Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

In Dagestan one may find such a wonder – a shaft-sinking and tunnelling complex Robbins (USA) that overcame 5 km in the mountains?!
It used to be a diversion tunnel 5,2 km long from the dam to the station. Water went through the generator producing electricity. It was done for elevation changes for bigger station power. The first machine of such type in Russia was exactly here, at Irganaiskaya hydrostation.

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

James Robbins made its first drilling machine in 1950. He designed the equipment with rotary heads and saws, the technologies that exist today too. Tunneling machines are faster and safer for making tunnels than those that had been used before.

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

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Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

The original Main Beam TBM, manufactured by Robbins in 1968

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Here’s how it looks when it’s moving.

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Monster of the Irganaiskaya Hydrostation

Location: Untsukulsky district, Dagestan

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