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Drill and Blast at Hedins Fjord Tunnels in Iceland

Drill and Blast at Hedins Fjord Tunnels in IcelandThe Hedins fjord tunnels in northwest Iceland consists of two-lane tunnels stretching for 10,575 metres. The first, 3,650 m-long tunnel ... More Information

China Orders for NFM Technologies

China Orders for NFM TechnologiesNFM Technologies has just signed three new contracts for the supply of four earth pressure balance (EPB) tunnelling machines of 6.28 metres in diameter, as part of ... More Information

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel and EXPO Ferroviaria 2008

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel and EXPO Ferroviaria 2008The 8th edition of INTERtunnel will be held in Turin from 20th to 22nd May, 2008 at Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre. INTERtunnel 2008 offers the ... More Information

Newsflash: Project Manager Wanted for Domestic and International Markets

Newsflash: Project Manager Wanted for Domestic and International MarketsWithin Marti Holding AG, Marti Technik is a renowned technology company operating internationally in the areas of ... More Information

Greater Sudbury Rock Tunnel is 75% Complete

Greater Sudbury Rock Tunnel is 75% CompleteGreater Sudbury is a city in Northern Ontario, Canada, created in 2001 by amalgamating the cities and towns of the former Regional Municipality of ... More Information

TBM Finish at Kárahnjúkar Dam

TBM Finish at Kárahnjúkar DamThe Robbins TBM which has been used to drill water tunnels at Kárahnjúkar dam, in Iceland's eastern highlands, was turned off on 9th April, 2008 after ... More Information

Caterpillar Announces Entry into TBM Business with Acquisition of Lovat

Caterpillar Announces Entry into TBM Business with Acquisition of LovatAt the Conexpo construction equipment exhibition in Las Vegas last month, Caterpillar outlined long-term growth expectations, ... More Information

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Engineer Receives IStructE’s Gold Medal for 2008

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Engineer Receives IStructE’s Gold Medal for 2008IStructE has awarded the Gold Medal for 2008 to Mike Glover of Arup for his outstanding contribution to the design ... More Information

20th National Conference Tunnelling Technology and the Environment

20th National Conference Tunnelling Technology and the EnvironmentThe Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) organizes the 20th national conference and exhibition "Tunnelling Technology and the ... More Information

Newsflash - live tunnel ventilation demonstration

Newsflash - live tunnel ventilation demonstrationA workshop and general assembly on safety and security for railway and metro tunnels is scheduled to take place on 22nd-23rd April at Graz University ... More Information

Herrenknecht and Robbins TBMs to Dig Northern Sewerage Project Tunnels in Melbourne

Herrenknecht and Robbins TBMs to Dig Northern Sewerage Project Tunnels in MelbourneThe Northern Sewerage Project (NSP) in Melbourne involves the construction of 13 km of new sewer pipes ranging in ... More Information

Tunnel Makes Breakthrough on Milan-Lecco Railway

Tunnel Makes Breakthrough on Milan-Lecco RailwayThe breakthrough on 27th February, 2008 of the 2,155 m Beverate rail tunnel that links the Airuno and Olgiate Molgora stations, north of Milan, was ... More Information

Moscow tunnel of death

Moscow tunnel of deathThe 2.2 km Lefortovo tunnel in Moscow has been nicknamed the "tunnel of death" by local motorists, and watching the video it is not hard to see why. Running underneath the ... More Information

Robbins TBM Advances Lebanon's Water Tunnel

Robbins TBM Advances Lebanon's Water TunnelThe Kesrouan coastal area water supply project (KCAWSP) in Lebanon is funded by the Ministry of hydraulic and electric resources, the Council for ... More Information

Royal Opening for Heathrow Terminal 5

Royal Opening for Heathrow Terminal 5Queen Elizabeth II officially inaugurated London Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 (T5) on 14th March, 2008, 53 years after opening the airport's first ... More Information

Tunnel Construction at InnoTrans 2008

Tunnel Construction at InnoTrans 2008InnoTrans is a leading trade fair for rail transport technology, with a focus on railway technology, interiors, railway infrastructure, public transport, and ... More Information

Korea Mould for Precasting Equipment

Korea Mould for Precasting EquipmentKorea Mould supplies high quality segment lining products for the world's tunnelling industry and a range of similar products for railway, pipejacking, spun ... More Information

Sydney to Build Desalination Plant

Sydney to Build Desalination PlantAs part of the New South Wales government's initiatives for sustainable water supply, Sydney Water will build a major seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant. ... More Information

