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Tunnelling Ends on Metro Project in Lausanne

Tunnelling Ends on Metro Project in LausanneThe final milestone has been reached on the M2 metro line in Lausanne, Switzerland when two teams of tunnellers made the junction at a 136 m-long ... More Information

World's Biggest TBM Finishes Boring in Madrid

World's Biggest TBM Finishes Boring in Madrid 'Dulcinea', the world's biggest TBM featuring a 15.2 m diameter and a power of 22,000 kW, has completed its job in record time. Machine ... More Information

Boring Begins on the San Vicente Pipeline Project

Boring Begins on the San Vicente Pipeline ProjectA Robbins hard rock main beam TBM began boring a section of the San Vicente pipeline in San Diego, California on 21st June, 2006. The 3.5 ... More Information

Lake Hodges-Olivenhain Reservoir Water Tunnel Nears End

Lake Hodges-Olivenhain Reservoir Water Tunnel Nears EndA water tunnel to link Lake Hodges and Olivenhain Reservoir is built by Kiewit Pacific Co. for the San Diego County Water Authority ... More Information

Fifth and Last TBM Launch at Pajares

Fifth and Last TBM Launch at PajaresThe fifth of the five TBMs needed to dig the 2 x 24.7 km Pajares tunnel commenced on 10th July, 2006 from the Asturias side. That TBM has been produced at ... More Information

Second Islisberg Tunnel Breaks Through

Second Islisberg Tunnel Breaks ThroughA Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine (machine S-256) holed through on 12th July, 2006 the 4,645 m-long east tube of the Islisberg tunnel in Zurich, ... More Information

Tunnelling of Maurice Lemaire Safety Tunnel Ends

Tunnelling of Maurice Lemaire Safety Tunnel EndsMore than fifteen months have been necessary for a Herrenknecht gripper TBM, christened 'Cynthia' in December 2004, to complete a 6,226 m-long ... More Information

Line C Extension of Prague Metro Makes Headway

Line C Extension of Prague Metro Makes HeadwayThe extension of Line C in Prague from Ladvi to Letnany (4,602 m, whereof 2,360 m in mined tunnels, with stops in Strizkov, Prosek and Letnany) is built ... More Information

Repairing the Montblanc Tunnels on the Lleida-Barcelona High Speed Link

Repairing the Montblanc Tunnels on the Lleida-Barcelona High Speed LinkThe Camp Magre, Lilla and Puig Cabrer tunnels are situated on subsection lV-b (for the first two) and V on the ... More Information

Putzmeister Ibérica Markets Vacuum Cleaner for TBMs

Putzmeister Ibérica Markets Vacuum Cleaner for TBMsSpain is the world's first market in terms of the number of tunnel boring machines in activity at the moment. At least 25 TBMs were working ... More Information

Third TBM Starts Boring on Line 9 in Barcelona

Third TBM Starts Boring on Line 9 in BarcelonaTunnelling on the future Line 9 of Barcelona's metro, an infrastructure that will cross Barcelona connecting Badalona and Santa Coloma de ... More Information

Chicago Finishes Deep Tunnel

Chicago Finishes Deep TunnelAfter 30 years and more than USD3 billion, the 176 km of tunnels were completed recently when the 12.9 km Little Calumet leg near Calumet City, Lansing and South ... More Information

Lovat TBM Starts Canada Line in Vancouver

Lovat TBM Starts Canada Line in VancouverA Lovat TBM, nicknamed 'Sweet Leilani', was launched with champagne on 10th June, 2006 at an official ceremony at the future False Creek South station ... More Information

Robbins Signs Contract for Very Long Water Tunnel in India

Robbins Signs Contract for Very Long Water Tunnel in IndiaJaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) has signed contracts with Robbins for the AMR project in Andhra Pradesh, India on 26th May, 2006. The ... More Information

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New Record

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New RecordThe 7,765 m-long Eiksund tunnel in Norway has set a new world record when the deepest point excavated so far (-266 m below sea level) was reached on 31st May, ... More Information

Hsuehshan Tunnel Opens in Taiwan

Hsuehshan Tunnel Opens in TaiwanThe 12.9 km Hsuehshan, or Snow Mountain, tunnel has opened to traffic on 16th June, 2006 in eastern Ilan county, Taiwan. It is the longest road tunnel in Asia ... More Information

Robbins Readies TBMs for Capilano-Seymour Water Scheme in Vancouver

Robbins Readies TBMs for Capilano-Seymour Water Scheme in Vancouver Deployment of the first of two Robbins tunnel boring machines represents a significant step in construction of the ... More Information

Double Breakthrough with Two Lovats in Bologna

Double Breakthrough with Two Lovats in Bologna Sergio Cofferati, the mayor of Bologna, and Elio Catania, the president and CEO of the Italian railways, presided on 31st May, 2006 the ... More Information

