Strategic Alliance for TBM Industry Technology Innovation in Henan Province ("Henan TBM Alliance") was established upon signing in the opening ceremony of Henan Science and Technology Week on May 15. Li Jianbin, board chairman of China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co., Ltd. attended the signing ceremony of Henan TBM Alliance as an originator and supporter.
Henan TBM Alliance is the first strategic alliance established in China for technology innovation, communication and cooperation on TBM equipment manufacturing based on the need for "focusing on research and development of large shield machine" specified in Guiding Opinions on Promoting Establishment of Strategic Alliance for Industrial Technology Innovation issued by six national ministries, and Outline of Medium- and Long-term Scientific and Technology Development Plan of Henan Province. The alliance focuses on the subject of TBM R&D, and by integrating relevant resources of the members, realizes resources sharing, combination of giants, changes individual advantage into group advantage, guides the gathering of innovative elements to the advantageous enterprises in order to achieve the optimization and upgrading of TBM industrial structure in Henan Province.
China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co., Ltd. is one of first units engaged in TBM R&D in China, and has obtained nine national invention patents, sixteen utility model patents in TBM technology field, and yielded a group of scientific research achievements with independent intellectual property rights, which has laid a solid foundation for Henan TBM Alliance.
Henan TBM Alliance has also absorbed seven companies including China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co., Ltd., Zhengzhou Butterfly Valve Factory Co., Ltd., Zhengzhou Yutong Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and six universities including Zhengzhou University, Henan University of Technology. Upon establishment, the TBM Alliance will concentrate superior forces to develop hard rock TBM for different geological conditions of rocks in China, develop slurry TBM, small- and middle-sized shield machine and research hard rock TBM, to find an innovation road for industrial alliance model. At the same time, the establishment of Henan TBM Alliance is of great significance in enhancing the leadership of China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co., Ltd. in TBM industry in Henan Province, which provides a broader support platform for realizing the long-term strategic objectives of the company.
Upon establishment, Henan TBM Alliance will directly foster and boost the development of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, materials, sensors, transport, construction, technical consultation services and such other related industries, and indirectly drive the development machining, materials, transport and logistics and other related industries.