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Lovat and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Form Strategic Alliance

Lovat and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Form Strategic AllianceLovat has agreed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to combine resources and experience to form a worldwide collaboration agreement to provide ... More Information

Master's Course on Tunnels and Underground Works

Master's Course on Tunnels and Underground WorksGiven the ongoing importance of tunnels and tunnelling in Spain and around the world, the Spanish tunnelling association (AETOS) has set put a ... More Information

Work Progress on the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1 between Bologna and Florence

Work Progress on the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1 between Bologna and FlorenceAs part of the upgrading of highway A1 Milan-Naples on its Apennine section between Sasso Marconi (Emilia ... More Information

Groundwater Management at the Variante di Valico

Groundwater Management at the Variante di ValicoDuring tunnelling, the groundwater seeping from the tunnel face must be treated before being discharged in superficial waters or sewers because, ... More Information

Upgrading of Section Florence North-Florence South of the A1 Highway

Upgrading of Section Florence North-Florence South of the A1 HighwaySouth of the Variante di Valico, the highway section running from Barberino di Mugello to North Florence and Incisa, south of ... More Information

Atlas Copco's Intermat 2006 Preview

Atlas Copco's Intermat 2006 PreviewIntermat 2006, to be held at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre on 24th-29th April, is this year's big construction event. Intermat 2006 is proud to ... More Information

First Section Breaks Through on Line 3 of the Madrid Metro Extended from Legazpi to Villaverde

First Section Breaks Through on Line 3 of the Madrid Metro Extended from Legazpi to Villaverde'Guster' has concluded its mission to extend Line 3 of the Madrid metro from Legazpi to San Cristobal de ... More Information

Rome to Present Project Finance of Metro Line D

Rome to Present Project Finance of Metro Line D On 13th April, 2006 at 11:00 am, the project finance of Line D will be presented in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Room Petrassi in Avenue ... More Information

400 years of experience at tunneljournalists.com

400 years of experience at tunneljournalists.comThis week sees the relaunch of one of tunnelbuilder's most popular websites, tunneljournalists.comThe most important part of any company's marketing ... More Information

Madrid: Biggest Tunnelling Worksite in the World

Madrid: Biggest Tunnelling Worksite in the WorldMadrid's regional autonomous government, through its transport infrastructure department MINTRA, is implementing during the 2003-2007 term the ... More Information

Tunnelling to Begin on DLR Extension to Woolwich Arsenal in London

Tunnelling to Begin on DLR Extension to Woolwich Arsenal in London The Docklands Light Railway's extension to Woolwich Arsenal will run from the existing King George V station, going ... More Information

Reaching Los Teques in 13 Minutes

Reaching Los Teques in 13 Minutes Metro Los Teques, which will link El Tambor to Las Adjuntas on Line 2 of the Caracas metro, is a new 9.5 km rail line, whereof 6.2 km in tunnel, with ... More Information

Book on "Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport"

Book on "Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport"Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport is the title of a bilingual German/English book that presents ... More Information

Tunnelling of Lausanne Metro Nears End

Tunnelling of Lausanne Metro Nears EndLine M2 of the Lausanne metro in Switzerland, between Ouchy and Croisettes, consists in building a new section between Flon and Croisettes and upgrading ... More Information

Lausanne Puts the Final Touches to Garbage Tunnel

Lausanne Puts the Final Touches to Garbage TunnelAnother major project in Lausanne is TRIDEL, which stands for Traitement et Incinération des Déchets de Lausanne (treatment and incineration of the ... More Information

Rowa Tunnelling Logistics Back-up for Niagara Falls Tunnel

Rowa Tunnelling Logistics Back-up for Niagara Falls TunnelA 10,421 m-long tunnel underneath the City of Niagara Falls will feed more water to the existing Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric plant in ... More Information

Italy Inaugurates Lecco-Ballabio Road Link SS 36 Dir

Italy Inaugurates Lecco-Ballabio Road Link SS 36 DirThe new road link Lecco-Ballabio (SS 36 dir) opened to traffic on 24th February, 2006 between Lecco and provincial road SP 62 to Val ... More Information

Security at the Heart of the Double-Deck Tunnel on the A86 West of Paris

Security at the Heart of the Double-Deck Tunnel on the A86 West of ParisThe A86 is currently an incomplete orbital highway around the Greater Paris area. Two tunnels will provide the missing links ... More Information

Stägjitschugge Tunnel to Improve Access to Narrow Zermatt Valley

Stägjitschugge Tunnel to Improve Access to Narrow Zermatt ValleyThe Stägjitschugge tunnel is located on road H213 between the cities of Visp and Zermatt in the Wallis canton, Switzerland. This ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Campanas Tunnel on the Navarre Canal

Breakthrough of the Campanas Tunnel on the Navarre Canal The Campanas tunnel, on section 4 of the Navarre canal between Tiebas and Añorbe (9.03 km), broke through on 27th February, 2006. ... More Information

