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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

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

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

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