Kawasaki Heavy Industries Tunnel Boring Machine Control System for Canary Wharf River Thames Crossing

Development of a PLC and HMI Control System for a Tunnel Boring Machine with controls for the Cutter Head, Screw Conveyor, Gripper Shoes, Thrust Cylinders and Belt Conveyor.

Project Details

  • Contract No. C089
  • Primary Service Construction & Commissioning, Detailed Design & Engineering
  • Industry OEM
  • Secondary Service As Built Documentation, Control Systems Engineering, Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning, SCADA HMI System Engineering, Start Up Audit Start Up & Process Optimisation
  • Client Kawasaki Industrial
  • Start Date Jul 1999
  • Consultant or EPC None
  • Contract Value ($) 30000
  • Project Location Underground Ltd, Heron Quays Rd, London, E14 4HJ, United Kingdom
  • Person Hours 990
  • Execution Office Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    Control & automation system for a Tunnel Boring Machine.


  • PLC & HMI Control System Design
  • Software Development
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Commissioning
  • Conduct Start-up


  • PLC Software
  • SCADA Screens
  • Commissioning Records
  • Training

Technical specifications

  • 110 Inputs/Outputs
  • Mitsubishi PLC
  • Panel Mount HMI