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

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

Kops II Hydro Nears Completion in Austria

Kops II Hydro Nears Completion in AustriaIn west Austria, construction of the new 450 MW Kops II pumped storage power plant by Vorarlberger Illwerke, the project owner, is nearing completion ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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