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Construction of Bogota-Fucha-Tunjuelo Wastewater Interceptor Starts in Colombia

Construction of Bogota-Fucha-Tunjuelo Wastewater Interceptor Starts in ColombiaThe Bogota water and wastewater agency (EAAB) is responsible for the construction of a wastewater interceptor to ... More Information

(Portuguese) Readers Invited to Sign Petition in Favour of Serra da Estrela Tunnels

(Portuguese) Readers Invited to Sign Petition in Favour of Serra da Estrela TunnelsThe Serra da Estrela is the highest mountain range in Portugal that rises to 1,993 metres. It is situated between ... More Information

Bracons Tunnel Breaks Through in Spain

Bracons Tunnel Breaks Through in SpainThe construction of the second section of the Vic-Olot road axis C-37 in Catalonia is under way between Torelló, in the province of Barcelona, and Sant ... More Information

Production and Delivery of Microtunnelling Cutter Head Takes only 33 Days

Production and Delivery of Microtunnelling Cutter Head Takes only 33 DaysOn 12th December, only 33 days after receiving the order, TunnelTec delivered a microtunnelling cutter head with a diameter ... More Information

VIATEC 2008 - Show on Road Construction and Infrastructure Maintenance in Mountainous Areas

VIATEC 2008 - Show on Road Construction and Infrastructure Maintenance in Mountainous AreasVIATEC will take place from 20th to 22nd February, 2008 in Bolzano, in northern Italy's South Tyrol. The ... More Information

Health and Safety at tunnelintelligence.com

Health and Safety at tunnelintelligence.com tunnelintelligence.com provides 50,000 consultants and contractors around the world with the latest information on Health and Safety issues. While the ... More Information

Newsflash: TBM Operators Wanted

Newsflash: TBM Operators WantedInternational Tunnelling Services is currently recruiting tunnel professionals for more than 80 TBM's, which are starting on worldwide projects this year. Required are ... More Information

In the Middle of a Dark Tunnel

In the Middle of a Dark TunnelAccording to video recordings of Hrvatske Ceste, the Croatian Motorways, a tunnel can become a place to turn around, stop, or go to the bathroom.View incredible scenes ... More Information

Robbins TBM Goes on the Fast Track for Papua New Guinea Tunnel

Robbins TBM Goes on the Fast Track for Papua New Guinea TunnelA 5.6 m-diameter high performance main beam TBM will be delivered on a "fast track" programme just six months after contract signing. ... More Information

Loch Ness Hydro Tunnel Makes Breakthrough

Loch Ness Hydro Tunnel Makes BreakthroughThe Glendoe hydroelectric scheme is the biggest ongoing civil engineering project in Scotland. Upon completion, it will provide enough electricity to ... More Information

Malaysia Special: SMART Tunnel on National Geographic Channel

Malaysia Special: SMART Tunnel on National Geographic ChannelAnnually, floods besiege Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city. The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) project can ... More Information

Mexico City Invites International Tenders for Construction of Line 12 of its Metro

Mexico City Invites International Tenders for Construction of Line 12 of its MetroCompanies interested in participating in the construction of the two sections of Line 12 of the Mexico City metro ... More Information

Lovat Sells Two New TBMs for Shenzhen and Canton Metro Projects

Lovat Sells Two New TBMs for Shenzhen and Canton Metro ProjectsLovat recently signed a contract to supply two new RME246SE earth pressure balance (EPB) tunnel boring machines to the China Railway ... More Information

Hallandsås Tunnel Halfway Completed

Hallandsås Tunnel Halfway CompletedA total of 8.6 kilometres, or 50%, of the Hallandsås tunnel has been completed. The tunnel boring machine dubbed Åsa, which has built slightly more than two ... More Information

Harbour Area Treatment Scheme

Drainage Services Department HARBOUR AREA TREATMENT SCHEME - STAGE 2ACONSTRUCTION OF SEWAGE TUNNELS CONTRACTOR FORUM The Government of the Hong Kong Special ... More Information

News Flash: Contractor Forum for Hong Kong

News Flash: Contractor Forum for Hong Kong The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is undertaking the implementation of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A which ... More Information

Think Deep in Amsterdam, First Important Event in 2008

Think Deep in Amsterdam, First Important Event in 2008Amsterdam will be the venue for the international congress on Underground space challenges in urban development on 28th and 29th January, 2008 ... More Information

Tenders Invited for Construction of Phase 1 of Thames Tideway Tunnel

Tenders Invited for Construction of Phase 1 of Thames Tideway TunnelThames Water has advertised the GBP300-375 million Phase 1 works on its GBP2.2 billion Thames Tideway tunnel project. Phase 1 ... More Information

