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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

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

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