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World’s Deepest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Norway

World’s Deepest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Norway951 days after the first blast, the 7,765 m-long Eiksund subsea tunnel - the world’s deepest road tunnel in Møre and Romsdal county - ... More Information

Pilot Tunnel is More than 50% Completed at La Linea in Colombia

Pilot Tunnel is More than 50% Completed at La Linea in ColombiaThe La Linea tunnel project, or Segundo Centenario tunnel, crosses the central mountain range and forms part of the ... More Information

Twin Robbins TBMs Tackle Dahuofang Water Transfer Tunnels

Twin Robbins TBMs Tackle Dahuofang Water Transfer TunnelsConstruction of the 85.3 km-long Dahuofang water transfer tunnel is expected to be completed at the end of 2008. The central area of ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts at Leipzig City Tunnel

Tunnelling Starts at Leipzig City TunnelA 65 m-long 1,100-tonne shield TBM dubbed 'Leonie' and supplied by Herrenknecht was officially launched on 11th January, 2007 during an official ... More Information

World's Second Longest Road Tunnel Opens in China

World's Second Longest Road Tunnel Opens in China The Zhongnanshan (Zhongnan mountain) tunnel, which passes through the Qinling mountains in northwest China's Shaanxi province, opened ... More Information

International Symposium on Brenner Base Tunnel

International Symposium on Brenner Base TunnelThe faculty of civil engineering and faculty of geo- and atmospheric sciences of the University of Innsbruck organizes an international symposium on the ... More Information

156 Kilometres of Tunnels Planned in Istanbul

156 Kilometres of Tunnels Planned in IstanbulThe Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality targets 156 kilometres of new highway tunnels to improve the urban traffic in the city. The municipality ... More Information

Robbins Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Shanghai

Robbins Opens New Manufacturing Facility in ShanghaiRobbins recently opened a new manufacturing facility next to its offices in Shanghai, China in late 2006. The new workshop was built ... More Information

Turkey Opens Bolu Tunnel

Turkey Opens Bolu TunnelRecep Tayyip Erdogan and Romano Prodi, the prime ministers of Turkey and Italy, on 23rd January inaugurated the right carriageway (Istanbul-Ankara direction) on the ... More Information

Naples Metro Inaugurates First Section of Line 6

Naples Metro Inaugurates First Section of Line 6On 11th January, 2007 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi inaugurated in Naples the first section, running from Mergellina to Mostra ... More Information

Mitsubishi TBM Breaks Through Parbati Stage II Hydropower Shaft

Mitsubishi TBM Breaks Through Parbati Stage II Hydropower ShaftA Mitsubishi-Boretec-NFM refurbished TBM has achieved the breakthrough of the second inclined pressure shaft of the Parbati stage ... More Information

Last TBM Breakthrough at Kárahnjúkar

Last TBM Breakthrough at KárahnjúkarThe third and last Robbins TBM at the main Kárahnjúkar headrace tunnel broke through its 11.5 km section on 5th December, 2006. The breakthrough marks ... More Information

Croatia Finalizes Construction of Zagreb-Macelj Motorway

Croatia Finalizes Construction of Zagreb-Macelj MotorwayThe Zagreb-Macelj motorway forms part of the European and Croatian road network between Zagreb and the Slovenian border in Macelj, ... More Information

Construction Starts on Marconi-Lingotto Section of Turin's Metro

Construction Starts on Marconi-Lingotto Section of Turin's MetroOn Monday 8th January, 2007 construction of section 2 Marconi-Lingotto on the Porta Nuova-Lingotto section of Turin's ... More Information

Construction of Jucar-Vinalopo Water Transfer Scheme to Start Soon

Construction of Jucar-Vinalopo Water Transfer Scheme to Start Soon The Spanish government repealed four sections of the Jucar-Vinalopo water transfer scheme a year and a half ago after ... More Information

DSI Acquires Alwag and ACI

DSI Acquires Alwag and ACIDSI (DYWIDAG Systems International) consolidates its existing tunnelling activities with the newly acquired companies Alwag Tunnelausbau Ges.m.b.H. (Alwag) of Austria and ... More Information

Arlaban Tunnel Breakthrough Unites Basque Provinces in Spain

Arlaban Tunnel Breakthrough Unites Basque Provinces in SpainBoring of the 3,377 m-long Arlaban tunnel (now named Isuzkitza) was completed on 28th December, 2006 thus uniting 1,300 metres that ... More Information

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in Slovenia

Sentvid Tunnel Nears Completion in SloveniaThe Sentvid tunnel, which is currently under construction in Ljubljana, Slovenia is a section of the future highway between the Karavanke tunnel ... More Information

