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Latest Bids

Belgium, Brussels Capital

be/27

Roads, Ring Roads and Motorways

Closing Date: 08/09/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 08.09.2015, for the lighting renewal in the tunnels Montgomery (600 m), Trone (304 m), Stephanie (465 m) and Louise (307 m) and for the lighting upgrading in ... ......Full Information

Netherlands, North Holland

nl/27

Roads

Closing Date: 08/10/2015

Open invitation to tender, deadline 08.10.2015, for maintenance of technical installations in IJ tunnel (2 x 1,129 m) on S116 in Amsterdam. Duration of contract 24 months from award. Contact ... ......Full Information

Germany, Karlsruhe

de/54

Railway

Prior information notice for Lot PFA 1.2 for final construction works on the Karlsruhe-Rastatt section including the 4,270 m-long Rastatt tunnel on Karlsruhe-Basel line. Scheduled date for start ... ......Full Information

Austria, Vienna

at/34

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Styria & Carinthia

at/42

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/44

Stans/Terfens - High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/45

Wiesing/Jenbach - High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/46

Terfens High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/47

High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/48

Radfeld/Wiesing - High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Innsbruck-Kufstein

at/56

Fritzens/Baumkirchen - High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 07/09/2015

Negotiated invitation to tender, deadline 07.09.2015, for equipment maintenance in tunnels on the new railways Vienna-St. Polten, Innsbruck-Kufstein in Unterintal and Koralm. The contract is ... ......Full Information

Austria, Tyrol

at/89

Road

Open invitation to tender, deadline 18.09.2015, for the construction of the bypass of Scharnitz, B 177 Seefeld Strasse from km 19.00 to km 21.18. The two lots contract includes the construction ... ......Full Information

Industry News

Sandvik for service

Sandvik for service

Sandvik supports clients with in-depth product and application expertise, rapid response, local presence and worldwide network. Read the August, 2015 edition of Sandvik E-newsletter and visit ... ...Full Story

TBM tunnel enlargement

TBM tunnel enlargement

At the beginning of August Fillie, a 9 m-diameter TBM, started work near Bolton, UK as part of a Network Rail project to electrify the Preston-Bolton-Manchester line, one of north-west ... ...Full Story

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

The fourth generation of the Muhlhauser family continues in the company tradition of tailormade logistics solutions for tunnelling and mining, offering railbound and trackless vehicles and machines ... ...Full Story

Robbins TBM in Tirol

Robbins TBM in Tirol

A 6.53 m-diameter, 200 m-long, 600 t Double Shield Robbins TBM named Magliadrun (meaning Glutton) is gearing up for the Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Inn GmbH (GKI) project in Tirol, Austria. The name was ... ...Full Story

Owning a TBM

Owning a TBM

Cost of ownership of a TBM is a complex subject, whether specifying a machine for a single job or to span a generation of projects. Experience will give the best insight, and a complimentary Robbins ... ...Full Story

Putzmeister success story

Germany-based machine manufacturer Putzmeister has announced a 10 percent increase in business volume for 2014 with sales of EUR691.2 worldwide. Read the press release and visit www.putzmeister.com. ... ...Full Story

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

The 2.4 km-long Waterview Connection in Auckland, New Zealand will connect two existing motorways. It is being driven by TBM, supplied around the clock by Jacon MSVs, each carrying a complete 90 t ... ...Full Story

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet has strengthened both its Australian and Asia-Pacific regional operations with the appointment of Neil Fitzmaurice as managing director and John Gelson as his manager of ground control and ... ...Full Story

Blue Plains holing

In early July, 2015 Herrenknecht TBM Lady Bird completed the 7.24 km-long Blue Plains Tunnel that will be used to help improve the water quality in the Anacostia River in Washington DC, US. Blue ... ...Full Story

EuroTAP 2015 reports

The results of EuroTAP tests overseen by the German Automobile Club, ADAC, together with its partner clubs: ACI in Italy, OEAMTC in Austria, and TCS in Switzerland have been published. The 2015 ... ...Full Story

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra is the new TBM Technical Manager – Americas in Normet. He’ll lead Normet’s North and Latin American teams into the fast growing market of TBM related construction ... ...Full Story

Robbins at Moscow metro

Robbins at Moscow metro

On 15.07.2015 Robbins EPB Elena completed excavation of the 1,710 m-long left-hand tunnel for the Moscow Metro Second Circle line (Third Interchange Circuit) and arrived in the future 65 m-deep ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

