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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

First Tunnel Section on Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway to Open in October in Singapore

First Tunnel Section on Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway to Open in October in SingaporeFrom 26th October, 2007, motorists will be able to move between the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and the East ... More Information

Martin Knights - First 100 days as ITA President

Martin Knights - First 100 days as ITA PresidentJust three months since the ITA Congress in Prague, and Martin Knight's election to the presidency, and already two ad-hoc meetings with the ITA ... More Information

Innovative Chemistry in World's Longest Railway Tunnel

Innovative Chemistry in World's Longest Railway TunnelThe new edition of BASF's innovation podcast "Chemistry of Innovations" talks about the applications of construction chemicals in extreme ... More Information

UK Invites Consultants to Bid for Support to Planning, Design and Construction of Thames Tideway

UK Invites Consultants to Bid for Support to Planning, Design and Construction of Thames Tideway TunnelUnder pressure from the European Commission whose urban waste water directive requires that ... More Information

Lovat Receives Order for TBM in Spain

Lovat Receives Order for TBM in SpainLovat has signed a contract with a joint venture whose members are FCC, OHL and Copisa for the supply of a new Lovat RME270SE earth pressure balance tunnel ... More Information

Unique Application of Formwork for East Side CSO Tunnel Project in Portland

Unique Application of Formwork for East Side CSO Tunnel Project in PortlandIn Portland, Oregon, a major 20-year USD1.4 billion overhaul programme dedicated to cleaning up the city's Willamette River ... More Information

Italy and France Sign Joint Request for EU Funding for Lyon-Turin High Speed Link

Italy and France Sign Joint Request for EU Funding for Lyon-Turin High Speed LinkItaly and France have made on 16th July, 2007 a joint request for European financing for the Lyon-Turin high speed ... More Information

DLR Completes Tunnel Extension to Woolwich

DLR Completes Tunnel Extension to WoolwichThe tunnel extending the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) under the River Thames to Woolwich Arsenal in East London was completed on time on 23rd July, 2007 as ... More Information

Herrenknecht Appoints New North American Sales Manager

Herrenknecht Appoints New North American Sales ManagerHerrenknecht, the world renowned manufacturer of TBM, shield and mixshield tunnelling machines, microtunnelling systems, shaft sinking ... More Information

TBM Begins Boring Sierra de La Cabrera on Madrid-Valencia High Speed Line

TBM Begins Boring Sierra de La Cabrera on Madrid-Valencia High Speed LineTBM excavation of the longest tunnel has commenced on the future 914 km Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia ... More Information

Atlas Copco Introduces New COP 2238 Rock Drill

Atlas Copco Introduces New COP 2238 Rock DrillAtlas Copco is introducing COP 2238, a new 22 kW hydraulic rock drill for the hole range 51-76 mm. The rock drill is intended for drifting and ... More Information

Overcoming Fault Zones at Bodio on Gotthard Base Tunnel

Overcoming Fault Zones at Bodio on Gotthard Base TunnelLot 452/554 between Bodio and Faido, in the south section of the Gotthard base tunnel, is built by consortium TAT, whose partners are Implenia, ... More Information

Lochkov Tunnel under Construction on Prague South Ring Road

Lochkov Tunnel under Construction on Prague South Ring RoadLot 514 Slivenec-Lahovice of the Prague ring road project is currently under construction. This 6,013 m project, which is located in ... More Information

Austrian and Italian Governments Sign in Vienna Memorandum on Brenner Base Tunnel

Austrian and Italian Governments Sign in Vienna Memorandum on Brenner Base TunnelAustrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, Italy's minister for infrastructure Antonio Di Pietro and the Austrian ... More Information

French-Swiss Cooperation to Build, Operate and Maintain a Cross-border Sewage Tunnel

French-Swiss Cooperation to Build, Operate and Maintain a Cross-border Sewage TunnelThe Canton and Republic of Geneva, Switzerland and the Community of municipalities of the Gex territory (CCPG) in ... More Information

Second Driverless Metro Line Opens in Toulouse

Second Driverless Metro Line Opens in ToulouseToulouse's second fully automatic metro line was inaugurated on Saturday 30th June, 2007 by Jean-Louis Borloo, France's minister for ecology, ... More Information

