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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

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

Tunnelling News

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

_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