In 2004 CREC-TBM started with the refurbishment of Tunnelling Equipment used by their sister companies. By 2008 they had started manufacturing TBM’s for themselves, both independently and in joint venture with various experienced western suppliers. Within the first two years over 20 machines had been manufactured and much experience of the problems and their solutions had been gained.
In the following four years up to the end of 2013, over 120 TBM’s have been designed, manufactured and supplied under their own brand name and in their own colours, providing over 150 kilometres of tunnelling experience.
In 2013, CREC-TBM acquired the complete range of WIRTH Hard Rock TBM’s to extend further their capability and experience.
Although the majority of these first machines have been for projects in China, 2013 also saw the first machines purchased by an international buyer and sent to an overseas contract - the Klang Valley MRT Project for MMC Gamuda Sdn Bhd, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.