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Finland–Estonia rail tunnel would cost up to €20bn – but would be worth it, study says


The service tunnel would be constructed first and would be used to gauge the geological conditions for the main bores. Funded by a €1m grant from the EU, the report envisages splitting the project ...

The multi-million pound machine now tunnelling under the River Humber


“Mary”, a 510-tonne, 160m tunnel boring- machine, has started its year-long crossing under the River Humber from Goxhill at a cost of £100m. ... A National Grid spokeswoman said: “The tunnelling ...

State Plans to Stagger Construction of $16 Billion Delta Water Tunnels


But in the face of funding shortfalls, state Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth announced Wednesday the agency plans to pursue a staged construction approach, building only one ...

Study: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel to cost €16 billion


Results of the study show that the region's direct profits from the tunnel, consisting primarily of time saved converted into money, would total more than €5 billion; indirect effects would bring in ...

Colombia tunnel construction contract commencing


Driving work has commenced for Colombia's Toyo Tunnel project. The tunnel will measure 9.8km long and is located in Colombia's Antioquia Department, with the completion expected in 2022. The project ...

TfL offers Limmo Peninsula to housing developers


The site has been used for tunnelling the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) tunnelling in the borough of Newham, near Canning Town tube station, but is no longer needed. It was Crossrail's primary work ...

Railways to East-West: Spend all funds, get Rs 550 crore more


In April, tunnel boring machines (TBMs) began working on the most challenging part of the project -tunneling below River Hooghly to connect Howrah with Kolkata. Even before the TBMs reached the ...

Tunnelling preferred option for Heathrow rail link


“We discovered that once you start to look at tunnelling a bit of it, the incremental costs of tunnelling that bit more isn't that much higher because most of the cost is sunk in to the tunnel ...

Chinese take the lead for constructing World's largest tunnel on mountains


The Chinese have made the world's largest high-altitude tunnel and have named it Zhegushan Tunnel. It measures a whopping 8700 meters and lies at an altitude of 3,200 meters. The tunnel has cut down ...

Building starts on $6.8 billion West Gate Tunnel


Construction has begun on the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel, despite key planning approvals and legislation not having passed Parliament. Workers started clearing the site and excavating on ...

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