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Latest Bids

Italy, Liguria



Closing Date: 21/05/2018

Restricted procedure, deadline 21.05.2018, for the upgrading of A7-A10-A12 (Gronda di Genova) system, Lot 5, sea work termination.  The filling box will be built in the channel between the ... ......Full Information

Italy, Liguria



Closing Date: 27/04/2018

Restricted procedure, deadline 27.04.2018, for the works management (DL) and safety coordinator (CSE) services for the Gronda di Genova, project, Lot 5. Contract value €6.40 million, ... ......Full Information

Italy, Liguria



Closing Date: 26/04/2018

Call for expressions of interest, deadline 26.04.2018, for the open procedure for the design, supply, commissioning, factory pre-assembly and testing of 2 Hydroshield model TBMs with associated ... ......Full Information

Hungary, Budapest



Closing Date: 14/05/2018

Postponed from 16.04.2018 to 14.05.2018 the deadline of the open invitation to tender for the construction and additional design of the reconstruction works of the Nagyvarad ter - Lehel ter ... ......Full Information

Italy, National



Closing Date: 07/05/2018

Open invitation to tender, deadline 07.05.2018 for provision of tunnel suspensions. The contract consists of 2 lots. Contract value 1 million Euros, excluding VAT. Contract duration 24 months. Any ... ......Full Information

Italy, Bologna-Florence



Closing Date: 24/05/2018

Restricted invitation to tender, deadline 24.05.2018, for extension works to the third lane of the Florence Sud - Incisa section, from p.k.306 + 986 to p.k. km 318 + 511, of the A1 Milan - Naples ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton Basel and Solothurn



Closing Date: 09/05/2018

Postponed from 25.04.2018 to 09.05.2018 the deadline for the open invitation to tender for tunnel infrastructure, delivery, installation and commissioning of the optical fibres, MV and LV cable, ... ......Full Information

Portugal, Lisbon


Flood prevention

Closing Date: 11/06/2018

Open invitation to tender, deadline 11.06.2018, for the construction of the drainage tunnels and ancillary works in Lisbon. Value of the contract is EUR106.30 million, excluding VAT. Duration ... ......Full Information

Netherlands, North Holland



Closing Date: 14/04/2018 (Tender Closed)

Competitive dialogue , deadline 14.05.2018, for the upgrading of the technical equipment in Piet Hein (1,492 m) tunnel in Amsterdam. For bid documents and for electronic submission of tenders go to ... ......Full Information

France, Bordeaux - Lyon



Closing Date: 17/05/2018

Open invitation to tender,  deadline 17.05.2018, for the repair and maintenance services of electrical distribution equipment in tunnels situated on the A89 motorway, east of Lyon, from 2019 to ... ......Full Information

France, Paris


Grand Paris Express

The negotiated invitation to tender for the supply, installation and commission of elevators for the Grand Paris Express has been discontinued. Contact Societe du Grand Paris,  attn. Jeremy ... ......Full Information

Italy, Liguria and Piedmont



Closing Date: 22/09/2018

Open invitation to tender, deadline 22.09.2018, for upgrading work under the D.l. n. 264/2006 of the following tunnels on the Genoa-Sestri Levante highway A12 in Genoa province:  Giovanni ... ......Full Information

Industry News

Robbins Blog - 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a TBM: A Checklist

Robbins Blog - 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a TBM: A Checklist

Posted by Doug Harding | Apr 16, 2018 | Insights in Brief Purchasing a Tunnel Boring Machine is no small consideration.  Many factors are equally important to the price, and they can mean ... ...Full Story

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

On April 4th 2018, Mapei Group acquired FILI & FORME Srl, a company that has been operating for more than 10 years in the building industry as part of  the Istrice brand. Fili & ... ...Full Story

Route 2020 in Dubai 50% complete

Route 2020 a joint project between Acciona and Gulermak has now completed 50% of the tunnel drilling works of the project.  Acciona and Gulermak are jointly responsible for the civil ... ...Full Story

Transbay Program Phase 2 Downtown Rail Extension (DTX)

Transbay Program Phase 2 Downtown Rail Extension (DTX)

The approximately $6 billion Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension (TTC/DTX) project in San Francisco consists of following three interconnected elements. A replacement of the the ... ...Full Story

Fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador

Fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador

A study on a fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador, funded by the province and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, was completed by Memorial University's Leslie Harris Centre of Regional ... ...Full Story

Revisiting the Chamber of Horrors

To qualify for the tunnelbuilder Chamber of Horrors, a project must have set out for the Hall of Fame and lost its way. The list we have is by no means complete, because failures in tunnels are ... ...Full Story

Moretrench Inc Acquisition update

Further to its announcement on 5 January 2018, Keller today announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Moretrench Inc., a geotechnical contracting company operating ... ...Full Story

Video update on the build of London's new super sewer

March has been a productive month for Tideway with work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel making huge strides ahead of the start of tunnelling later this year. Tunnel Boring Machines, Millicent and ... ...Full Story

Still time to register for the WTC 2018 Short Course!

Still time to register for the WTC 2018 Short Course!

