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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information