Atlas Copco Gets SEK94 Million Order in Turkey

Atlas Copco Gets SEK94 Million Order in TurkeyAtlas Copco has received an order in Turkey to supply tunnelling equipment to the Cengiz-IC Ictas-Belen consortium, which is building a high speed ... More Information

Sandvik Bags Order for Hindhead Tunnel in the UK

Sandvik Bags Order for Hindhead Tunnel in the UKBalfour Beatty has appointed Sandvik Mining and Construction to supply the tunnelling jumbos for the 1.83 km Hindhead tunnel on the A3 in Surrey. The ... More Information

Caighei Tunnel Breaks Through on Genoa-Ventimiglia Rail Dualling

Caighei Tunnel Breaks Through on Genoa-Ventimiglia Rail DuallingWith a deep roar coming from inside the hill and a loud cracking of rock, the last diaphragm of rock obstructing the Caighei ... More Information

Maccaferri Acquires Elas Geotecnica

Maccaferri Acquires Elas GeotecnicaBologna-based Maccaferri, world leader in geotechnics and soil erosion control, announced the acquisition of Elas Geotecnica, based in Segrate near Milan. Thanks ... More Information

Boring the Diftah-Shis Tunnel through Hard Rock Mountains in UAE

Boring the Diftah-Shis Tunnel through Hard Rock Mountains in UAEAlthough just 11.5 km long, the proposed Diftah-Shis road and tunnel project, partially located in both Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and ... More Information

Colle Urania Tunnel Breaks Through in Italy

Colle Urania Tunnel Breaks Through in ItalyOn 22nd November, 2007 the Colle Urania water tunnel broke through, as part of the enhancement of the Ruzzo del Gran Sasso aqueduct, on Teramo side ... More Information

Celebrating Saint Barbara at Tunnel Job Sites

Celebrating Saint Barbara at Tunnel Job SitesAccording to legend, Saint Barbara's father Dioscorus closed her up inside a high tower with only two windows, because she didn't want to marry the man ... More Information

Construction of DML Line Officially Starts in Zurich

Construction of DML Line Officially Starts in ZurichAfter nine years of planning, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) president Andreas Meyer and Zurich regional president Rita Fuhrer officially ... More Information

Second Perthus Breakthrough

Second Perthus BreakthroughTunnelling at the trans-Pyrenean Perthus tunnel on the Barcelona-Perpignan high speed link ended on 23rd November, 2007 close to Le Boulou in France, when TBM ... More Information

STUVA Prize 2007 Awarded to Betuwe Line

STUVA Prize 2007 Awarded to Betuwe LineThe yardstick for awarding this year's STUVA Prize '07 was once again set very high. The Dutch Betuwe line project was able to finish ahead of the field in ... More Information

Fire Suppression in Tunnels

Fire Suppression in TunnelsThe international tunnel safety conference organized by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) with ITA's Committee on Operational Safety of Underground ... More Information

EU Grants Co-Financing to Priority Projects

EU Grants Co-Financing to Priority ProjectsThe European Commission has disclosed its proposals for funding the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) projects for the period 2007-2013. In its ... More Information

World Record for Hard Rock Shield TBM Advance at La Cabrera Tunnel

World Record for Hard Rock Shield TBM Advance at La Cabrera TunnelConstruction of the La Cabrera tunnel on the Siete Aguas-Buñol section of the high speed line Madrid-Castilla La ... More Information

Barrie Willis appointed Manager of IPS Tunnelling Department

Barrie Willis appointed Manager of IPS Tunnelling DepartmentInterocean Personnel Services (IPS) has appointed Barrie Willis to manage its tunnelling department, strengthening its international ... More Information

Germany Signs Financing Agreement to Build Maglev Line in Munich

Germany Signs Financing Agreement to Build Maglev Line in MunichBavaria, Germany's richest state, agreed on 25th September, 2007 to build the country's and Europe's first commercial high speed ... More Information

High Speed Rail Service Begins Operating from St Pancras in London

High Speed Rail Service Begins Operating from St Pancras in LondonFaster, more frequent, and more punctual high speed Eurostar trains between London and Brussels and Paris began operating on ... More Information

Talave-Cenajo Water Tunnel Breaks Through in Spain

Talave-Cenajo Water Tunnel Breaks Through in SpainConstruction of the tunnel that links the Talave and Cenajo reservoirs in Castilla La Mancha to improve the quality of water supplied to 2.5 million ... More Information

Great challenge for a Tunnel Fire Protected with Fire Barrier 135

Great challenge for a Tunnel Fire Protected with Fire Barrier 135In two weeks time, a fire resistance system has been installed over a frost-free drainage complex in the entrance of Maurice Lemaire ... 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