Construction in Full Swing at Malmö City Tunnel

Construction in Full Swing at Malmö City TunnelThe Öresund connection between Sweden and Denmark, a combination comprising both bridge and tunnel structures, was officially opened in July ... More Information

Longest Tunnel Breaks Through on Sweden's Bothnia Line

Longest Tunnel Breaks Through on Sweden's Bothnia LineThe 5.6 km Namntall tunnel, one of 16 such constructions on the Bothnia line and Sweden's longest railway tunnel, broke through on 30th ... More Information

Tunnelling Ends on the M-30 South Bypass in Madrid

Tunnelling Ends on the M-30 South Bypass in Madrid'Tizona', the world's biggest TBM with its twin 'Dulcinea', finished its job on 30th October, 2006 in the eastbound, south tunnel on the south ... More Information

Moutier Tunnel Breaks Through during Saint Barbara Day

Moutier Tunnel Breaks Through during Saint Barbara DayThe Moutier tunnel holed through on Monday 4th December, 2006 after a mass celebrated in honor of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of ... More Information

Steady Progress at Hallandsås

Steady Progress at HallandsåsAt the southern tunnel portal in Förslöv, commissioning of the 250 m-long TBM and its ancillary installations has been in progress since autumn 2005. ... More Information

2012 Olympic Games Powerline Tunnel Breaks Through in London

2012 Olympic Games Powerline Tunnel Breaks Through in LondonTunnelling work took a significant step forward with a scheduled breakthrough in one of the two tunnels being built to underground ... More Information

Lovat Readies TBM for Bosphorus Railway Tube Crossing in Istanbul

Lovat Readies TBM for Bosphorus Railway Tube Crossing in IstanbulThe Marmaray project in Istanbul will provide a fully upgraded commuter rail line, connecting Halkali on the European side with ... More Information

Second Tunnel Breakthrough at Castellanza

Second Tunnel Breakthrough at CastellanzaOn 18th November, 2006 the second tunnel for the project to sink underground the railway operated by Ferrovie Nord Milano through Castellanza, on the ... More Information

First TBM Breaks Through Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in Los Angeles

First TBM Breaks Through Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in Los AngelesA Herrenknecht machine dubbed 'Lola' has completed a 2.75 km tunnel for the USD898 million eastside extension of the ... More Information

BWARI Tunnel Breaks Through

BWARI Tunnel Breaks ThroughOn 25th October, 2006 the Jay Dee-Michels Pipeline Construction-Traylor joint venture broke through on the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker Interceptor (BWARI) ... More Information

Second South Gotthard TBM Arrives in Faido

Second South Gotthard TBM Arrives in Faido Three years and eight months after starting out from Bodio in February 2003 and driving some 13.5 km of the west Gotthard base tunnel, the ... More Information

Third WBI International Short Course on Rock Mechanics, Stability and Design of Tunnels and Slopes

Third WBI International Short Course on Rock Mechanics, Stability and Design of Tunnels and SlopesAfter two successful events in the past two years, WBI International organizes on 23rd and 24th ... More Information

GBP371 Million Hindhead Tunnel Gets Green Light… at Last

GBP371 Million Hindhead Tunnel Gets Green Light… at LastThe long-running A3 tunnel saga may finally be drawing to a close after the Highways Agency revealed work could start next year and be ... More Information

Orica Buys Minova

Orica Buys MinovaExplosives, paint and chemicals firm Orica from Australia said it had signed an agreement to acquire UK-based chemical products maker Minova for a purchase price of AUD857 million ... More Information

Robbins TBM Will Challenge New Heights in the Andes

Robbins TBM Will Challenge New Heights in the AndesAssembly of a Robbins 5 m-diameter main beam TBM was completed in September 2006 for the Olmos trans-Andean project in Peru. Odebrecht ... More Information

Atlas Copco Launches an Improved 10t Underground Loader - the Scooptram® ST1030

Atlas Copco Launches an Improved 10t Underground Loader - the Scooptram® ST1030An improved electrical system, an EPA Tier 3 diesel engine and a new instrument panel represent the major ... More Information

Mont Sion Tunnel to Start Imminently in French Alps

Mont Sion Tunnel to Start Imminently in French AlpsThe A41 north stretch is the missing link on the A41 between Villy-le-Pelloux / Saint-Martin-Bellevue and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in the ... More Information

Conference and Training Course on Safety in Tunnels

Conference and Training Course on Safety in TunnelsItaly today holds the world's main records regarding underground structures. Recently, risks have been increasing due to ageing tunnels while road ... 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