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Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproofing contract

Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproof lining contractSome 675 m of the centre section of Bjorvika tunnel comprises six immersed tube elements containing three traffic lanes in each direction. ... More Information

Recession lessons (9)

Recession lessons (9)"After 21 years of experience in the design, production and commissioning of high-tech equipment, the expertise and know-how of our teams is recognized both on the national and ... More Information

Shenzhen metro line 3 progress

Shenzhen metro line 3 progressA trio of NFM Technologies 6.28 m-diameter EPBs has begun excavation of metro line 3 tunnels in Shenzhen, China. The first machine got underway on 14.10.2008 driving ... More Information

Robit Rocktools lead the way!

Robit Rocktools lead the way!We are particularly pleased to announce that Robit Rocktools of Finland is our first new client for 2009. For around 25 years, Robit has been providing high quality rock ... More Information

Recession lessons (8)

Recession lessons (8)"Despondency and constant negativism, attitudes which unfortunately abound today, are not recipes which are of much use to us in the future. Providing young and ambitious junior ... More Information

Marioff milestones

Marioff milestonesFrom its base in Vantaa, Finland Marioff produces its innovative HI-FOG® water mist fire protection systems for use in every corner of the Earth. Each system is tailored to the ... More Information

Update on Australia and New Zealand

Update on Australia and New ZealandAmongst major projects completed by end-2008 in Australia are the Gold Coast desalination plant with 2 x 3.4 m x 1.5 km outfalls bored by 2 off Herrenknecht TBMs ... More Information

Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproof lining contract

Thermal Ceramics wins Bjorvika fireproof lining contractThe tender for fire protection at Bjorvika road tunnel in Oslo, see tunnelbuilder archive no/56, has been awarded to IFS, the official ... More Information

Update on Australia and New Zealand

Update on Australia and New ZealandThe Brisbane Airport Link feasibility study has been completed, and a jv of Thiess, John Holland, Macquarie has been selected as preferred contractor. And the ... More Information

Poyry awarded Polish railway engineering contracts

Poyry awarded Polish railway engineering contractsPöyry has been awarded a EUR8.9 million engineering contract by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA for detail design and tender documentation for the ... More Information

Recession lessons (7)

Recession lessons (7)Don't be fooled by imitators! There is only one tunnelbuilder, and the only way to benefit from our 2,000+ readers/day is to promote your company at our websites. That way, ... More Information

Recession lessons (6)

Recession lessons (6)"We need to remake the banking system to better reflect the needs of business. They cannot simply go back to a reliance on mortgage lending." Edmund Phelps, Columbia University, ... More Information

STEC launches its own large-diameter slurry shield

STEC launches its own large-diameter slurry shieldShanghai Tunnel Engineering Company (STEC) has announced the launch on 26.12.2008 of its in-house designed and built 11.22 m-diameter slurry shield. ... More Information

Ganzstein closes Semmering gap

Ganzstein closes Semmering gapCompletion of the second 2.1 km-long tube at Ganzstein on the S6 Semmering Expressway will provide the final link on the motorway route between Lower Austria and ... More Information

Happy New Year for 2009!

Happy New Year for 2009!When we look back on 2008, we can be thankful that we work in the tunnelling industry, possibly the only part of the construction sector that is still largely intact. The ... More Information

Mont Sion tunnel opens to traffic

Mont Sion tunnel opens to trafficThe north stretch of the A41 highway between Villy-le-Pelloux/Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in the Upper Savoy region of the French Alps, ... More Information

VMT consolidates success in China

VMT consolidates success in ChinaHaving operated in China since 2006 as a service company supporting its TBM guidance systems, VMT has now achieved the official status of a Trading Company. So, ... More Information

Palazzoli seeks commercial partner for Norway

Palazzoli seeks commercial partner for NorwayPalazzoli, a leading European industrial electrical equipment manufacturer with increasing activity in road and railway tunnels, is seeking a ... More Information

