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Andorra Completes Service Tunnel at Dos Valires

Andorra Completes Service Tunnel at Dos ValiresThe 2,870 m-long Dos Valires service tunnel broke through in the Principality of Andorra. The first blast took place on 19th October, 2005 and ... More Information

TBM Breaks Through Beacon Hill in Seattle

TBM Breaks Through Beacon Hill in SeattleA Mitsubishi Heavy Industries tunnel boring machine broke through the east side of Beacon Hill in the Seattle's south end a little after 8:15 a.m on ... More Information

Godwin Pumps at RETC

Godwin Pumps at RETCThe Godwin Dri-Prime® - an automatic self-priming centrifugal pump set available in sizes from 2" to 18" (50 mm to 450 mm) - has been proven in tunnel and shaft ... More Information

Third China International Tunnel and Underground Space Exhibition and Conference

Third China International Tunnel and Underground Space Exhibition and ConferenceThe Third China International Tunnel and Underground Space Exhibition and Conference, or Tunnel China 2007 as it is ... More Information

Martin Knights Elected President of ITA

Martin Knights Elected President of ITAAs widely expected, Martin Knights was elected president of the ITA at the recent Prague conference. Martin has 35 years post graduate civil engineering ... More Information

Bauma 2007 Sheds Light on Atlas Copco's E-series Drill Rig and New Roofex Bolt

Bauma 2007 Sheds Light on Atlas Copco's E-series Drill Rig and New Roofex BoltTo further enhance the success of Rocket Boomer E-series - Atlas Copco's new series of face drilling rigs for ... More Information

Two CSM Bessac TBMs at Work in Algiers

Two CSM Bessac TBMs at Work in AlgiersIn November 2001, the poor districts of Bab El Oued, Frais Vallon and Beau Fraisier on the western side of Algiers were struck by devastating floods and ... More Information

Seen at Bauma 2007

Seen at Bauma 2007At Bauma 2007 held in Munich, Germany on 23rd-29th April, manufacturers of machinery for tunnels and mines have put a lot of effort into easy assembly. Assembly times have ... More Information

ITA Presidency Battle Hots Up

ITA Presidency Battle Hots UpBallots for the next three years presidency of ITA will be cast on 5th May, 2007 at the ITA Assembly in Prague. A leading contender is Martin Knights of Jacobs ... More Information

Robbins-MHI EPBMs To Excavate Delhi Metro Extension

Robbins-MHI EPBMs To Excavate Delhi Metro ExtensionRobbins will team up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to design and manufacture two 6.5 m-diameter earth pressure balance machines (EPBMs) on ... More Information

Bosphorus Tunnel Reaches Major Milestone

Bosphorus Tunnel Reaches Major MilestoneThe first immersed tube section of a new rail tunnel joining Europe and Asia was recently placed in a trench at the bottom of the Bosphorus Straits in ... More Information

Herrenknecht's Triple TBM Launch on Metro Lines in Athens, Sao Paulo and Budapest

Herrenknecht's Triple TBM Launch on Metro Lines in Athens, Sao Paulo and BudapestThree Herrenknecht TBMs have been put at work around the world in recent weeks to build three new metro lines ... More Information

Bauma Mining 2007, a Must-See Place for Tunnelling Professionals

Bauma Mining 2007, a Must-See Place for Tunnelling ProfessionalsThe 2007 edition of Bauma, the world fair for machinery for the building and construction, building materials and mining industries, ... More Information

Lovat’s Double Olympic Achievement in London and Vancouver

Lovat’s Double Olympic Achievement in London and VancouverTunnelling work on major infrastructure developments for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and the 2010 Winter Olympics in ... More Information

Water Arrives in Kunming

Water Arrives in KunmingAfter nearly five years struggling with extremely difficult geological conditions, the official inauguration ceremony of the Zhangjiuhe River Water Diversion and Water ... More Information

Lovat to Supply TBM for Hobson Bay Sewer in Auckland

Lovat to Supply TBM for Hobson Bay Sewer in AucklandLovat and contractors McConnell Dowell and Fletcher Construction have recently signed a contract for the supply of a new Lovat RME170SE Series ... More Information

Challenging Casing System and Blast Monitoring at the Saas Tunnel in Switzerland

Challenging Casing System and Blast Monitoring at the Saas Tunnel in SwitzerlandThe valley of Klosters and Davos, worldwide known from the annual World Economic Forum, provides a crucial ... More Information

Robbins TBM Breaks Through Outfall in Ferrol, Spain

Robbins TBM Breaks Through Outfall in Ferrol, Spain The Ministry of Development ended on 1st April, 2007 tunnelling of the land outfall in the estuary of Ferrol in Galicia, northwest ... More Information

