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China International Symposium and Exhibition on High Speed Railway Tunnels

China International Symposium and Exhibition on High Speed Railway TunnelsAccording to statistics, 7,504 railway tunnels - with a total length of 4,305 km - were already in operation in China ... More Information

Madrid Completes All New Tunnels for its Metro Expansion

Madrid Completes All New Tunnels for its Metro ExpansionAll tunnelling required as part of the 2003-2007 expansion plan of the Madrid metro ended on 27th September, 2006 on Line 7 to east of ... More Information

Long Rock Bores Are a Good Match for Robbins MSBU

Long Rock Bores Are a Good Match for Robbins MSBURobbins announces its newest trenchless product, the Motorized Small Boring Unit (MSBU). The Robbins MSBU is a technically advanced type of ... More Information

Tunnels for Safer Roads in Mountainous South Tyrol

Tunnels for Safer Roads in Mountainous South TyrolThe Bolzano province in South Tyrol, Northern Italy has adopted an active policy to guarantee a safer road access to famous valleys like Val ... More Information

Upgrading the Orte-Falconara Rail Line

Upgrading the Orte-Falconara Rail LineThe Orte-Falconara line is one of the few transversal lines on the Italian rail network. It actually crosses the central Apennines from the Marche region ... More Information

Iceland TBMs Make a Strong Finish and Tie a World Record

Iceland TBMs Make a Strong Finish and Tie a World RecordThe Kárahnjúkar hydroelectric project includes approx. 72 km of tunnels that will transfer water to a powerhouse in the Fljótsdalur ... More Information

First Breakthrough on Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare Section on Genoa-Ventimiglia Line Dualling

First Breakthrough on Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare Section on Genoa-Ventimiglia Line DuallingOn 24th September, 2006 in San Bartolomeo al mare, next to Cervo torrent valley, tunnelling ended at ... More Information

4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in Singapore

4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium in SingaporeThe 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium is organised by the Singapore National Group of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and the ... More Information

TIMBY, New Construction Process for Immersed Tunnels

TIMBY, New Construction Process for Immersed TunnelsTIMBY, which stands for Tunnel IMmersed BY Bouygues, is a new process for construction of immersed tunnels. It is based on a machine ... More Information

Tunnelling Well Advanced on Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Potable Water Scheme

Tunnelling Well Advanced on Tizi Ouzou-Algiers Potable Water SchemeTizi Ouzou is situated at a pass that culminates at 270 metres ("tizi" means pass and "ouzou" means broom in Kabylian) but it is ... More Information

Herrenknecht TBM Completes Metronorte Line in Madrid

Herrenknecht TBM Completes Metronorte Line in MadridA TBM dubbed 'Chotis' finished the Metronorte tunnel as it holed through into Marques de la Valdavia station in Alcobendas at 12:18 p.m. on 18th ... More Information

First Sections Get Under Way on Ionian Coast Road SS 106

First Sections Get Under Way on Ionian Coast Road SS 106 The SS 106 Ionian road is approximately 490 km long, of which 415 km in Calabria (85%), 37 km in Basilicata and 38 km in Puglia. It ... More Information

Zillastro Tunnel on Ionian Tyrrhenian Cross-Country Road Also Called Bagnara-Bovalino

Zillastro Tunnel on Ionian Tyrrhenian Cross-Country Road Also Called Bagnara-BovalinoThe Zillastro tunnel is the major structure on the Ionian Tyrrhenian cross-country road, called Bagnara-Bovalino, ... More Information

Robbins TBM Digs Sewer Outfall in Northwest Spain

Robbins TBM Digs Sewer Outfall in Northwest SpainThe project to clean up the Ferrol estuary represents an investment of EUR112 million, financed by the North of Spain water agency (85%) and ... More Information

IPS Tunnel Division Wins Malmö City Tunnel Contract to Supply Personnel

IPS Tunnel Division Wins Malmö City Tunnel Contract to Supply PersonnelIPS is proud to announce that they have been awarded a contract to supply TBM specialists to the Malmö City tunnel joint ... More Information

First Breakthough at Gotthard Base Tunnel

First Breakthrough at Gotthard Base TunnelConstruction workers made the first breakthrough at the Gotthard base tunnel on 6th September, 2006 in what will be the world's longest rail tunnel, ... More Information

Austin Builds Three Water Tunnels and Has Four More in Project

Austin Builds Three Water Tunnels and Has Four More in ProjectThere are three in-use wastewater tunnels in Austin: Crosstown (1973), Onion (1978) and Govalle (1988). Crosstown delivers ... More Information

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Croydon Cable Tunnel in the UK

Lovat Receives Order for TBM for Croydon Cable Tunnel in the UKMorgan Est has contracted with Lovat for the purposes of design and manufacture of a 3.6 m-diameter EPB TBM for the Croydon cable ... More Information

Marti Technik to Supply Conveyor Belt for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong Kong

