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Latest Bids

Germany, Regensburg



Closing Date: 09/10/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 09.10.2014, for lighting, telecoms and ventilation upgrade in Pfaffenstein tunnel. Contract commences 08.06.2015 for completion 30.10.2015.Further information, ... ......Full Information

Italy, Sicily


Palermo-Messina Highway

Closing Date: 18/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 18.09.2014, for safety upgrading of the Capo d’Orlando tunnel (2,011 m, 1,980 m) on the Palermo-Messina A20 coastal motorway. Value of contract EUR9,786,333 ... ......Full Information

Italy, Sicily


Palermo-Messina Highway

Closing Date: 18/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 18.09.2014, for safety upgrading of the bi-tube Tindari tunnel (2,136 m, 2,136 m) on the Palermo-Messina A20 coastal motorway. Value of contract EUR12,851,444, ... ......Full Information

Italy, Ligura



Closing Date: 10/10/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 10.10.2014, for the design and construction of the Bisagno river storm water tunnel (lot 1, tranche 1) collecting water from Fereggiano, Noce and Rovare rivers. ... ......Full Information

Germany, Bad Bergzabern



Closing Date: 02/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 02.09.2014, for construction of tunnel with steel fibre reinforced shotcrete lining on A84/B10 Wallmersbach-Hinterweidenthal. Scheduled date for start of works ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lyon-Turin


High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 01/09/2014

Invitation to tender by restricted procedure, deadline 01.09.2014, for environmental coordination of geological works from Saint-Martin-la-Porte, during the construction period of the new Lyon-Turin ... ......Full Information

France, Rhone-Alps


High Speed Railway

Closing Date: 01/09/2014

Invitation to tender by restricted procedure, deadline 01.09.2014, for environmental coordination of geological works from Saint-Martin-la-Porte, during the construction period of the new Lyon-Turin ... ......Full Information

France, Rhone-Alps



Closing Date: 29/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 29.09.2014, for the second safety tunnel for the mono-tube tunnel Ponserand, two lanes, 1,371 m-long, on RN 90. Duration of contract 14 months from award. Contact ... ......Full Information

France, Lyon



Closing Date: 29/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 29.09.2014, for replacing the high voltage switchboards in stations along the ABC metro lines in Lyon. Duration of contract 30 months from award. Contact Sytral, ... ......Full Information

Romania, Bucharest



Closing Date: 19/08/2014 (Tender Closed)

Additional information about open invitation to tender, deadline 19.08.2014, for railway works, third rail, E&M equipment, elevators and escalators for section 1 on tranche 1 (Drumul ... ......Full Information

Netherlands, South Holland



Closing Date: 30/09/2014

Open invitation to tender, deadline 30.09.2014, for maintenance in the bi-tube 1,600 m-long Hubertus tunnel,  TVCC included, and 680 m-long Konings tunnel in The Hague. Contract duration from ... ......Full Information

Bosnia and Herzegovina, National



Closing Date: 22/09/2014

Contract notice, deadline 22.09.2014, for major track overhaul as part of 3.22 km-long Ivan tunnel rehabilitation works on section Rasputnica Miljacka-Bradina along railway line Sarajevo-Capljina ... ......Full Information

Industry News

TBM renaissance in Norway

TBM renaissance in Norway

A Robbins 7.2 m-diameter main beam TBM is at work on the Rossaga hydro project in Norway, the first Norwegian tunnel to be mechanically bored in 22 years. Watch the six-minute video and visit ... ...Full Story

Terratec double in Delhi

Terratec double in Delhi

The first two of a scheduled 18 breakthroughs of Terratec TBMs have been accomplished on the CC-07 and CC-24 projects at New Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read the press release and visit ... ...Full Story

Putzmeister at Expomina, Peru

Expomina 2014 takes place in Lima, Peru on 10-12th September. Putzmeister will be there on Stand E01 showing its 5 cu m capacity Mixkret 5 mixer/carrier designed for underground applications. Read ... ...Full Story

City Rail Link update

City Rail Link update

New Zealand’s City Rail Link (CRL) will be built in two 3.4 km-long, twin tunnels up to 42 m below the city centre of Auckland. It will extend the existing rail line underground through ... ...Full Story

Palermo railway ring

Palermo railway ring

On 23.07.2014 Tecnis SpA (Catania) began work on Lot 1 of the railway ring in Palermo. Value of the project is EUR152 million, with EUR28 million coming from EU funds. The Giachery-Politeama section ... ...Full Story

Palermo-Messina progress

On 17.07.2014 breakout was achieved at the Palermo end of the 4,127 m-long Monte Poggio Maria tunnel, part of the dualling of the 19.7 km Fiumetorto-Cefalu Ogliastrillo section on the ... ...Full Story

Power your business with tunnelbuilder

As the good times start to roll again in the US and Europe, tunnelbuilder readership is growing rapidly, currently averaging 71,493 visits/month for 2014. Our weekly newsletter garners 10,666 ... ...Full Story

Atkins to lead Doha metro

UK-based design, engineering and consulting firm WS Atkins has been awarded the EUR100 million contract as lead designer for Doha metro Gold Line in Qatar. Visit ... ...Full Story

Top award for Lok Home of Robbins

Once a year, the Underground Construction Association honours a person who has made major contributions to the tunnelling industry throughout their career. Lok Home is the exceptionally deserving ... ...Full Story

Merano northwest bypass

Merano northwest bypass

On 22.07.2014 Bozen Province in Italy approved the definitive alignment of Merano northwest bypass – Lot 2. Tender is expected in 2016, start of work in 2017. Lot 2 will be mainly underground ... ...Full Story

Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway

RNVL is implementing the 125.09 km-long rail project in the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand with a preliminary cost of EUR530 million. The rail project passes through Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri and ... ...Full Story