Record-breaking Robbins TBM Demolishes Rock at Kárahnjúkar

Record-breaking Robbins TBM Demolishes Rock at KárahnjúkarOn 25th June, 2007, a Robbins 7.23 m main beam TBM set its second world record in the 7 to 8 m size range while boring at ... More Information

Vedeggio-Cassarate Tunnel under Construction in Lugano, Switzerland

Vedeggio-Cassarate Tunnel under Construction in Lugano, SwitzerlandThe Vedeggio-Cassarate tunnel in Lugano, Switzerland is the first piece within Lugano’s transport plan. This big scheme ... More Information

Last Breakthrough at Grouft Tunnel in Luxembourg

Last Breakthrough at Grouft Tunnel in LuxembourgThe entrance of the Grouft rescue tunnel was holed through on 18th June, 2007 near the Lorentzweiler-Blaschette road, thus marking the last ... More Information

Work Finishes on Olympic Power Tunnel in London

Work Finishes on Olympic Power Tunnel in LondonConstruction of two tunnels to take power into the Olympic Park has been completed. Four Lovat TBMs dug the two 6 km-long bores, and despite a delay to ... More Information

Betuwe Line Starts Operating between the Netherlands and Germany

Betuwe Line Starts Operating between the Netherlands and GermanyQueen Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the Betuwe line on 16th June, 2007 at Barendrecht station where, besides the Betuwe line, four ... More Information

Preparatory Works at Allegheny River Tunnel in Pittsburgh Awaiting TBM Arrival in August

Preparatory Works at Allegheny River Tunnel in Pittsburgh Awaiting TBM Arrival in AugustThe work to prepare for Pittsburgh's first underwater tunnels is marching forward on schedule. Excavators, ... More Information

First Section of Pajares Tunnel is Completed

First Section of Pajares Tunnel is CompletedOf the five machines used to bore the Pajares high speed rail tunnels in Spain, the NFM Technologies 9.88 m-diameter hard rock tunnel boring machine ... More Information

First, West Mont Sion Tunnel Breaks Through in France

First, West Mont Sion Tunnel Breaks Through in FranceAfter eight months of tunnelling under the Mont Sion, Herrenknecht’s TBM dubbed ‘Adelaide’ has emerged to light on 12th June, 2007 at ... More Information

Loetschberg Base Tunnel Officially Opens

Loetschberg Base Tunnel Officially OpensThe Loetschberg rail tunnel has been officially opened by Swiss transport minister Moritz Leuenberger on 15th June, 2007. Leuenberger and other ... More Information

First LIRR's East Side Access TBM Arrived in NYC

First LIRR's East Side Access TBM Arrived in NYCLong Island Rail Road's East Side access project includes two new tunnels under Manhattan and Queens to connect with the existing 63rd Street tunnel ... More Information

Capilano-Seymour Water Project in Progress in Vancouver

Capilano-Seymour Water Project in Progress in VancouverWater from the Capilano reservoir will be pumped through a 3.8 m-diameter tunnel to the filtration plant in the Lower Seymour Conservation ... More Information

World's Biggest TBMs at Work at Yangtze Tunnel in China

World's Biggest TBMs at Work at Yangtze Tunnel in ChinaThe People's Republic of China is one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. With its unprecedented growth, the country ... More Information

China's SHMG Takes Control of NFM Technologies amid Booming Domestic Market

China's SHMG Takes Control of NFM Technologies amid Booming Domestic MarketThe Lyon Commercial Court agreed upon the safeguard plan of NFM Technologies on 24th May, 2007. This plan will be approved ... More Information

Grands Goulets Tunnel Breaks Through in Gorges of Vercors

Grands Goulets Tunnel Breaks Through in Gorges of VercorsThe breakthrough of the Grands Goulets tunnel on 27th April, 2007 is a historical milestone for the economic development and the ... More Information

San Cristobal Tunnel Breakthrough in Santiago de Chile

San Cristobal Tunnel Breakthrough in Santiago de ChileThe San Cristobal tunnel will connect Huechuraba and Recoleta, two municipalities north of Santiago de Chile, with Providencia and Las ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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