Two Herrenknecht EPB TBMs To Bore Line C of the Rome Metro

Two Herrenknecht EPB TBMs To Bore Line C of the Rome MetroMetro C SpA, formed by Astaldi, Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni (CCC) and Vianini Lavori, ... More Information

Brazil Invites Tenders for Sao Francisco River Basin Diversion Project

Brazil Invites Tenders for Sao Francisco River Basin Diversion ProjectAfter years of negotiation and debate, Brazil invites tenders for construction and on-site supervision of the BRL4.5 billion Sao ... More Information

Dante-Garibaldi Section of Line 1 in Naples to Be Ready in 2010-2011

Dante-Garibaldi Section of Line 1 in Naples to Be Ready in 2010-2011Extension of Line 1 of the Naples subway consists mainly of rail tunnels between Piazza Dante station (not included) and the ... More Information

North Tunnel on M-30 South Bypass Opens in Madrid

North Tunnel on M-30 South Bypass Opens in MadridSince 23rd March, 2007 up to 80,000 vehicles use daily the north tunnel on the south bypass on the M-30 in Madrid, which opened to traffic at ... More Information

Flooding Begins on Subsea Palm Jumeirah Tunnel in Dubai

Flooding Begins on Subsea Palm Jumeirah Tunnel in DubaiWork on the Palm Jumeirah infrastructure continues apace, with one of its key transport links - the subsea tunnel - entering its final ... More Information

Pipejacking for Pantai Sewer Network in Kuala Lumpur

Pipejacking for Pantai Sewer Network in Kuala LumpurPhase 1, Package 1 of a major sewerage project is currently being undertaken by Shimizu-Road Builder-Hitachi Plant JV in Kuala Lumpur ... More Information

Sensors and Soil Treatment at the Pantai Trunk Sewer in Kuala Lumpur

Sensors and Soil Treatment at the Pantai Trunk Sewer in Kuala LumpurIn December 2003, the Sewerage Services Department under the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication awarded the ... More Information

China Tunnel Summit 2007

China Tunnel Summit 2007The China tunnel summit, to be held in Xi’an on 18th-19th April, will be the opportunity for participants to listen to showcases from the midwest China region; to get ... More Information

Sandvik at Bauma 2007

Sandvik at Bauma 2007Sandvik Mining and Construction will participate at Bauma, from 23rd to 29th April in Munich, Germany. On the outdoor site area F9 (Stand No. 905/2), Sandvik will introduce a ... More Information

San Eduardo Tunnel Under Construction in Ecuador

San Eduardo Tunnel Under Construction in EcuadorThe San Eduardo tunnel project is located in the northwest part of Guayaquil in Ecuador. The length of the twin bored tunnel is 2 x 1.29 km. The ... More Information

4th International Conference on Traffic and Safety in Road Tunnels

4th International Conference on Traffic and Safety in Road TunnelsA fair amount of attention is being paid to tunnel projects with regard to safety. However, despite the application of ... More Information

Robbins TBM Excavates Talave-Cenajo Aqueduct Tunnel in Spain

Robbins TBM Excavates Talave-Cenajo Aqueduct Tunnel in SpainThe objective of the Talave-Cenajo water transfer tunnel in Castilla La Mancha, southeast Spain is to ensure that people living in ... More Information

Lovat TBMs Finish Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Water Transfer Scheme

Lovat TBMs Finish Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Water Transfer SchemeCMC has announced the breakthroughs, ahead of schedule, of the Thenia and Narcira tunnels on the Tizi Ouzou-Algiers water transfer ... More Information

Atlas Copco Puts Productivity on Display at Bauma 2007

Atlas Copco Puts Productivity on Display at Bauma 2007 As in previous years, Atlas Copco's drill rigs will play a central role at the show. For underground drilling, Atlas Copco will ... More Information

Roadheaders Enter in Action on North-South Bypass Tunnel in Brisbane

Roadheaders Enter in Action on North-South Bypass Tunnel in BrisbaneTunnelling is starting at Kangaroo Point on Brisbane's North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) two months early after the delivery ... More Information

North Bore Breaks Through at Piedicastello Tunnel in Trento, North Italy

North Bore Breaks Through at Piedicastello Tunnel in Trento, North ItalyThe objetive of the environmental and urban redevelopment in the Piedicastello area, the re-routing of the Trento ring ... More Information

Madrid's M-30 Motorway on Discovery Channel

Madrid's M-30 Motorway on Discovery ChannelMadrid's inner ring road, the M-30, is the busiest road in Spain. It is famous for its traffic jams and pollution. The chronical traffic crisis had to be ... More Information

SMART Tunnel to Open for Traffic in March

SMART Tunnel to Open for Traffic in MarchKuala Lumpur city centre is flooded by water from the Klang River with increasing frequency when it rains heavily. Traffic grinds to a standstill and ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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