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Consultants Invited to Bid for Planning of Stuttgart 21 Project in Germany

Consultants Invited to Bid for Planning of Stuttgart 21 Project in GermanyStuttgart 21, the largest railway construction project in southwest Germany in many years, is going ahead. The first tenders ... More Information

Bekaert Obtains CE Marking for Dramix® Steel Fibres

Bekaert Obtains CE Marking for Dramix® Steel FibresBekaert conforms to European Standard and product requirements. To guarantee the quality and the strength of steel fibre-reinforced concrete in ... More Information

HI-FOG® Water Mist Fire Protection System for Tunnels

HI-FOG® Water Mist Fire Protection System for TunnelsMarioff's HI-FOG® water mist fire protection system has been fire-tested extensively for use in road tunnels, most recently in Norway ... More Information

Doubling the Pfänder Tunnel on the Trans-European Road Network

Doubling the Pfänder Tunnel on the Trans-European Road NetworkThe Pfänder tunnel is part of the main highway route A14 north of Bregenz in Vorarlberg in direction to Germany. Situated on the ... More Information

Breakthrough of Katzenberg Tunnel on Main North-South European Line

Breakthrough of Katzenberg Tunnel on Main North-South European LineEngineers celebrated the breakthrough on 30th October, 2007 of the twin Katzenberg rail tunnel on the Basel-Karlsruhe line ... More Information

Amsteg-Sedrun Section of Gotthard Base Tunnel Completed Nine Months Early

Amsteg-Sedrun Section of Gotthard Base Tunnel Completed Nine Months EarlyThe 17 km west section of the Gotthard base tunnel between Amsteg and Sedrun holed through on 17th October, 2007, with ... More Information

Reference Book about Underground Mining Methods in a New Edition

Reference Book about Underground Mining Methods in a New Edition Atlas Copco has for many decades had the ambition to provide the underground mining industry with interesting and educational ... More Information

Construction of Access Adits Underway on Lyon-Turin High Speed Line

Construction of Access Adits Underway on Lyon-Turin High Speed Line First envisaged in 1990 as a mere extension of the high speed passenger network between France and Italy, the ... More Information

Normet Goes Global

Normet Goes GlobalNormet, the Finnish manufacturer of mining equipment, is reorganizing its structure in order tobecome a truly global player in the underground market. The establishment of a new ... More Information

STUVA Conference 2007 in Cologne

STUVA Conference 2007 in CologneThe economic boom in Germany and Europe also is having a positive impact on tunnel construction. According to statistics gathered in the last few years, the ... More Information

British PM Gordon Brown Gives Go-Ahead to Crossrail

British PM Gordon Brown Gives Go-Ahead to CrossrailA project to build a GBP16 billion railway across central London was finally approved on 5th October, 2007 by British Prime minister Gordon ... More Information

Robbins Hybrid EPB TBM for Kavacik-Beykoz Wastewater Tunnels in Istanbul

Robbins Hybrid EPB TBM for Kavacik-Beykoz Wastewater Tunnels in IstanbulA 3.1 m-diameter Robbins hybrid EPB TBM in Istanbul can bore in two very different situations. The versatile machine can ... More Information

First Breakthrough on Perthus High Speed Rail Tunnel

First Breakthrough on Perthus High Speed Rail TunnelThe first, west Perthus tunnel, a major engineering project on the 44.4 km Perpignan-Figueras high speed link between France and Spain, has been ... More Information

Peter Stauffer - the face of CAT for the tunnelling industry

Peter Stauffer - the face of CAT for the tunnelling industryIn a relatively short time we at tunnelbuilder ltd came to know Peter as a great friend as well as a valued colleague. He first came ... More Information

Construction of Diabolo Project in Belgium to Start Soon

Construction of Diabolo Project in Belgium to Start SoonDiabolo, the northern connection with the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp route, is a next step in improving Brussels airport's accessibility by ... More Information

Monte d'Oro Tunnel Breaks Through on Road Link Between Italy and Slovenia

Monte d'Oro Tunnel Breaks Through on Road Link Between Italy and SloveniaConstruction of the motorway link between Lacotisce, in Trieste province, and the Rabuiese Pass between Italia and Slovenia ... More Information

New Low Profile Team from Atlas Copco

New Low Profile Team from Atlas CopcoThe Scooptram ST1030LP and the Minetruck MT436LP are two new vehicles designed to optimize the economic, mechanized extraction of ore in low seam ... More Information

Spain Invites Tunnelbuilder Readers to International Congress and Exhibition

Spain Invites Tunnelbuilder Readers to International Congress and ExhibitionThe Spanish Tunnelling Association (AETOS) organises an international tunnelling congress and technical exhibition in ... More Information

