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Construction begins on Evergreen Line tunnel


Construction has started on the Evergreen Line tunnel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with the use of tunnel boring machine named "Alice," after Alice Wilson, Canada's first female geologist.

Record-setting TBM breaks through in Mumbai


A Robbins Main Beam TBM has recently completed one of the longest and deepest water supply

Hybrid TBM takes on Australian Decline Tunnel


On Dec. 20, 2013, an 8.0-m (26.2-ft) diameter Robbins was launched to bore the Grosvenor Decline Tunnel for Australia’s Anglo-American Coal Mine

Metro Vancouver drilling $240m water tunnel under Fraser River (with video


A mechanical mole is now drilling a new tunnel under the Fraser River to deliver drinking water to Surrey and other neighbourhoods on the south side of the river

Tunnel boring in the Yangtze River delta


In 2013 four Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines tunnelled under major Chinese rivers, displaying speed, top safety levels and extreme precision

Alice now has partner at Waterview tunnel project


Alice, the giant tunnel boring machine excavating the motorway tunnels on Auckland’s Waterview Connection project, now has a partner to help complete New Zealand’s largest roading project

Crossrail's last tunnel machine launches in east London


The last of Crossrail's tunnel boring machines, Ellie, has begun work on the section from near the Olympic Park to Stepney Green

German firm gets Qatar Rail supply contract


Qatar Railways Company has awarded a contract to German group Herrenknecht for supply of 15 tunnel boring machines for its upcoming Doha metro project

Leighton gets new contract for HK tunnel


Engineering firm Leighton Holdings has won a third contract to work on the construction of Hong Kong's Central-Wan Chai Bypass tunnel

Alice completes her first 250 m at Waterview


Alice, the huge tunnel boring machine for the Waterview Connection project in Auckland, has constructed her first quarter-kilometre of tunnel

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