high-speed rail networks, well-connected traffic and transport systems as well as efficient sewage, water, oil, gas and energy systems. With its expertise and technology, Herrenknecht is particularly involved in projects with very complex technological requirements. A case in point is the "Grand Paris Express" metro expansion program. With more than 200 km of new metro lines, new perspectives are opening up for the growing hinterland around the French capital.
Under the motto "The future tunnels", at bauma 2019 Herrenknecht presents visionary urban planning in Paris, current and future tunnel projects as well as groundbreaking technology innovations. With its expertise from milestone projects worldwide and as a passionate underground pioneer, Herrenknecht shows how the partners in mechanized tunnelling move forward together safely, quickly and reliably. In a total of four exhibition areas, visitors of the trade show will enter into a dialog about what Herrenknecht is working on to open up new underground terrain and make it usable for people. At the outside booth, technology will be shown live and touchable.
Bauma is the world's leading trade show for construction machinery, building material and mining machines, construction vehicles and equipment. As the leading industry event, the world's largest trade show sets the trends for the future.
Source: Herrenknecht AG