Herrenknecht Expands with New Plant in India and More Trainees

Herrenknecht Expands with New Plant in India and More TraineesHerrenknecht is the technology and market leader in mechanized tunnelling and the only company on the market that supplies ... More Information

Tunnelling Begins at Devil's Slide in California

Tunnelling Begins at Devil's Slide in CaliforniaDevil's Slide, a winding and precarious stretch of California's Highway 1 which soars above the Pacific Ocean, was carved into the mountain. ... More Information

Track Dualling on Milan-Lecco Rail Line

Track Dualling on Milan-Lecco Rail LineThe dualling of the Carnate Usmate-Airuno section on the Milan-Lecco rail line will improve the suburban train service provided by Line S8 from Milan via ... More Information

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Line 9 of Beijing Metro

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Line 9 of Beijing MetroLovat recently signed a contract to supply a new RME246SE earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine to the Beijing Urban Construction Group ... More Information

Long Pipejack in New Zealand

Long Pipejack in New ZealandA 55-tonne Herrenknecht AVND 1800 microtunnelling machine, painted in Canterbury colours and nicknamed 'Dora the Bora', completed the first underground stretch of ... More Information

Colombia Releases Pre-bidding Rules for South America's Longest Road Tunnel

Colombia Releases Pre-bidding Rules for South America's Longest Road TunnelColombia's national road and highway institute, Invias, published the pre-bidding rules for the studies, design, social and ... More Information

Second Stage of Big Walnut Interceptor Tunnel Breaks Through in Ohio

Second Stage of Big Walnut Interceptor Tunnel Breaks Through in OhioThe Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker Interceptor (BWARI) project is part of an overall programme for the City of Columbus, ... More Information

Conference on Design and Construction of Tunnels and Shafts for the DLR Woolwich Extension

Conference on Design and Construction of Tunnels and Shafts for the DLR Woolwich ExtensionThe Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Woolwich Arsenal extension is an integral part of Transport for London's ... More Information

New Life for Karahnjukar TBM at Ceneri Base Tunnel

New Life for Karahnjukar TBM at Ceneri Base TunnelTBM #1 that achieved successfully its task on the main headrace tunnel of the Kárahnjúkar hydropower project in Iceland will be the first Robbins ... More Information

First Concrete Element to be Placed on World's First Offshore Immersed Tunnel in Korea

First Concrete Element to be Placed on World's First Offshore Immersed Tunnel in KoreaIn 2005, construction commenced on two cable-stayed bridges, with main spans of 475 m and 230 m, and a 3.2 ... More Information

Construction of Deep Flood Relief Tunnel Under Way in Mexico

Construction of Deep Flood Relief Tunnel Under Way in MexicoThroughout the years, the regional landslides that affected the banks of the Río de la Compañía in Mexico Valley reached annually ... More Information

Malaysia Invites Contractors to Prequalify for Pahang-Selangor Water Transfer Scheme

Malaysia Invites Contractors to Prequalify for Pahang-Selangor Water Transfer SchemeContractors have until 19th September, 2007 to prequalify for the construction of the first package, which is also ... More Information

Ministry of Infrastructure and City of Milan Sign Agreement for Metro Lines in Milan

Ministry of Infrastructure and City of Milan Sign Agreement for Metro Lines in MilanDuring a meeting on 31st July, 2007 between minister for infrastructure Antonio Di Pietro, mayor of Milan ... More Information

TBM Finish on A86 Tunnel in Paris

TBM Finish on A86 Tunnel in ParisTunnelling on the second, 5.5 km section of the A86 double-deck tunnel linking Pont Colbert in Jouy-en-Josas, south of Versailles, and the A13 motorway in Vaucresson ... More Information

Recent Infrastructure Projects Motivate Hunter Personnel (UK) to Look to Spain for Engineering Expertise

Recent Infrastructure Projects Motivate Hunter Personnel (UK) to Look to Spain for Engineering ExpertiseAs we all know over recent years Spain has been alive with infrastructure projects ranging ... More Information

Sika and Putzmeister Apply Efficient Shotcrete and Concrete at Schmuecke Tunnel

Sika and Putzmeister Apply Efficient Shotcrete and Concrete at Schmuecke TunnelThe two 1,720 m and 1,729 m-long tunnels are part of the new construction section of the A 71 motorway between ... More Information

Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Inaugurated in Hong Kong

Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Inaugurated in Hong KongThe Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) on 15th August, 2007 celebrated the commencement of service of Lok Ma Chau spur line of the East ... More Information

Mega Tunnel Projects: Myth or Reality?

Mega Tunnel Projects: Myth or Reality?At first view, mega tunnel projects seem science fiction, a theatre of dreams, with little connection to reality. And yet some of them are already in operation ... 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