Marti Technik to Supply Conveyor Belt for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong KongSwitzerland's Marti Technik has been contracted by Dragages Hong Kong to supply a conveyor belt for the Castle ... More Information

SELI TBM Breaks Through Dai Ninh Headrace Tunnel in Vietnam

SELI TBM Breaks Through Dai Ninh Headrace Tunnel in VietnamAfter 20 months of work on the headrace tunnel of the Dai Ninh hydropower project, Cavico Corporation announced that the tunnel has ... More Information

NFM Technologies Pockets Major Contract for Six TBMs in China

NFM Technologies Pockets Major Contract for Six TBMs in ChinaNFM Technologies, affiliated to Wirth, has won an order for the supply of six slurry Benton'air® type TBMs to China. The contract is ... More Information

BASF Acquires Degussa Construction Chemicals to Create New Innovative Potentials

BASF Acquires Degussa Construction Chemicals to Create New Innovative PotentialsBASF acquired the global construction chemicals business of Degussa, with effect from 30th June, 2006 and ... More Information

Launch Ceremony of World's Largest Hard Rock TBM at Niagara Falls in Ontario

Launch Ceremony of World's Largest Hard Rock TBM at Niagara Falls in OntarioA ceremony was held on 8th August, 2006 to celebrate the official start up of the largest hard rock TBM in existence ... More Information

NYC Completes Excavation of Third Water Tunnel

NYC Completes Excavation of Third Water TunnelMayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg turned off on 9th August, 2006 a tunnel boring machine and announced that the excavation of Stage 2, or ... More Information

Atlas Copco Secoroc Dresses in Yellow

Atlas Copco Secoroc Dresses in Yellow As of 15th August, 2006 all Atlas Copco Secoroc rock drilling tools delivered will be dressed in yellow. This is yet another step in strengthening ... More Information

Robbins TBM Starts Pinglu Tunnel in China

Robbins TBM Starts Pinglu Tunnel in ChinaA launch ceremony of a Robbins TBM was held on 12th July, 2006 in Souzhou in China's Shanxi province to celebrate the start of the 25.15 km-long Pinglu ... More Information

Herrenknecht to Supply TBM for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong Kong

Herrenknecht to Supply TBM for Castle Peak Cable Tunnel in Hong KongThe Castle Peak cable tunnel project was awarded by CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd to Dragages Hong Kong Ltd on 30th November, 2005. ... More Information

Fire Fighting Systems For Tunnel Boring Machines

Fire Fighting Systems For Tunnel Boring MachinesHall and Kay Fire Engineering Ltd have recently been awarded a major contract by Herrenknecht for fire fighting systems on a 180 m-long machine to be ... More Information

Tunnelling Ends on Metro Project in Lausanne

Tunnelling Ends on Metro Project in LausanneThe final milestone has been reached on the M2 metro line in Lausanne, Switzerland when two teams of tunnellers made the junction at a 136 m-long ... More Information

World's Biggest TBM Finishes Boring in Madrid

World's Biggest TBM Finishes Boring in Madrid 'Dulcinea', the world's biggest TBM featuring a 15.2 m diameter and a power of 22,000 kW, has completed its job in record time. Machine ... More Information

Boring Begins on the San Vicente Pipeline Project

Boring Begins on the San Vicente Pipeline ProjectA Robbins hard rock main beam TBM began boring a section of the San Vicente pipeline in San Diego, California on 21st June, 2006. The 3.5 ... More Information

Lake Hodges-Olivenhain Reservoir Water Tunnel Nears End

Lake Hodges-Olivenhain Reservoir Water Tunnel Nears EndA water tunnel to link Lake Hodges and Olivenhain Reservoir is built by Kiewit Pacific Co. for the San Diego County Water Authority ... More Information

Fifth and Last TBM Launch at Pajares

Fifth and Last TBM Launch at PajaresThe fifth of the five TBMs needed to dig the 2 x 24.7 km Pajares tunnel commenced on 10th July, 2006 from the Asturias side. That TBM has been produced at ... More Information

Second Islisberg Tunnel Breaks Through

Second Islisberg Tunnel Breaks ThroughA Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine (machine S-256) holed through on 12th July, 2006 the 4,645 m-long east tube of the Islisberg tunnel in Zurich, ... More Information

Tunnelling of Maurice Lemaire Safety Tunnel Ends

Tunnelling of Maurice Lemaire Safety Tunnel EndsMore than fifteen months have been necessary for a Herrenknecht gripper TBM, christened 'Cynthia' in December 2004, to complete a 6,226 m-long ... More Information

Line C Extension of Prague Metro Makes Headway

Line C Extension of Prague Metro Makes HeadwayThe extension of Line C in Prague from Ladvi to Letnany (4,602 m, whereof 2,360 m in mined tunnels, with stops in Strizkov, Prosek and Letnany) is built ... More Information

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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

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

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