California high speed rail programme management

California high speed rail programme managementThe proposed USD40 billion (US$1 = EUR0.72), 1,290 km-long California high speed rail system will serve San Franciso, Los Angeles and San Diego, with ... More Information

Recession lessons (5)

Recession lessons (5)"Just because we have a US$15 billion (US$1 = EUR0.72) budget deficit does not mean we should not have a high speed rail system. California should show leadership, and show the ... More Information

Halfway to Pinglu

Halfway to PingluAlpine Bau, a subsidiary of Spanish construction giant FCC, has reported that its Robbins hard rock double shield TBM excavating a EUR47 million section of the north main line of ... More Information

Engineering firms wanted

Engineering firms wantedArup, a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants is looking to source small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and black and minority ethnic ... More Information

Oraki diversion going well for Lovat

Oraki diversion going well for LovatContractor McConnel-Dowell has reported good progress on the 2.9 km-long Oraki Main Sewer Hobson Diversion project in Auckland, New Zealand where its Lovat TBM ... More Information

Recession lessons (4)

Recession lessons (4)"I am particularly proud to announce the adoption by the European Commission today of these 11 funding decisions totalling EUR1.7 billion. They will greatly contribute to making ... More Information

Underground Construction 2010 Prague

Underground Construction 2010 PragueConference Transport and City Tunnels co-organized by Slovak Tunnelling Association and Czech Tunnelling Association scheduled to take place from 14.06.2010 to ... More Information

Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance System

Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance System The Kenny, Shea, and Traylor Joint Venture has announced that "Luminita" their LOVAT RME229SE Series 22900 TBM has broken ... More Information

New tunnel scaling rig from Atlas Copco

New tunnel scaling rig from Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco has launched a new version of its popular Scaletec scaling rig giving operators a stronger and faster scaling tool for use in tunnels. Click here ... More Information

Three Robbins EPBMs to Improve Mexico City Drainage

Three Robbins EPBMs to Improve Mexico City DrainageMexico City, founded on what was once an island in the middle of a lake, is sinking at the rate of 10 cm (4 in) per year. Over the last 30 years, ... More Information

Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance System

Breakthrough in King County Brightwater Conveyance SystemThe Kenny, Shea, and Traylor Joint Venture has announced that "Luminita" their LOVAT RME229SE Series 22900 TBM has broken through and ... More Information

Banverket plans freezing at Hallandsas

Banverket plans freezing at HallandsasThe TBM advancing the east tube of the Hallandsas tunnel in southwest Sweden will enter the unstable Molle Back zone towards the end of 2009, some 1 km ahead of ... More Information

Your essential daily reports

Your essential daily reportsEvery daily report published at tunnelbuilder.com is numbered, dated and archived so that you can research the history of a project, region or country. We add all of the ... More Information

Daily bids and awards at tunnelbuilder.com!

Daily bids and awards at tunnelbuilder.com!After ten years providing weekly updates for our global readership, tunnelbuilder.com has now gone daily. This allows us to publish bids and awards much ... More Information

Sandvik jumbos for La Confluencia hydro in Chile

Sandvik jumbos for La Confluencia hydro in ChileMain contractor Hochtief-Tecsa JV is using six Sandvik DT 720C underground drilling rigs and three Sandvik DC300 surface rigs at the La ... More Information

Hangzhou metro tunnel collapse kills five

Hangzhou metro tunnel collapse kills fiveOn Saturday, 15th November, a wide section of road over the alignment of the 48 km-long No. 1 line of Hangzhou metro construction on Fengqing Avenue in ... More Information

Recession lessons (3)

Recession lessons (3)"Economic growth in China and India has contributed to lowering the impact of the financial crisis and will help recovery. The difficult trade-off is between managing inflation ... More Information

Robbins holes out at Race Course

Robbins holes out at Race CourseAfter five months of tunnelling, a 6.52 m-diameter Robbins EPBM working for Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC) and Soma JV has completed the first 1 km ... More Information

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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

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information