End of Tunnelling at Mont Sion

End of Tunnelling at Mont SionFurther to completing the west bore of the Mont Sion tunnel in June 2007, "Adélaïde" - the TBM produced by Herrenknecht - completed the east tube on 6th March, 2008 ... More Information

TBMs Ready for Rome Metro Lines

TBMs Ready for Rome Metro LinesLine B1 is the first line where work commenced in October 2005. Then, construction sites for Line C have been prepared at different places throughout the city. ... More Information

Vancouver Celebrates Breakthrough of Canada Line Tunnel

Vancouver Celebrates Breakthrough of Canada Line TunnelThe Canada Line rapid transit project reached a major milestone on 2nd March, 2008 when a 440-tonne, 86 m-long Lovat tunnel boring ... More Information

TBM Finishes Drilling under Beacon Hill in Seattle

TBM Finishes Drilling under Beacon Hill in SeattleA Mitsubishi 600-tonne, 91 m-long, 6.4 m-diameter tunnel boring machine has punched on 5th March, 2008 the second tunnel through Seattle's ... More Information

China Tunnel Summit 2008

China Tunnel Summit 2008The Millennium Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai will host the China Tunnel Summit 2008 on 20th and 21st March, 2008. The summit will bring together scholars, senior experts and ... More Information

NFM Technologies Receives Order for Water Diversion Project in China

NFM Technologies Receives Order for Water Diversion Project in ChinaTwo 5.75 m-diameter hard rock tunnel boring machines have been ordered to NFM Technologies as part of the project to divert the ... More Information

Digging Begins at Hindhead

Digging Begins at HindheadResidents in Hindhead point out that they have been waiting 73 years for a bypass to be constructed around their village. Boring work finally got under way on the ... More Information

Emcor equipment and services for tunnelling

Emcor equipment and services for tunnellingEmcor has long experience in the manufacture and supply of machines and consumables to the underground sector in Spain, the EU and the Americas. Equipment ... More Information

Wanted: Project Director & Planning Engineer, Based In Europe

Wanted: Project Director & Planning Engineer, Based In EuropeFor a renowned international Civil Engineering Contractor, IPS Group is looking for suitable candidates for the following two ... More Information

NFM Technologies Completes First Yangtze River Crossing Tunnel in China

NFM Technologies Completes First Yangtze River Crossing Tunnel in ChinaThe first of the two NFM Technologies slurry type tunnel boring machines, 11.38 m in diameter, has successfully crossed ... More Information

Tunnelling Ends on First La Cabrera Tunnel on Madrid-Valencia High Speed Line

Tunnelling Ends on First La Cabrera Tunnel on Madrid-Valencia High Speed LineA joint venture formed by FCC and Sando completed the first tube of the La Cabrera tunnel, the longest tunnel on ... More Information

Puerto Cabello-La Encrucijada Rail Line in Venezuela is 50% Complete

Puerto Cabello-La Encrucijada Rail Line in Venezuela is 50% CompleteThe Ezequiel Zamora central railroad system in Venezuela connects, in its first stage, Caracas with the suburban Tuy valley ... More Information

Third International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)

Third International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)The third international symposium on tunnel safety and security (ISTSS) will be held at Foresta Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, from ... More Information

Newsflash: hydraulic excavator operators wanted in Asia

Newsflash: hydraulic excavator operators wanted in AsiaFor a project in Asia starting in 2008, IPS is currently looking for excavator operators for large (70 ton) 360 excavators with hydraulic ... More Information

New Sandvik Company Profile and Film

New Sandvik Company Profile and FilmSandvik has merged its many product brands under one banner to provide comprehensive tunnelling and underground civil engineering expertise. The company has a ... More Information

tunnelbuilder.com passes 300,000 readers/year milestone

tunnelbuilder.com passes 300,000 readers/year milestoneIn January, 2008, despite the festive season, tunnelbuilder.com achieved its highest-ever readership of 26,989! Over 1,000 tunnellers are now ... More Information

First Conference on Fire Suppression in Tunnels - Invitation Flyer now Available in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

First Conference on Fire Suppression in Tunnels - Invitation Flyer now Available in German, English, French, Italian and SpanishThe joint IWMA/COSUF conference on fire suppression in tunnels will be ... More Information

Construction Starts at Shiziyang Tunnel in China

Construction Starts at Shiziyang Tunnel in ChinaMore than 300 Chinese workers have begun excavating a cross-river railway tunnel near the estuary of the Pearl River, in south China on 9th ... 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