Breakthrough at the Kargi HEPP

A Robbins double shield TBM broke through on 05.07.2014 in Turkey at the Kargi HEPP. The machine made it through fault zones and squeezing ground, ultimately excavating over 700 m/month. Click ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

Denmark, Copenhagen



Award of contract CRNH4 to Ansaldo STS spA of Rome, Italy, for transport systems works from bifurcation chamber at Cityringen, located under Lake Sortedams Soe, to the Orient Kaj station. Further ... ......Full Information

Egypt, Cairo


Metro Line 3

Three candidates have been shortlisted for Project Management & Technical Support to the NAT (National Authority for Tunnels) for the implementation of Cairo Metro Line 3, Phase 3 and will be ... ......Full Information

Germany, Karlsruhe



Award of contract 1, Lot 1 to Bietergemeinschaft Tunnel Rastatt, value EUR312,021,679 excluding VAT, for construction of the 4,270 m bi-tube, single-track Rastatt tunnel, with 470 m in cut/cover, on ... ......Full Information

Italy, National



Qualification system without call for competition for design and construction of safety equipment for operating railway tunnels in Italy. Further information, specs and docs from Eng.Paolo ... ......Full Information

Italy, Lyon-Turin


High Speed Railway

SEA Coop/EG Team (Turin) secured the EUR187,111.50 contract, excluding VAT, for auscultation of water resources on the Italian side of the new Lyon-Turin rail link. Contact Stephanie Nicoud at LTF ... ......Full Information

Italy, Brenner


High Speed Railway

The RTI Salini Impregilo SpA/Strabag AG-Strabag SpA/Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC Societa Cooperativa/Collini Lavori at Milan secured the EUR301,308,880 contract, excluding VAT, for design ... ......Full Information

Spain, National



The JV Sistemas Y Montajes Industriales SA/Thales Espana GRP SAU of Madrid secured the EUR238,987 contract, excluding VAT, for the integral management of civil protection installations in ... ......Full Information

Spain, Bilbao



Fire-Prot SA of Vizcaya (ES) secured the EUR171,894 contract, excluding VAT, for repair and maintenance services for electromechanical pumps and valves installed in tunnels and other locations of ... ......Full Information

Italy, Basilicata



Intercantieri Vittadello SpA (Designers A.T.P. Italconsult SpA - Proger SpA) of Limena (Pd) secured the EUR64,304,604 contract (50 percent of which about OG4 category) for design and construction of ... ......Full Information

Norway, Akershus



The Norwegian National Rail Administration has released tender documents to the six companies and joint ventures prequalified last June for the EPC Oslo Central Station contract for the Follo Line ... ......Full Information

Germany, Berlin



Bietergemeinschaft Bleck u Soehne/Brauer/Heckmann of Berlin secured contract number 4501198802, value EUR1,548,507 excluding VAT, for rehabilitation of 100 year-old U2 line Zoologischer Garten and ... ......Full Information

Austria, Tyrol



The JV Sanierung Arlberg Jaeger Bau GmbH with G. Hinteregger & Soehne of Salzburg secured the EUR128 million contract, excluding VAT, for the partial refurbishment of the 13,972 m-long Arlberg ... ......Full Information

News Feed

Chile and Argentina near agreement on US$1bn tunnel financing

Chile and Argentina are close to sealing the financing terms of the US$1bn trans-Andean Agua Negra tunnel. Full Story

Züblin, Hochtief JV wins rail tunnel contract

A joint venture formed by Züblin and Hochtief has been awarded a €312 million contract by DB Netz, the railway infrastructure subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, to build the ... Full Story

Crossrail’s rail tunnels are now 83% complete

Crossrail’s rail tunnels are now 83% complete and the project remains on programme and within the allocated budget Full Story

Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, tunnel No. 7

As a major step taken towards completion of the Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, tunnel No. 7 (1,687 metre length) near Mahur was made through on August 8 with ... Full Story

Hochtief/Strabag team wins €312m rail tunnel contract

The team has been commissioned by DB Netz to deliver the shell construction of the Rastatt Tunnel, which forms part of a new route Karlsruhe in Germany and Basle in ... Full Story

Delhi Metro Completes Twin-Tunnel's Construction

New Delhi : The construction of Delhi Metro's two underground parallel tunnels was completed here Tuesday, a statement said.The drilling of one of the tunnels began in ... Full Story

Bolivia launches tunnel construction tender

Bolivia has launched a 160mn-boliviano (US$23mn) international tender for the construction of Incahuasi tunnel Full Story

Not boring anymore

The North-South corridor work of Namma Metro has come to a halt as the Rs 70-crore boring machine has got stuck in Full Story

$1.4b Waterview tunnel running on track

A time-lapse video has shown the scale of work involved in building Auckland's Waterview tunnel connection. NZ Transport Agency's highway manager Brett Gliddon said ... Full Story

PortMiami Tunnel Opens After 3 Months of Delays

After 4 years of construction, and then a faulty equipment delay after the opening ceremony, the PortMiami tunnel is open and ready for transit. Full Story

Staten Island Siphon almost complete

The construction of the $250 million Staten Island Siphon has resumed and made significant progress after a nearly 18 month delay due to damage caused by Hurricane ... Full Story

DMRC achieves first tunnel breakthrough at Lal Quila

New Delhi: The DMRC on Thursday achieved a tunnel breakthrough at Lal Quila Metro station on the Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate corridor of Phase 3 in the presence Full Story

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The 20th edition of Geofluid, the show specializing in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction of tunnels, will take place from 1st to 4th October, 2014 at the Piacenza Expo exhibition centre in Italy. Visit www.geofluid.it. 43/13.
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