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Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!

Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!Going daily at tunnelbuilder.com has already increased our readership by 6% year on year, with an average of 921 professional tunnelling engineers now ... More Information

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete Gautrain has reported that more than 90% of the 15 km tunnel along the 80 km link between Tshwane and the OR Tambo International Airport has been completed. The ... More Information

Indian deal for NFM Technologies

Indian deal for NFM TechnologiesNFM Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Indian company BEML to seal an exclusive strategic partnership with a view to becoming a principal supplier ... More Information

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metro

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metroDuring July and August this year NFM Technologies will supply China Railway Construction (B12) with two 6.28 m-diameter EPBs for line 10 of the Beijing metro. ... More Information

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headrace

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headraceItalian company CMC (Ravenna) will use a Robbins Single Shield TBM to construct the 5.5 km-long headrace tunnel for the Theun Hinboun expansion project on ... More Information

Recovery lessons (3)

Recovery lessons (3)Today, 28.04.2009, we are publishing the first tunnelling bid that has resulted directly from the measures announced by various governments to bring forward infrastructure ... More Information

Recovery lessons (2)

Recovery lessons (2)Improving road and tunnel safety in Italy The White Paper on transport policy in Italy requires a halving of road victims by 2010, as a result of which the automobile club ACI ... More Information

Work resumes on Cesana tunnel

Work resumes on Cesana tunnelItalian road agency ANAS has approved the technical variations needed to resume work at the 1,840 m-long Cesana tunnel on the SS 24 at Monginevro, in Turin province. ... More Information

Robit Rocktools at Intermat

Robit Rocktools at IntermatFinnish rock and ground tool supplier Robit is exhibiting the first models in its new NS casing advance system at this week's Intermat exhibition in Paris. NS stands for ... More Information

New factory and new products for Ilmeg

New factory and new products for IlmegIlmeg Products AB, the Swedish manufacturer of dust control systems for the rock excavation industry, has built a new factory to produce the newly developed ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auctionRitchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is selling a single shield 450 ft-long, hard ... More Information

Recovery lessons (1)

Recovery lessons (1)Colombia to host technical seminar on tunnels The Colombian Government has approved the financing of more than 70 km of new tunnels, closing gaps in the national highway network ... More Information

IPS and Albert Lederer join forces

IPS and Albert Lederer join forcesIPS has signed a cooperation agreement for tunnelling activities with Albert Lederer of EF Consult Asia PTE Ltd to bring closer together two professional companies ... More Information

Innovative tunnelling solutions from Design & Technic in Singapore

Innovative tunnelling solutions from Design & Technic in SingaporeDesign & Technic is an independent engineering, consulting and marketing partner based in Singapore. Partners include ... More Information

Rutherford for temporary electrical equipment and cables

Rutherford for temporary electrical equipment and cablesBased in New South Wales, Australia, and with strategically located companies in Italy and Singapore, Rutherford Power is well placed to ... More Information

Seville metro operational

Seville metro operational Line 1 of Seville metro opened on 02.04.2009 with 17 of 22 stations operating, from Ciudad Expo in Mairena del Aljarafe to Condequinto station at Dos Hermanas. For ... More Information

Breakthrough in New Zealand

Breakthrough in New ZealandMcConnell Dowell & Fletcher Construction JV has reported early completion of the 2,953 m-long TBM drive for the Orakei Main Sewer Hobson Diversion (OMSHD), some 17 ... More Information

VMT expands in Australia

VMT expands in AustraliaDuring the last two years, Australia has grown into one of the key markets for VMT GmbH worldwide. Huge infrastructure projects, such as the North-South Bypass Tunnel or the ... More Information

New hydro project for Bosnia Herzegovina

New hydro project for Bosnia HerzegovinaDMT, a provider of technology services based in Essen, Germany is contributing to the feasibility study for a new hydroelectric plant near Vrelo in Bosnia ... More Information

Recession lessons (12)

Recession lessons (12)On 21.05.2006 the people of Montenegro voted for independence from Serbia, and the country is now a sovereign state and member of the UN, with EU candidate status expected this ... More Information

World Tunnel Congress in Budapest

World Tunnel Congress in BudapestThe next ITA World Tunnel Congress (WTC 09), entitled Underground Space and Tunnelling: Planning with Vision, will be organized by the Hungarian Tunnelling ... More Information

Brenner base tunnel moves ahead

Brenner base tunnel moves aheadAt talks held at the EU in Brussels last week, EU transport commissioner Antonio Tajani, Austrian transport minister Doris Bures, Italian transport minister Altero ... More Information

Recession lessons (11)

Recession lessons (11)"The international economic stimulus packages are creating unprecedented opportunities for the tunnelling profession. Engineers understand the risks, understand the realities, ... More Information

Turin metro reaches Dante station

Turin metro reaches Dante stationAt Turin metro, during the period 07.10.2008 to 12.03.2009, TBM Caterina completed excavation of the tunnel from Marconi station to Nizza station, and the 500 m-long ... More Information

Perschling chain breakthrough by Herrenknecht TBM

Perschling chain breakthrough by Herrenknecht TBMOn 11.03.2009, after meeting serious challenges during the construction phase, the Herrenknecht S-319 12,980 mm-diameter, 3,200 Kw single shield TBM ... More Information

Schlüchterner breakthrough by Wirth-NFM TBM

Schlüchterner breakthrough by Wirth-NFM TBMOn 19.03.2009, after nearly 23 months of intensive construction work, the 4 km-long Schluechterner tunnel on the Fulda-Frankfurt/Main railway achieved ... More Information

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com1st April, 1999. The Internet bubble had popped, first generation dot.com companies had gone bust, and magazines were looking sick. Recession was the name ... More Information

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com

Ten years of progress at tunnelbuilder.com1st April, 1999. The Internet bubble had popped, first generation dot.com companies had gone bust, and magazines were looking sick. Recession was the name ... More Information

tunnelbuilder - meet the team

tunnelbuilder - meet the teamWhether you speak English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Welsh, or most other languages, we will understand you. Our people in London, Madrid, Milan, Las ... More Information

Recruitment services in Toronto

Recruitment services in TorontoKevin Browning, Managing Director of International Tunnelling Services, is attending the 27th annual International No-Dig Show at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, ... More Information

Epping-Chatswood tunnel cracks

Epping-Chatswood tunnel cracks The New South Wales Government in Australia is undertaking electronic monitoring of the EUR1.2 billion Epping to Chatswood railway line after cracks appeared in the ... More Information

India - Robbins EPB surpasses records on New Delhi metro

India - Robbins EPB surpasses records on New Delhi metroIn February, 2009 one of two 6.52 m diameter Robbins EPBs boring India's New Delhi Metro achieved a weekly advance rate of 168 rings, or 202 ... More Information

Nororiente Motorway opened in Santiago, Chile

Nororiente Motorway opened in Santiago, ChileOn 9th March, 2009 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, and Luis del Rivero, Chairman of Sacyr Vallehermoso, opened the 21.5 km-long Nororiente ... More Information

NCE Crossrail Conference

NCE Crossrail ConferenceWill be held on Tuesday 31st March 2009 at the Hotel Russell, London W1The conference explores an expansive range of topics from design to procurement, construction to ... More Information

Rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopes

Rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopesProf. Dr.-Ing. Walter Wittke and Dr.-Ing. Bettina Wittke-Schmitt will host the 6th annual WBI-International short course from 26.11.2009 to ... More Information

International Symposium for Shanghai

International Symposium for ShanghaiThe fourth annual symposium on tunnelling, entitled Safety and Environmental Friendliness in Tunnel and Underground Works, is scheduled for Shanghai from October ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information