Astaldi Receives New Major Contract for Line 5 of Milan Metro

Astaldi Receives New Major Contract for Line 5 of Milan MetroA joint venture led by Astaldi - with Torno Internazionale, Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, Ansaldobreda, Alstom Trasporti and ATM ... More Information

Second TBM to Start in March on South Bypass of M-30 Orbital Motorway in Madrid

Second TBM to Start in March on South Bypass of M-30 Orbital Motorway in Madrid The mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, celebrated the start-up of 'Tizona', a MHI-Duro Felguera TBM ... More Information

Abdalajis East Tunnel Breaks Through on Cordoba-Malaga High Speed Rail Link

Abdalajis East Tunnel Breaks Through on Cordoba-Malaga High Speed Rail Link A ceremony presided by Magdalena Alvarez, Spain's minister of public works, was held on 13th February, 2006 to ... More Information

Second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)

Second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)The second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS) to be held in Madrid on 15th-17th March will be an ... More Information

Astaldi-led JV Wins Contract for Line C of Rome Metro with EUR2.17 Billion Bid

Astaldi-led JV Wins Contract for Line C of Rome Metro with EUR2.17 Billion BidA joint venture headed by Astaldi will design and build the new Line C of the Rome metro, a driverless fully automatic ... More Information

Expressions of Interest Extended to End April for L-SURF

Expressions of Interest Extended to End April for L-SURFIn March 2005, the EU launched L-SURF, which stands for Large-Scale Underground Research Facility, a planning and organization project for a ... More Information

Privately Financed Project Proposed for Road Connection in North Milan

Privately Financed Project Proposed for Road Connection in North MilanAt the conference "Underground roads: an opportunity to live better on the territory" held on 10th February, 2006 and organized ... More Information

The Avigliana Bypass Opens for the Winter Olympic Games in Turin

The Avigliana Bypass Opens for the Winter Olympic Games in TurinOne of the worst traffic black spots in Turin province travelling towards Susa valley was the Avigliana crossing. SITAF inaugurated on ... More Information

Sealing Gaskets from Phoenix DT

Sealing Gaskets from Phoenix DTThe merger of North German suppliers of elastomer products Contitech AG of Hannover and Phoenix AG of Hamburg has been announced. Both companies are global players in ... More Information

Automatic Conductor-less Line 1 of the Metro Opens in Turin as City Hosts XXth Winter Olympics

Automatic Conductor-less Line 1 of the Metro Opens in Turin as City Hosts XXth Winter Olympics On 4th February, 2006 the first 7.5 km section of Line 1 of Turin's metro has been ... More Information

Conference and Training Course on Safety in Tunnels

Conference and Training Course on Safety in TunnelsItaly today holds the world's main records regarding underground structures. Recently, risks have been increasing due to ageing tunnels while road ... More Information

Tunnelling & Trenchless Technology in the 21st Century

Tunnelling & Trenchless Technology in the 21st CenturyThe Institution of Engineers, Malaysia is organizing the International Conference and Exhibition on "Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology in ... More Information

Lower Northwest Interceptor's Sacramento River Crossings Near Completion

Lower Northwest Interceptor's Sacramento River Crossings Near Completion Two tunnels are required to cross the Sacramento River in California. The two tunnels are part of a massive 59.5 km ... More Information

Fourth TBM Starts at Pajares Railway Bypass in Spain

Fourth TBM Starts at Pajares Railway Bypass in SpainADIF- the administration responsible for the design and construction of Spain's high speed lines - officially launched on 28th January, 2006 the ... More Information

Wirth Gripper TBM Drives Alborz Tunnel on Shomal Freeway near Tehran

Wirth Gripper TBM Drives Alborz Tunnel on Shomal Freeway near TehranToday only a two-lane highway with a length of 200 km connects Tehran and the city of Chalus at the Caspian Sea. By 2010 both ... More Information

First Tunnel in Europe Equipped with Automatic Fire-fighting System Sets New Standards

First Tunnel in Europe Equipped with Automatic Fire-fighting System Sets New StandardsImproved escape routes and dualling single-tube tunnels are the solutions so far implemented from the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

HS2, Tideway and Brenner Base Tunnel feature on Tunnelling Awards shortlist

In the Tunnelling Project of the Year (over $100M) category, Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche JV is nominated for its ... More Information

Danish tunnel gets Afry ITS system

Afry has secured a €9.4 million order for the installation of a Scada system in connection with the construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel in Denmark ... More Information

NHSRCL floats tender for 21 km underground tunnel for bullet train project

Share this on : The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has invited bids for the construction of 21 km long tunnel for ... More Information

Eight bidders vie to build Bosnia's 400 mln euro Prenj tunnel

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 26 (SeeNews) - Autoceste FBiH, the state-owned motorway operator of Bosnia's Federation, said on Monday it has received eight bids in a ... More Information

Chinese firm given contract worth Rs 1,126 crore for Delhi-Meerut rail tunnel

Chinese multinational construction company Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. has been awarded the contract to build a 5.6-kilometre underground ... More Information

