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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recession lessons (2)

Recession lessons (2)"To create jobs and help the economy we will bring forward major infrastructure projects like London Crossrail."Rt Hon Gordon Brown, PM, Westminster, 12.11.2008. 46/08. More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

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