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Chinese Construction Equipment Manufacturer Zoomlion Acquires CIFA

Chinese Construction Equipment Manufacturer Zoomlion Acquires CIFAA consortium led by Chinese construction machinery giant Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co. ... More Information

Propex Concrete Systems' Concrete Reinforcement Fibres Receive CE Marking

Propex Concrete Systems' Concrete Reinforcement Fibres Receive CE MarkingThere are new European standards relating to fibres for concrete. As of 1st June, 2008, it is now mandatory for all fibre ... More Information

New upgraded tunnelbuilder server is fast and secure

New upgraded tunnelbuilder server is fast and secureEvery July, we carry out any necessary server maintenance while bids and awards activity is low.This time around, we decided on a new server in ... More Information

DSI Rockbolts on Gautrain Project

DSI Rockbolts on Gautrain ProjectDSI South Africa, the South African subsidiary of operating construction technology group Dywidag-Systems International, secured a ZAR21 million contract last year ... More Information

Mixed Methods Move Gautrain Forward

Mixed Methods Move Gautrain ForwardSouth Africa's public rail transport system is undergoing an extensive revamp, and one of the most prominent projects is the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link. The ... More Information

First East Side Access TBM Reaches Grand Central Station in New York

First East Side Access TBM Reaches Grand Central Station in New YorkThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on 2nd July, 2008 that after just eight months, the first of two ... More Information

Finnfast Subsea Tunnel Breaks Through in Norway

Finnfast Subsea Tunnel Breaks Through in NorwayMuch of Norway is covered by mountains and the western coast is gouged by deep fjords and dotted with islands. To facilitate modern communication, it ... More Information

Krolsky Tunnel Ends, Mansky Tunnel to Commence

Krolsky Tunnel Ends, Mansky Tunnel to CommenceContractor OAO Bamtonnelstroy has announced the Lovat RME375SE series 21400 TBM has broken through on the Krolsky rail tunnel, the first rail tunnel ... More Information

Newsflash: Schoema Tunnel Locomotives and Other Tunnel Equipment for Sale

Newsflash: Schoema Tunnel Locomotives and Other Tunnel Equipment for SaleThe SLCP-SELI joint venture has recently completed the Canada Line twin bored tunnels in Vancouver, Canada. The joint venture ... More Information

The Gilgel Gibe Hydropower Project in Ethiopia

The Gilgel Gibe Hydropower Project in EthiopiaIn Ethiopia, about 250 km to the southwest of Addis Abeba plateau, along the Omo river and its tributary Gibe, the planning and construction of an ... More Information

Horcajada Tunnel Breaks Through on Madrid-Valencia High Speed Line

Horcajada Tunnel Breaks Through on Madrid-Valencia High Speed LineTravel times between Madrid and Valencia are set to more than halve on completion of the high speed rail line in 2010, with trains ... More Information

Used TBM For Sale

Used TBM For SaleA year old double shield hard rock TBM is for sale in Hong Kong, available December, 2008.With an excavation diameter of 5.2 m and an erector designed for segment ID 4.5 ... More Information

TBM for sale

TBM for saleDouble shield hard rock TBM. Manufactured by Herrenknecht in 2007.Excavation diameter 5.2m. Erector designed for segment ID 4.5m.Total weight 800 tons, 238m long with ... More Information

Herrenknecht Large Diameter TBMs Set Records

Herrenknecht Large Diameter TBMs Set RecordsThe islands of Chongming, Changxing and Hengsha are separated from mainland Shanghai by the Yangtze river. They are situated northeast of Shanghai ... More Information

Immersed Tunnel under the Shannon in Ireland

Immersed Tunnel under the Shannon in IrelandThe Limerick southern ring road in the southwest of Ireland is comprised of 10 km of two lane dual carriageway, 11 bridges, four interchanges, six ... More Information

News from FiReP International AG

News from FiReP International AGAs of 1st May 2008, the company Rockbolt Systems/Weidmann took a further step in the development of an international corporate group of companies under the name of ... More Information

Torino Extends its Metro

Torino Extends its MetroConstruction of the Turin metro extension between Porta Nuova and Lingotto has entered a new stage with the official lowering on 28th February, 2008, at Marconi ... More Information

Southern Metropolitan Highway to Decongest Bilbao

Southern Metropolitan Highway to Decongest BilbaoThe A-8 motorway is integrated into the trans-European transport network (TEN) and is the main distributor backbone of the metropolitan road ... More Information

1958-2008: Putzmeister Celebrates 50 Years

1958-2008: Putzmeister Celebrates 50 YearsWith growth above average for many years, consolidated sales of over EUR1 billion and 3,900 employees, Putzmeister is today one of the most successful ... More Information

