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Orica Buys Minova

Orica Buys MinovaExplosives, paint and chemicals firm Orica from Australia said it had signed an agreement to acquire UK-based chemical products maker Minova for a purchase price of AUD857 million ... More Information

Robbins TBM Will Challenge New Heights in the Andes

Robbins TBM Will Challenge New Heights in the AndesAssembly of a Robbins 5 m-diameter main beam TBM was completed in September 2006 for the Olmos trans-Andean project in Peru. Odebrecht ... More Information

Atlas Copco Launches an Improved 10t Underground Loader - the Scooptram® ST1030

Atlas Copco Launches an Improved 10t Underground Loader - the Scooptram® ST1030An improved electrical system, an EPA Tier 3 diesel engine and a new instrument panel represent the major ... More Information

Mont Sion Tunnel to Start Imminently in French Alps

Mont Sion Tunnel to Start Imminently in French AlpsThe A41 north stretch is the missing link on the A41 between Villy-le-Pelloux / Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in the ... More Information

Conference and Training Course on Safety in Tunnels

Conference and Training Course on Safety in TunnelsItaly today holds the world's main records regarding underground structures. Recently, risks have been increasing due to ageing tunnels while road ... More Information

Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems Acquires Construction & Tunneling Services

Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems Acquires Construction & Tunneling ServicesWith the common goal to provide optimal and thorough services to contractors and tunnelling projects in the North ... More Information

Internet Advertising Overtakes Magazines

Internet Advertising Overtakes MagazinesGuy Phillipson, CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau www.iabuk.net has reported that spending on online advertising in the first half of 2006 has ... More Information

8th International Conference on Tunnel Construction and Underground Structures

8th International Conference on Tunnel Construction and Underground StructuresThe Slovenian Society for Underground and Geotechnical Constructions, the University of Ljubljana with the Faculty ... More Information

China International Symposium and Exhibition on High Speed Railway Tunnels

China International Symposium and Exhibition on High Speed Railway TunnelsAccording to statistics, 7,504 railway tunnels - with a total length of 4,305 km - were already in operation in China ... More Information

Madrid Completes All New Tunnels for its Metro Expansion

Madrid Completes All New Tunnels for its Metro ExpansionAll tunnelling required as part of the 2003-2007 expansion plan of the Madrid metro ended on 27th September, 2006 on Line 7 to east of ... More Information

Long Rock Bores Are a Good Match for Robbins MSBU

Long Rock Bores Are a Good Match for Robbins MSBURobbins announces its newest trenchless product, the Motorized Small Boring Unit (MSBU). The Robbins MSBU is a technically advanced type of ... More Information

Tunnels for Safer Roads in Mountainous South Tyrol

Tunnels for Safer Roads in Mountainous South TyrolThe Bolzano province in South Tyrol, Northern Italy has adopted an active policy to guarantee a safer road access to famous valleys like Val ... More Information

Upgrading the Orte-Falconara Rail Line

Upgrading the Orte-Falconara Rail LineThe Orte-Falconara line is one of the few transversal lines on the Italian rail network. It actually crosses the central Apennines from the Marche region ... More Information

Iceland TBMs Make a Strong Finish and Tie a World Record

Iceland TBMs Make a Strong Finish and Tie a World RecordThe Kárahnjúkar hydroelectric project includes approx. 72 km of tunnels that will transfer water to a powerhouse in the Fljótsdalur ... More Information

First Breakthrough on Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare Section on Genoa-Ventimiglia Line Dualling

First Breakthrough on Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare Section on Genoa-Ventimiglia Line DuallingOn 24th September, 2006 in San Bartolomeo al mare, next to Cervo torrent valley, tunnelling ended at ... More Information

4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in Singapore

4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in SingaporeThe 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium is organised by the Singapore National Group of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and the ... More Information

TIMBY, New Construction Process for Immersed Tunnels

TIMBY, New Construction Process for Immersed TunnelsTIMBY, which stands for Tunnel IMmersed BY Bouygues, is a new process for construction of immersed tunnels. It is based on a machine ... More Information

Tunnelling Well Advanced on Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Potable Water Scheme

Tunnelling Well Advanced on Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Potable Water SchemeTizi Ouzou is situated at a pass that culminates at 270 metres ("tizi" means pass and "ouzou" means broom in Kabylian) but it is ... More Information

Herrenknecht TBM Completes Metronorte Line in Madrid

Herrenknecht TBM Completes Metronorte Line in MadridA TBM dubbed 'Chotis' finished the Metronorte tunnel as it holed through into Marques de la Valdavia station in Alcobendas at 12:18 p.m. on 18th ... More Information