Norway, More & Romsdal

no/119

Road

Award of contract, value EUR2,358,607 excluding VAT, to Eltel Networks AS of Oslo for electrical, control and radio installations in the new Ljo tunnel (3,655 m) and on the Fv 60 road from ... ......Full Information

Norway, Buskerud

no/148

Road

Cowi AS of Oslo secured the EUR5.5 million contract, excluding VAT, for preparation of the tender documentation, work drawings (construction plan) and follow-up in the construction phase for a ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Geneva

ch/40

Railway

Martin Sanitaires SA of Geneva secured the EUR4,924,254.92 contract for delivery and installation of firefighting equipment in tunnels, cut/cover and safety tunnels on the ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton Aargau

ch/93

Railway

SBB awarded Implenia of Wallisellen the EUR137 million contract (CHF145 million) to build the new twin-track Boezberg railway tunnel, replacing the existing Boezberg tunnel in Canton Aargau and ... ......Full Information

Romania, Bucharest

ro/13

Metro

The JV Astaldi SpA, FCC Construccion SA, UTI Grup SA and Activ Group Management SRL of Rome secured the EUR179.59 million contract, excluding VAT, for railway works, third rail, E&M ... ......Full Information

Saudi Arabia, Mecca

sa/14

Metro

The consortium Isolux Corsan (Spain), Kolin Insaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret (Turkey) and Haif Company (Saudi Arabia) has been appointed as preferred bidder to build lines B and C of the Makkah ... ......Full Information

Oman, National

om/11

High Speed Railway

Three of the five consortia on the Oman Rail shortlist for the design-build contract of the 207 km-long Segment One from Sohar Port to Buraim have been asked to extend the validity of their bid ... ......Full Information

Norway, Akershus

no/86

Railway

The Norwegian National Rail Administration (NNRA) has nominated the Spanish company Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A. for the EPC Ski contract for the Follo Line Project. This is the third of six large ... ......Full Information

Germany, Hesse

de/118

High-speed railway

CFT GmbH Compact Filter Technic of Gladbeck secured the EUR638,000 contract, excluding VAT, for provision of temporary ventilation facilities during refurbishment of the rail tunnels Deesen (380 ... ......Full Information

Norway, Troms

no/224

Road

Scanmatic Elektro AS of Staubo secured the EUR22.18 million contract, excluding VAT, for safety equipment renovation of 3.5 km-long E8 Tromsoysund twin-tube tunnel with 15 crosscuts and three ... ......Full Information

Italy, Sicily

it/17

Palermo-Messina Highway

Elimar Srl of Palermo secured the EUR65,736, excluding VAT, for fault and lights reset in Trapani, Salice and Bazia parking areas, Messina North barrier, Rometta, Milazzo, Barcellona, Falcone ... ......Full Information

News Feed

End of the line for Elizabeth!

Rail Engineer has visited the new Crossrail Farringdon station site before (issue 118, August 2014) and has looked at the working of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs). ... Full Story

35 miles, 2 million truck loads of earth and £6.5 billion later

The NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, when it opens to the public on June 1 2016, will transport passengers from Zurich to Milan in two hours and 50 minutes, Full Story

Sydney Metro TBM breaks cover

AUSTRALIA: Tunnel boring machines typically arrive ‘face first’ at a breakthrough sites, but TBMs Maria and Isabelle Full Story

Manukau marine drilling project completed

Something has barged out of Manukau Harbour ahead of schedule. Full Story

Dismantling Crossrail’s tunnel boring machines

Crossrail has released a set of images showing its final tunnel boring machine (TBM), Victoria, being dismantled at Farringdon Full Story

An engineering adventure

Our incumbent technical editor takes to the screen to present a new engineering show due to air later this month. He tells the story of what to expect, and how it all ... Full Story

Qatar completes main tunnel

Excavation works for the main tunnel of Mesaimeer Surface and Ground Water Drainage Project in Qatar have been completed. Full Story

Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity rail to start construction by the end of 2015

Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity rail to start construction by the end of 2015 Full Story

Feasibility study into Trans-Pennine tunnel plan

A £1.3m contract has been handed to a joint Mouchel/Hyder team Full Story

SBB awards contract for new Bözberg tunnel

SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has awarded Implenia, Switzerland, the SFr 145m ($US 152m) main Full Story

Riyadh Metro: Bechtel-led team starts tunneling

JEDDAH: A consortium led by global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has begun tunneling on Line 1 of the Riyadh Metro, marking an ... Full Story

China’s CCCC wins $705 million tunnel contract in Bangladesh

SHANGHAI - China Communications Construction Corp (CCCC) said it had won a $705 million contract to build an underwater tunnel below the Karnaphuli river in ... Full Story

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