WTC 2018: Short course on the Main Opportunities and Technical Issues in Tunnelling The United Nations estimates that by 2050, around 70% of all people will live in cities. Managing urban areas has ... ...Full Story

Revisiting the Comedy of Errors

Strange things sometimes happen at tunnelling sites. Maybe they are not so funny at the time, and nobody wants to talk about them. Then, as the years go by, the tale will unfold, embellished by ... ...Full Story

Revisiting the Theatre of Dreams

At tunnelbuilder we have decided to visit some of our past readers submissions about tunnelling successes and mishaps.  We are also going to look at what tunnellers thought may or may not ... ...Full Story

TBMs ordered for Melbourne Metro

Four giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start arriving early next year to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel that will transform Melbourne’s transport network.   Minister for ... ...Full Story

Latest Awards

United Kingdom, National



Periodic indicative notice without call for competition for informal expression of interest, deadline 27.04.2018, to participate in a pre-procurement early market engagement process for National ... ......Full Information

Austria, National



Sysco-Lux GmbH from Eisenstadt secured the EUR708,708.87 contract, excluding VAT, and composed of 3 lots, for the supply to Asfinag of  lighting equipment for a tunnel in Austria. Contact ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton Aargau



The JV BelBö, composed of  Letech AG (Wettswil) and Remtec AG (Ziegelbrücke) secured the EUR6.81 million contract, excluding VAT, for the lighting systems (management systems ... ......Full Information

Denmark, South Zealand



Dredging International NV from Zwijndrecht (Belgium) became part of the consortium Femern Link Contractors, composed of VINCI Construction Grands Projets Sas, Per Aarsleff Holding A/S, CFE SA, ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Bern



The JV M.F.B.B. Ligerz composed of Marti Travaux Speciaux Neuchatel SA (Cornaux), Bieri et Grisoni SA (La Chaux-de-Fonds), F. Bernasconi et Cie SA (Geneveys-Coffrane), F. Facchinetti SA (Neuchatel) ... ......Full Information

Italy, Genoa



Astaldi SpA from Rome secured the EUR67.05 million contract, excluding VAT, for the completion of Colombo and San Tomaso tunnels and the extension of the Voltri bypass (Polcevera tunnel), includes ... ......Full Information

Denmark, Copenhagen



Aarsleff RailA/S from Hvidovre secured Contract T5 which is for the transfer tunnel from the upcoming Cityring metro station to the existing  Norrebro railway station. For further ... ......Full Information

Denmark, Copenhagen



Aarsleff Bane & Anlæg I/S from Viby J secured Contract T7 which is for the transfer tunnel from the upcoming Cityring metro station to Copenhagen Central Station, this includes the lift ... ......Full Information

France, Paris


Grand Paris Express

The JV Eiffage genie civil Sas/Razel Bec Sas/Eiffage rail Snc/TSO Sas/TSO Catenaires Sas secured the contract for the civil works inside the 18.4 km tunnel which will be built with a TBM. Works ... ......Full Information

United Kingdom, North Yorkshire



Sirius Minerals Plc. has hired the European construction group Strabag to build a 13 km tunnel section for the underground transport system for the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, England. The ... ......Full Information

Switzerland, Canton of Schaffhausen -



Huppi AG from di Wallisellen secured the EUR1.09 million contract, excluding VAT,  for the foundation layer and the covering in the 1,138 m Galgenbuck tunnel on the N04/06 (Lot A29). For ... ......Full Information

News Feed

How Crossrail took concrete into uncharted territory

From the 26,000 concrete rings used to build the tube tunnels to the 50,000 cu m to create a typical station, it has been the backbone of this scheme. And it has given ... Full Story

Sewage tunnel project 6 months behind schedule, city says

A massive downtown tunnel project intended to keep sewage overflows from spilling into the Ottawa River is running roughly six months behind schedule, the City of ... Full Story

Frelinghuysen fumes at opposition to Gateway tunnel project

The $30 billion Gateway tunnel project is too important to postpone and will be built, regardless of any opposition from federal officials, including President Donald ... Full Story

New Anacostia Tunnel Prevented 170 Million Gallons Of Sewer Overflow Into The River

Even with the new capacity, Monday's storm filled the tunnel, causing between 10 and 20 million gallons to overflow into the Anacostia. That's about 10 percent of what ... Full Story

Perth Airport link tunnelling work resumes after two-month hiatus

West Australian transport authorities have declared the problems that saw the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling ground to a halt resolved, with work resuming this ... Full Story

Report outlines urgent need to attract Irish construction workers

The Construction Industry Federation says there is an urgent need for the industry to attract more talent. It comes after a new report by the Central Bank shows that ... Full Story

Elon Musk just poured more than $100 million into The Boring Company

The Boring Company, Elon Musk's tunnel-digging company, has raised $112.5 million in a recent round of funding, according to an SEC filing the ... In March, Musk said ... Full Story

Video: Sharjah-Khorfakan Road opens, to reduce travel time to 45min

New tunnels to reduce Sharjah-Khor Fakkan travel time to 45 minutes. During the inauguration of the project, Dr Sheikh Sultan recounted the difficulties they faced in ... Full Story

New high speed railway proposed to connect two London airports

HS4Air (High Speed for Air) is a new high speed railway that connects the existing HS1 rail line to the planned HS2 railway along a route that passes via both Gatwick ... Full Story

Porr lands Austria's largest-ever tunnelling project

The construction phase for lot H51 involves building two main tunnel tubes between Pfons and Brenner, around 9km of exploratory shafts, and the emergency stop and ... Full Story

$1.65B underwater rail link between Newfoundland and Labrador can work, study finds

The study recommended using a single-tunnel boring machine to drill from Yankee Point on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland to Point Amour in southern Labrador — a ... Full Story

London Power Tunnels phase two

The second phase of an ambitious project to ‘rewire London’ will get under way this month (April) with public information events on the London Power Tunnels 2 (LPT2) ... Full Story

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