First Sections Get Under Way on Ionian Coast Road SS 106

First Sections Get Under Way on Ionian Coast Road SS 106 The SS 106 Ionian road is approximately 490 km long, of which 415 km in Calabria (85%), 37 km in Basilicata and 38 km in Puglia. It ... More Information

Zillastro Tunnel on Ionian Tyrrhenian Cross-Country Road Also Called Bagnara-Bovalino

Zillastro Tunnel on Ionian Tyrrhenian Cross-Country Road Also Called Bagnara-BovalinoThe Zillastro tunnel is the major structure on the Ionian Tyrrhenian cross-country road, called Bagnara-Bovalino, ... More Information

Robbins TBM Digs Sewer Outfall in Northwest Spain

Robbins TBM Digs Sewer Outfall in Northwest SpainThe project to clean up the Ferrol estuary represents an investment of EUR112 million, financed by the North of Spain water agency (85%) and ... More Information

IPS Tunnel Division Wins Malmö City Tunnel Contract to Supply Personnel

IPS Tunnel Division Wins Malmö City Tunnel Contract to Supply PersonnelIPS is proud to announce that they have been awarded a contract to supply TBM specialists to the Malmö City tunnel joint ... More Information

First Breakthough at Gotthard Base Tunnel

First Breakthrough at Gotthard Base TunnelConstruction workers made the first breakthrough at the Gotthard base tunnel on 6th September, 2006 in what will be the world's longest rail tunnel, ... More Information

Austin Builds Three Water Tunnels and Has Four More in Project

Austin Builds Three Water Tunnels and Has Four More in ProjectThere are three in-use wastewater tunnels in Austin: Crosstown (1973), Onion (1978) and Govalle (1988). Crosstown delivers ... More Information

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Croydon Cable Tunnel in the UK

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Croydon Cable Tunnel in the UKMorgan Est has contracted with Lovat for the purposes of design and manufacture of a 3.6 m-diameter EPB TBM for the Croydon cable ... More Information

Marti Technik to Supply Conveyor Belt for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong Kong

Marti Technik to Supply Conveyor Belt for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong KongSwitzerland's Marti Technik has been contracted by Dragages Hong Kong to supply a conveyor belt for the Castle ... More Information

SELI TBM Breaks Through Dai Ninh Headrace Tunnel in Vietnam

SELI TBM Breaks Through Dai Ninh Headrace Tunnel in VietnamAfter 20 months of work on the headrace tunnel of the Dai Ninh hydropower project, Cavico Corporation announced that the tunnel has ... More Information

NFM Technologies Pockets Major Contract for Six TBMs in China

NFM Technologies Pockets Major Contract for Six TBMs in ChinaNFM Technologies, affiliated to Wirth, has won an order for the supply of six slurry Benton'air® type TBMs to China. The contract is ... More Information

BASF Acquires Degussa Construction Chemicals to Create New Innovative Potentials

BASF Acquires Degussa Construction Chemicals to Create New Innovative PotentialsBASF acquired the global construction chemicals business of Degussa, with effect from 30th June, 2006 and ... More Information

Launch Ceremony of World's Largest Hard Rock TBM at Niagara Falls in Ontario

Launch Ceremony of World's Largest Hard Rock TBM at Niagara Falls in OntarioA ceremony was held on 8th August, 2006 to celebrate the official start up of the largest hard rock TBM in existence ... More Information

NYC Completes Excavation of Third Water Tunnel

NYC Completes Excavation of Third Water TunnelMayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg turned off on 9th August, 2006 a tunnel boring machine and announced that the excavation of Stage 2, or ... More Information

Atlas Copco Secoroc Dresses in Yellow

Atlas Copco Secoroc Dresses in Yellow As of 15th August, 2006 all Atlas Copco Secoroc rock drilling tools delivered will be dressed in yellow. This is yet another step in strengthening ... More Information

Robbins TBM Starts Pinglu Tunnel in China

Robbins TBM Starts Pinglu Tunnel in ChinaA launch ceremony of a Robbins TBM was held on 12th July, 2006 in Souzhou in China's Shanxi province to celebrate the start of the 25.15 km-long Pinglu ... More Information

Herrenknecht to Supply TBM for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong Kong

Herrenknecht to Supply TBM for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong KongThe Castle Peak cable tunnel project was awarded by CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd to Dragages Hong Kong Ltd on 30th November, 2005. ... More Information

Fire Fighting Systems For Tunnel Boring Machines

Fire Fighting Systems For Tunnel Boring MachinesHall and Kay Fire Engineering Ltd have recently been awarded a major contract by Herrenknecht for fire fighting systems on a 180 m-long machine to be ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information