The latest development from Aker Wirth, the Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM) for underground tunneling and mining, has been nominated for this year’s bauma Innovation Award. A jury of experts picked the MTM as one of the three best contributions from among 156 entries in the “Machinery” category. The nomination was announced officially at the bauma Media Dialogue event, which was held in Munich, Germany end of January. The winners will be announced officially and handed their awards in Munich on 14 April 2013.
The Mobile Tunnel Miner combines the flexibility of a roadheader with the robustness of a tunnel boring machine. The knowledge gained from a previous version developed and tested already by Aker Wirth is also exploited. “The nomination is a welcome confirmation of our performance and innovation strength. Our MTM sets a revolutionary new benchmark in underground mining, particularly with regard to safety and efficiency,” said Aker Wirth CEO Einar Brønlund.
Prizes are awarded every three years at the bauma international trade fair, one of the world’s leading exhibition for construction machinery, building material machinery, mining machinery, construction vehicles and construction equipment.