Newsflash - International Tunnelling Services to meet jobseekers in three continents

Newsflash - International Tunnelling Services to meet jobseekers in three continentsThe growing demand for experienced tunnellers is taking International Tunnelling Services MD Kevin Browning to ... More Information

Newsflash: New Books on Fundamentals of Tunnelling Machine Technology and Recommendations on Excavations

Newsflash: New Books on Fundamentals of Tunnelling Machine Technology and Recommendations on ExcavationsResearch and Markets has announced the addition of Hardrock Tunnel Boring Machines to their ... More Information

Seymour-Capilano Contract Terminated

Seymour-Capilano Contract TerminatedVancouver broadcaster News1130.com/news has reported that Metro Vancouver has terminated its contract with Bilfinger Berger to construct the Seymour-Capilano ... More Information

GIA Häggloaders Move Easily in Stockholm’s Long, Narrow Skanstull-Solberga Cable Tunnel

GIA Häggloaders Move Easily in Stockholm’s Long, Narrow Skanstull-Solberga Cable TunnelWith the increase in demand for residential housing in Stockholm’s southern suburb of Globen and the ... More Information

Sandvik Drill Rigs Tackle Brazilian Hydropower Tunnels

Sandvik Drill Rigs Tackle Brazilian Hydropower TunnelsThe Simplicio power plant will be the second largest hydroelectric power plant in the state of Rio de Janeiro, with a 334 MW generation ... More Information

Mexico City Invites Tenders for Two Projects to Improve Vehicular Traffic

Mexico City Invites Tenders for Two Projects to Improve Vehicular TrafficMexico City is the populous city of Mexico with 8.7 million inhabitants in 2005. Greater Mexico City, which ... More Information

Atlas Copco Upgrades Drill Rigs to Meet New Environment Directives

Atlas Copco Upgrades Drill Rigs to Meet New Environment DirectivesAtlas Copco, the global mining and construction equipment supplier, is upgrading many of its drill rigs and other equipment ... More Information

Construction of Aica-Mules Pilot Bore Starts at Brenner Base Tunnel

Construction of Aica-Mules Pilot Bore Starts at Brenner Base TunnelThe Brenner base tunnel is a key piece on the Berlin-Munich-Verona-Bologna-Palermo high speed rail corridor, which crosses ... More Information

Lerum-Partille Wastewater Tunnel in Sweden

Lerum-Partille Wastewater Tunnel in SwedenGRYAAB, the Gothenburg regional sewage agency, is responsible for wastewater purification in the region. The company is owned by the Ale, Gothenburg, ... More Information

Malmö City Tunnel Makes Breakthrough

Malmö City Tunnel Makes BreakthroughThe City tunnel project in Malmö consists of 17 km of railway connecting Malmö central station with the Öresund bridge that connects with Denmark, as ... More Information

Belfast Sewers Project Makes First Breakthrough

Belfast Sewers Project Makes First BreakthroughThe GBP100 million Belfast sewers project involves work to upgrade the existing sewer networks and the construction of a large diameter drainage ... More Information

ITA seeks Executive Director

ITA seeks Executive DirectorThe International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has established a new position as Executive Director starting on 1st January, 2009. ITA is a ... More Information

Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A

HARBOUR AREA TREATMENT SCHEME STAGE 2ACONSTRUCTION OF SEWAGE TUNNELSINVITATION TO APPLY FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative ... More Information

13th Australian Tunnelling Conference Underway in Melbourne

13th Australian Tunnelling Conference Underway in MelbourneThe elite of the world's tunnelling industry is meeting in Melbourne, Australia this week from 4th to 7th May to discuss engineering in a ... More Information

Contractor Prequalification for Hong Kong HATS Stage 2A Sewage Tunnels

Contractor Prequalification for Hong Kong HATS Stage 2A Sewage TunnelsThe Government of the Hong Kong SAR invites contractors to apply for prequalification of tenders. Click here for the official ... More Information

Construction of Second Tunnel Ends on Line 1 of Seville Metro

Construction of Second Tunnel Ends on Line 1 of Seville MetroThe construction of the twin bored tunnel on Line 1 of the Seville metro, which runs from Parque de los Príncipes to San Bernardo, ... More Information

TunnelTec Delivers First Rock Cutter Head to Canada

TunnelTec Delivers First Rock Cutter Head to CanadaOn March 28th, 2008, TunnelTec delivered after less than nine weeks its first rock cutter head to Dibco Underground Ltd further to an order ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information