February 2017 Vol. 72 No. 2


Martin Herrenknecht was awarded the Werner von Siemens Ring

Martin Herrenknecht was awarded the Werner von Siemens Ring during a ceremony at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Martin Herrenknecht, engineer, founder and leader of Germany-based Herrenknecht AG, received the prestigious Werner von Siemens Ring, an award that recognizes outstanding technical innovations and achievements.

Through a variety of groundbreaking innovations and optimizations in large tunnel boring machines, Herrenknecht has become an international market leader. Over its 40-year history, the company has mastered more than 3,100 tunnel projects in over 80 countries, and has regularly marked new records and milestones, including the largest, longest, smallest and deepest projects.

In remarks at the ceremony, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice- chancellor and federal minister for economic affairs and energy, referred to Herrenknecht as an exemplary figure: “He is an inventor and founder, a technical pioneer and an entrepreneur, and with the success displayed by his company, he is one of the representatives of this country’s economic strength.”

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