Norway Builds SILA Project

Norway Builds SILA Project Sweden's LKAB supplies highly upgraded iron ore products to the steel industry and custom-adapted mineral products to other industrial sectors. Most of LKAB's ... More Information

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Kicks off San Cristobal Tunnel at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Kicks off San Cristobal Tunnel at Groundbreaking CeremonyChilean president Michelle Bachelet, minister of public works Eduardo Bitran, and Karl Traub, ... More Information

Flood Relief Tunnel Starts in Paris

Flood Relief Tunnel Starts in ParisAn impressive tunnel boring machine commences to work at the Ivry-Massena tunnel (TIMA) in Paris. Its mission is to dig Europe's biggest and deepest ... More Information

Last Breakthrough in the Uetliberg Tunnel with Tunnel Bore Extender Using Undercutting Technique

Last Breakthrough in the Uetliberg Tunnel with Tunnel Bore Extender (TBE) Using Undercutting TechniqueOn 18th May, 2006 the Uetliberg tunnel construction crew celebrated the TBE's last ... More Information

Katschberg Tunnel Breaks Through in Austria

Katschberg Tunnel Breaks Through in AustriaThe 5,414 m Katschberg tunnel on the A10 Tauern motorway connects Salzburg with Carinthia. It is a single bored tunnel and for obvious safety ... More Information

World's Largest TBM Ready to Cross the Yangtze in Shanghai

World's Largest TBM Ready to Cross the Yangtze in ShanghaiAt the end of April 2006, Herrenknecht handed over the first tunnelling machine with a diameter of 15.43 m to the Chinese client ... More Information

Angela Merkel Inaugurates New Central Station and Tunnel in Berlin as Germany Hosts World Cup

Angela Merkel Inaugurates New Central Station and Tunnel in Berlin as Germany Hosts Football World Cup Berlin inaugurated its new central station on 26th May, 2006. The new station is ... More Information

Nordoya Tunnel Opens in Faroe Islands

Nordoya Tunnel Opens in Faroe IslandsThe 6.2 km Nordoya subsea tunnel opened on 29th April, 2006 in the Faroe Islands, three months ahead of schedule. This is a single-tube dual-lane tunnel, the ... More Information

First Sections of Variante di Valico to Open Soon

First Sections of Variante di Valico to Open SoonThe upgrading project of the Apennine section between Sasso Marconi and Barberino di Mugello, first designed in 1993 and revised in 1999, goes from ... More Information

Construction Starts on Tunnel under Yangtze River in Wuhan

Construction Starts on Tunnel under Yangtze River in WuhanWuhan, capital of Hubei province, wants to decongest the only two bridges over the Yangtze River in the city centre. The 3,609 m-long ... More Information

Underground Drillrigs Launch

Underground Drillrigs LaunchAfter the Rocket Boomer E2, Atlas Copco has added a new member to the Rocket Boomer E-series family: the Rocket Boomer XE3, a three-boom drill rig. The Rocket ... More Information

East Rail's Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Extension in Hong Kong Nears End

East Rail's Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Extension in Hong Kong Nears EndIn Hong Kong's Northern New Territories lies a 25 hectare site of agricultural lands and ponds. This is the Long Valley ... More Information

One out of Four European Tunnels is Unsafe

One out of Four European Tunnels is UnsafeThe EuroTest firstly, then the European Tunnel Assessment Programme (EuroTAP) began in 2000 following the Mont Blanc tunnel disaster when 39 people ... More Information

Experts Invited to Workshop and Fire Test on Water Mist Systems

Experts Invited to Workshop and Fire Test on Water Mist SystemsIntensive research work over the last decade has shown that fixed automatic firefighting systems considerably can increase safety in ... More Information

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel 2006

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel 2006The 7th INTERtunnel will be held in Turin at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre from 16th to 18th May, 2006. Italy is the ideal host country for an exhibition covering ... More Information

Rome Presented Project Finance Scheme for Metro Line D

Rome Presented Project Finance Scheme for Metro Line DOn 13th April, 2006 the project finance scheme of Line D, the fourth subway line in Rome, has been presented. This is a new line to be developed ... More Information

First Castellanza Tunnel Breaks Through on Saronno-Malpensa Railway Section

First Castellanza Tunnel Breaks Through on Saronno-Malpensa Railway SectionThe first tunnel built to place underground the FNM tracks in Castellanza broke through on 19th April, 2006. The ... More Information

SMART Southern Tunnel Breaks Through in Kuala Lumpur

SMART Southern Tunnel Breaks Through in Kuala Lumpur The southern drive of the SMART (Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was completed on 22nd ... 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

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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