Drones can be a gamechanger for construction sector, says expert

This technology, which can be used on tunnel projects excavated by conventional methods (explosives, hammers or cutters) as well as on underground ... More Information

Bids open for 7-km India’s first undersea tunnel

NEW DELHI: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has sought bids for the construction of a 21-km-long tunnel including India’s first undersea tunnel for the ... More Information

Tunnelling work for Metro phase II at Madhavaram to begin by mid-October

The first tunnel boring machine that arrived from China has been lowered into the site last week, say CMRL officials. A month later, a second TBM ... More Information

Giant HS2 TBM cutterhead's impressive journey back to start second dig in Warwickshire

After HS2's first tunnel breakthrough by Tunnel Boring Machine 'Dorothy' at the south portal site in July this year, the front part of the TBM has ... More Information

World’s Longest Immersed Tunnel Under Construction

The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will link Denmark and Germany... More Information

Besix-led JV to tackle Copenhagen tunnel

At Svanemøllebugten, the tunnel will be constructed using the cut-and-cover method. Due to the upheaval caused by the tunnelling work, ... More Information

Assembly work to restart next week on HS2 green tunnel

Assembly work on giant precast concrete segments for a new HS2 “green tunnel” in Northamptonshire is set to restart next week... More Information

ÖBB plans exploration drilling for new railway tunnel

The planned cross-border railway tunnel is part of an expansion project for ... Brenner Base Tunnel construction proceeds with major breakthrough. More Information

Bengaluru's tunnel borer `Varada' completes its innings

After 517 days of drilling for the Bengaluru metro, tunnel boring machine (TBM) `Varada' completed its job on Friday. It completed its second ... More Information

Construction of large-scale Yangtze River tunneling project underway

The construction of a large-scale tunneling project under the Yangtze River starts in east China's Jiangsu Province, September 7, 2022. /CFP... More Information

Largest tunneling machine of its kind completed

Produced by China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corp and China Railway 18th Bureau Group Corp, the machine is about 100-meter-long. It can achieve a horizontal turning radius of 200 ... More Information

Operator shows digging of tunnel to release treated water from Fukushima Daiichi

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has shown to media work to dig an underwater tunnel for releasing treated water from the facility into the ocean... More Information

Cross River Rail's Underground Stations Are Taking Shape

We’re building Brisbane’s first underground stations and right now, deep under the city, those stations are really starting to take shape… More Information

Suburban Rail Loop tunnel: Construction giants short-listed for build

THREE groups of global construction giants have been short-listed to build the tunnels for a new $34.5 billion rail line under Melbourne's middle ... More Information

Besix, MT Højgaard land €346m Nordhavn Tunnel job

A consortium of Belgian contractor Besix and Denmark's MT Højgaard has won a €346m contract to extend the Nordhavn Tunnel in Copenhagen from the … More Information

UPDATE ON MBCC ACQUISITION – CLOSING TARGETED FOR H1 2023

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has decided to conduct an in-depth examination in the UK market related to Sika’s planned acquisition of MBCC Group. Closing is now targeted ... More Information

Marine operation caps HPC cooling water tunnels

Balfour Beatty and client EDF have marked a milestone at Hinkley Point C, lowering the last of six head structures 25 metres to the bottom of the Bristol Channel... More Information

Work starts in Stroud as part of £25m Severn Trent sewage project

... of Dudbridge Road A419 and Cainscross Road to create two large shafts that will allow a tunnel boring machine (TBM) to travel underground. More Information

Breakthrough in Super Nyadi's tunnel construction

Breakthrough in Super Nyadi's tunnel construction. Image for Representation. (Photo: Siuri Nyadi Hydropower ). LAMJUNG: A breakthrough has been ... More Information

Implenia-led JV wins £412M Gotthard road tunnel contract

We will contribute our many years of experience and proven expertise in tunnel construction and other civil engineering disciplines to this exciting ... More Information

Sweco wins another Stockholm metro contract

Sweco has won a SEK32 million (£2.5 million) contract for an extension to Stockholm’s metro between Fridhemsplan and Älvsjö... More Information

Richardson: Mill Creek Tunnel Excavation Complete

Richardson (Dallas County) – The Mill Creek/Peaks Branch/State Thomas Drainage Relief Tunnel (Mill Creek Tunnel) reached an important milestone last month, when the tunnel boring machine ... More Information

New England Tackles Complex Sewer and Stormwater Challenges

Pawtucket Tunnel Construction. Aerial view of a 660-lb crawler crane lowering the TBM cutter head into the launch shaft at the main site in ... More Information

Implenia wins contract for main northern lot of the second tube of the Gotthard road tunnel

We will contribute our many years of experience and proven expertise in tunnel construction and other civil engineering disciplines to this ... More Information

The story behind the winner of the 2022 Australian Construction Achievement Award

There were two major challenges of the project. One was the technical complexity of running tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for 15.5 km under heavily ... More Information

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