Who we are

Jim McNally, Director and owner of TBM Trading Middle East Jim McNally.

Jim McNally – is the Director and owner of TBM Trading Middle East founded in 2011,based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - Jim has over 28 years of tunnelling experience through a wide range of activities on major construction projects worldwide.

Jim has worked with all the latest TBM and HDD technologies used in the no-dig industry, this includes:

  • Microtunnelling - Pipe-jacking - Open face timber drives
  • HDD - Vertical drilling - Pipe Rehabilitation - Shaft sinking
  • Concrete tunnel lining – Dewatering - Jet grouting
  • Planning and project supervision- Sales and Marketing

Milestones of Jims Business Career:

2010 – 2012Managing Partner for Global Engineering services based in Dubai in the Middle East providing sales and consultancy for projects in the Middle East area
2002 – 2010Managing Director for Herrenknecht Asia Ltd. based in Bangkok - Thailand
being responsible for the sales and after sales business mainly for the Microtunneling and HDD business in the Asia Pacific Region
2000 – 2002Department Manager for Al Naboodah Engineering Services Tunnelling division in Dubai United Arab Emirates
1996 – 2000Tunneling Manger for Dutco Brochier Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
1992 – 1996Tunnelling Superintendant for Lilley International in Dubai United Arab Emirates
1988 – 1992Mechanical Engineer for Lilley Construction LLC, Mepas Stage 2 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
1985 – 1988Senior Mechanical Engineer for Trans Manche link, Channel Tunnell Rail link United Kingdom
1982 – 1985 Mechanical Engineer Cairo Waste water Consortium Lilley Misr Contract 4 Egypt.

Our mission

Jim McNally has been active in the Tunneling Industry for over 28 years and formed TBM Trading Middle East at the end of 2011 with the aim to provide the customer with the correct equipment, for the precise application, within the customers required budget and timeframe.
TBM Trading Middle East purchase both new and used Tunnelling equipment and ancillaries from various manufacturers thus providing our customers with custom made packages for their project requirements.

TBM Trading can also provide Spare Parts, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, along with Operator Technicians for the operation and repairs of your tunnelling equipment, We can also provide consultancy service as required for your project in the Middle East or anywhere Worldwide.

TBM Trading are also the Middle East Agent for mts Perforator Tunneling Systems from Germany, a well-known high quality provider of Microtunneling Systems from Valluhn, Germany- which is located between Hamburg and Berlin. For further details see: www.mts-p.de