Tunnelbuilder Promoting the world's tunnelling industry to a huge qualified audience

View the Spanish Tunnelbuilder website View the Italian Tunnelbuilder website

Archive - News

Featured News

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

13th Australian Tunnelling Conference Underway in Melbourne

13th Australian Tunnelling Conference Underway in MelbourneThe elite of the world's tunnelling industry is meeting in Melbourne, Australia this week from 4th to 7th May to discuss engineering in a ... More Information

Contractor Prequalification for Hong Kong HATS Stage 2A Sewage Tunnels

Contractor Prequalification for Hong Kong HATS Stage 2A Sewage TunnelsThe Government of the Hong Kong SAR invites contractors to apply for prequalification of tenders. Click here for the official ... More Information

Construction of Second Tunnel Ends on Line 1 of Seville Metro

Construction of Second Tunnel Ends on Line 1 of Seville MetroThe construction of the twin bored tunnel on Line 1 of the Seville metro, which runs from Parque de los Príncipes to San Bernardo, ... More Information

TunnelTec Delivers First Rock Cutter Head to Canada

TunnelTec Delivers First Rock Cutter Head to CanadaOn March 28th, 2008, TunnelTec delivered after less than nine weeks its first rock cutter head to Dibco Underground Ltd further to an order ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

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