About us

Herrenknecht is the global market leader providing innovative and customized tunnelling technology for diameters of 0.1 to 19 meters. Furthermore Herrenknecht provides technical solutions for successfully excavating inclined shafts and sinking vertical shafts down to great depths. Herrenknecht’s references include more than 4,100 completed projects around the world with the support of more than 5,000 employees worldwide.

Based on its proven experience, Herrenknecht provides an entire range of innovative machines for the mechanized construction of underground mining infrastructure. Whether for vertical access or production shafts, inclined vehicle access ramps, ventilation shafts or transport tunnels, Herrenknecht mining 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 that can achieve high advance rates and occupational health and safety using compact construction designs.

Products and services

Herrenknecht has developed customized mining machines for the excavation of vertical and inclined slot holes and shafts in hard rock for a wide range of underground applications. Herrenknecht Shaft Sinking Systems are an innovative machine concept able to reach deposits at great depths safely and efficiently. Implementation of mechanized shaft sinking in mine development increases occupational health and safety and enhances shaft sinking rates for shafts of up to 2,000 meters due to simultaneous process steps.
With the proven Raise Boring technology, a broad variety of shafts in mining and civil projects can be drilled. This allows fast and competitive construction of shafts with different diameters for various applications. Thanks to their compact and modular design, the machines can be shipped easily and deliver reliable operation wherever needed.

SHAFT BORING ROADHEADER - SBR

The Herrenknecht Shaft Boring Roadheader (SBR) was developed for the mechanized sinking of blind shafts in soft to medium-hard rock. It is focuses on high productivity and has been equipped with a roadheader boom and a rotating cutting drum. This allows the creation of variable shaft diameters between 7 and 12 meters. The SBR offers a high level of work safety through remote controlled operation.

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RAISE BORING RIG – RBR

High performance Raise Boring Rigs: With the long proven Raise Boring technology, a broad variety of shafts in mining and civil projects can be drilled. This allows very fast and competitive construction of shafts with different diameters for various applications such as ventilation, hoisting, pressure shafts and ore passes. Thanks to their compact and modular design, the machines can be shipped easily worldwide and deliver reliable operation wherever needed.

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TBM FOR MINING APPLICATIONS

Herrenknecht TBMs for mining applications are characterized by their high flexibility, maneuverability and removability. They are able to handle steep grades in declines, offer a high and constant tunnelling performance and precise excavation thrust for cutting hard rock.

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Address
Herrenknecht AG
Schlehenweg 2
77963 Schwanau
Germany

Phone: +49 7824 3020
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com
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Contact person

Charles Howarth
Managing Director Australia
Phone: +61 732 912700
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Representative
Herrenknecht (Australia) Pty Ltd
93 Links Ave South, Eagle Farm
QLD 4009
Australia

Phone: +61 07 32912700
Internet: www.herrenknecht.com
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