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Tunneling, Engineering and Construction, Mining Products
Previously sold tunnel-boring equipment to Iran for a water project managed by the IRGC.
Aker Wirth operates in Iran through the WPS Group and previously sold tunnel-boring equipment to Iran for a water project that was managed by the IRGC. (Commentary Magazine, "The Iranian Shell Game," July, 2008)
“Aker Wirth GmbH develops, manufactures, and sells drilling equipment and machinery in Germany and internationally. It offers tunnel and foundation boring machines for infrastructure projects; core components and solutions for the oil and natural gas industry; and pumping systems for mining and processing industries. The company’s products include draw works, mud pumps, and rotary tables and swivels; full-face tunnel boring, partial excavation, and slurry transport and processing equipment; onshore and offshore foundation, wind energy, and drill string and cutter equipment; and spare parts. It also offers second hand machinery, as well as provides service contacts. The company was formerly known as WIRTH Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH and changed its name to Aker Wirth GmbH on June 30, 2009. The company was founded in 1895 and is based in Erkelenz, Germany. As of September 4, 2007, Aker Wirth GmbH is a subsidiary of Aker Solutions ASA” (Bloomberg Business Week, "Aker Wirth GmbH – Private Company Information," 2010.)
In the business of TBMs, “Aker Wirth manufactures and supplies tunnel boring machines for mechanized tunnel driving for all geological conditions and all environmental requirements. Aker Wirth machines are in use in tunnel boring projects all over the world and for the excavation of a wide variety of tunnels” (Mining Technology, Net Resources International, "Aker Wirth - Tunnel Boring Machines, Raise Boring and Full-Face Shaft Boring Machines," 2010).
Wirth has an Iran office, WPS Group Ltd. (Iranian Wirth Subsidiary)
An Iranian website features Wirth tunneling projects in Iran, including the Tabriz Metro Project. (Iran Project website)
Wirth has been involved in completed tunneling projects in Alborz and Ghomrud (World Tunnelling, “Iranian TBMs continue steady march,” December 23, 2009).
Specializes in tunneling, engineering and construction and mining products. Operates in Iran through WPS Group.