COMPANY NEWS Chinese TBM maker goes international 07 Feb 2013
CTE Ltd News Release
- Following successful factory testing and acceptance of the first TBM bound for the Kuala Lumpur MRT in Malaysia, CREC-TBM of Zhengzhou, China announces creation of an international division, CTE Ltd, for the purpose of marketing TBMs manufactured by CREC-TBM and providing full field support and after-sales service to CREC-TBM machine customers.
Gus Klados, Project Manager, MMC-Gamuda, and Ms Han Yali, General Manager, CREC-TBM, at the TBM factory acceptance in Zhengzhou
- CTE Ltd is established in Hong Kong and Don Hall is appointed Managing Director, working initially from the Kuala Lumpur office. Several internationally experienced tunnelling professionals will join Hall in the CTE team.
- The CREC machines for the Kuala Lumpur MRT are 6.67m diameter EPBMs and are built to conform to the international standards including BS 6164 and EN 12336. Many of the key components for the machines including the main bearing, drive motors, gear reducers, hydraulic components and the electric/PLC components have been sourced from European suppliers.
In addition to TBMs, CREC-TBM can supply auxiliary equipment such as rolling stock; diesel and electric locomotives of up to 50 tonne; tunnel formwork; and piling rigs. Through CTE Ltd, this range of products is now available to customers outside China.
- CREC-TBM is the manufacturing division of the huge China Railway Engineering Corporation which has design engineering as well as major construction divisions. Both the design and construction divisions have also developed strategies for securing international projects and contracts. For further details of the CREC-TBM international marketing and sales strategy, contact Don Hall at CTE via the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMC-Gamuda takes Kuala Lumpur MRT tunnels - TunnelTalk, March 2012
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