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Short course on rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopes

Short course on rock mechanics, stability and design of tunnels and slopesProfessor Dr-Ing W Wittke will lead this fifth 4-day course for 30 participants at WBI head office in Aachen, Germany from ... More Information

Robbins opens new Asia Pacific office

Robbins opens new Asia Pacific officeThe Robbins Company of Solon, Ohio has set up a Robbins Asia Pacific Pty Ltd office in Hong Kong to service East Asia, Middle East and Australia. The ... More Information

Piqueras tunnel finally opens to traffic

Piqueras tunnel finally opens to trafficAfter three years of delays due to unforeseen circumstances related to poor ground conditions, and the redesign of the route for environmental reasons, ... More Information

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tunnelbuilder.com - your daily news!Our new server and specially developed software now makes daily updating of tunnelbuilder.com feasible, allowing us to shave even more time off our publishing ... More Information

ANBEL offers personalized tunnelling solutions

ANBEL offers personalized tunnelling solutionsFor more than 40 years Italian company ANBEL has represented leading machinery and tunnel equipment manufacturers, offering personalized solutions to ... More Information

New energy carriers workshop

New energy carriers workshopL-surF Services, a grouping of Ineris, SP, STUVA and VSH is running a workshop "New energy carriers in tunnels and underground installations" in Frankfurt, Germany on ... More Information

Recession lessons

Recession lessons"Those companies that invest in their brands during a recession do better than those who don't.""Parts of the western world will show flat or declining GNP growth in 2009, but this ... More Information

Sokkia and Geodata team up

Sokkia and Geodata team upJapanese manufacturer Sokkia and Austrian company Geodata have joined forces to offer high performance solutions to all geodetic tasks in the field of tunnelling, ... More Information

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional Tunnelling

Sandvik iSURE Drilling Software Revolutionises Professional TunnellingOnly seamless interaction of drilled pattern, charged explosives and detonator delays can provide optimum excavation results in ... More Information

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling Jumbos

Sandvik Launches New DTi Series Tunnelling JumbosAt an official launch event on 8th-10th October in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, Sandvik Mining and Construction has taken tunnelling performance to ... More Information

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central Pyrenees

First International Congress on Railroad Crossing through the Central PyreneesThe Spanish society of civil engineers and the trans-Pyrenean foundation organise in Saragossa, Spain the first congress ... More Information

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"

Workshop "New Energy Carriers in Tunnels and Underground Installations"L-surF Services, the grouping of INERIS, SP, STUVA and VSH, organises on 20th November, 2008 at the InterCity Hotel in ... More Information

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in China

TBMs Get Underway at Jinping II Hydropower in ChinaThe 1,571 km Yalong river, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river, is estimated to have 34.62 GW in hydropower resources. The ... More Information

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes Breakthrough

Arrowhead Tunnel Finally Makes BreakthroughA tunnel boring machine that has spent nearly five years burrowing up to 460 metres beneath the San Bernardino mountain range in California surfaced ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in Milan

Tunnelling Starts on Line 5 in MilanConstruction of the tunnels on the first section of Line 5 of the Milan metro officially began on 1st August, 2008. The section will run almost completely ... More Information

Wirth solutions for tunnels

Wirth solutions for tunnelsA foundation sponsor of tunnelbuilder and a great supporter over the last ten years, Wirth is one of the most durable names in tunnelling. With proven designs for hard and ... More Information

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai

World's Widest TBM Completes Digging in Shanghai The digging of the world's widest tunnel linking Shanghai with Chongming under the Yangtze river was completed on 5th September, ... More Information

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power Station

Digging Deep for Bogong Hydro Power StationThe Kiewa hydroelectric scheme is the largest scheme in Victoria, Australia. It was built over more than 20 years from 1938 until 1961, with construction ... More Information

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes Progress

Lyon-Turin High Speed Line Makes ProgressAfter years of bitter arguing, an agreement on the controversial high speed railway line between Turin, Italy and Lyon, France has been announced on ... More Information


NewsflashIn order to respond to the growing demand within International Tunnelling Services, our managing director, Kevin Browning, will be present at some international exhibitions to meet clients ... More Information

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at Olmos

Robbins TBM Overcomes High Overburden at OlmosThe coast of Peru is a barren scrubland which proves fantastically bountiful when water is brought to it. And, for centuries, the problem of how ... More Information

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro System

Six TBMs to Expand Rome's Metro SystemThe first of four Herrenknecht TBMs for Line C of the Rome metro officially commenced on 3rd July, 2008 to drive the tunnels starting from the Giardinetti ... More Information

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO Tunnel

Milestone Hit in Boston CSO TunnelThe Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has notched another successful tunnel boring operation, its fifth in 20 years, as it completed the North ... More Information

Everything Ready for Geofluid

Everything Ready for GeofluidGeofluid, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, will take place from 1st to 4th October, 2008 at the Piacenza Expo exhibition centre in Italy. Geofluid 2008, as for the ... More Information

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, Switzerland

IUT '08: 2-Day Tunnelling Fair in Sargans, SwitzerlandMore than 2,800 visitors took advantage of the IUT '05 in September 2005 in order to aquaint themselves with the latest trends and developments ... More Information

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration Tunnel

Colombia Completes La Linea Exploration TunnelThe last blast of dynamite that pulled down the last chunk of rock in the La Linea pilot tunnel on 2nd August, 2008 was preceded and followed by cheers ... More Information

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement

Atlas Copco and Minova sign global distribution agreement Stockholm, Sweden, 19th August, 2008: Atlas Copco today announced that it has signed a global cooperation agreement in the field of ground ... More Information





Yacambu-Quibor Water Tunnel Breaks Through

Yacambu-Quibor Water Tunnel Breaks ThroughThe Quibor valley in Lara state, Venezuela occupies an area of some 434 square kilometres with semi-arid climate. It is situated 25 km south of ... More Information

Herrenknecht Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Herrenknecht Celebrates its 30th AnniversaryTo celebrate its 30th company anniversary, Herrenknecht invited 1,550 employees and 450 guests (customers, business partners, politicians and industry ... More Information

The Ingula pumped storage scheme in South Africa

The Ingula pumped storage scheme in South AfricaThe Ingula (previously Braamhoek) pumped storage scheme project, situated within the Drakensberg mountain range, on the border between the Free State ... More Information

NFM Technologies to sponsor tunnelbuilder.com

NFM Technologies to sponsor tunnelbuilder.comFor the last 20 years the name of NFM Technologies has been synonymous with large TBMs. With a factory capable of assembling 16 m-diameter machines, ... More Information

Design and Construction of the Carmel Tunnels in Israel

Design and Construction of the Carmel Tunnels in IsraelThe old part of Haifa, Israel and its major business district and port are located on a narrowish coastal promontary beneath 550 m-high ... More Information

Crossrail Gets Final Approval

Crossrail Gets Final ApprovalThe Crossrail Bill was approved by the House of Lords on 22nd July, 2008 after being amended by the House of Commons on the last day of the parliamentary session. The ... More Information

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

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