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Work Progress on the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1 between Bologna and Florence

Work Progress on the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1 between Bologna and FlorenceAs part of the upgrading of highway A1 Milan-Naples on its Apennine section between Sasso Marconi (Emilia ... More Information

Groundwater Management at the Variante di Valico

Groundwater Management at the Variante di ValicoDuring tunnelling, the groundwater seeping from the tunnel face must be treated before being discharged in superficial waters or sewers because, ... More Information

Upgrading of Section Florence North-Florence South of the A1 Highway

Upgrading of Section Florence North-Florence South of the A1 HighwaySouth of the Variante di Valico, the highway section running from Barberino di Mugello to North Florence and Incisa, south of ... More Information

Atlas Copco's Intermat 2006 Preview

Atlas Copco's Intermat 2006 PreviewIntermat 2006, to be held at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre on 24th-29th April, is this year's big construction event. Intermat 2006 is proud to ... More Information

First Section Breaks Through on Line 3 of the Madrid Metro Extended from Legazpi to Villaverde

First Section Breaks Through on Line 3 of the Madrid Metro Extended from Legazpi to Villaverde'Guster' has concluded its mission to extend Line 3 of the Madrid metro from Legazpi to San Cristobal de ... More Information

Rome to Present Project Finance of Metro Line D

Rome to Present Project Finance of Metro Line D On 13th April, 2006 at 11:00 am, the project finance of Line D will be presented in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Room Petrassi in Avenue ... More Information

400 years of experience at tunneljournalists.com

400 years of experience at tunneljournalists.comThis week sees the relaunch of one of tunnelbuilder's most popular websites, tunneljournalists.comThe most important part of any company's marketing ... More Information

Madrid: Biggest Tunnelling Worksite in the World

Madrid: Biggest Tunnelling Worksite in the WorldMadrid's regional autonomous government, through its transport infrastructure department MINTRA, is implementing during the 2003-2007 term the ... More Information

Tunnelling to Begin on DLR Extension to Woolwich Arsenal in London

Tunnelling to Begin on DLR Extension to Woolwich Arsenal in London The Docklands Light Railway's extension to Woolwich Arsenal will run from the existing King George V station, going ... More Information

Reaching Los Teques in 13 Minutes

Reaching Los Teques in 13 Minutes Metro Los Teques, which will link El Tambor to Las Adjuntas on Line 2 of the Caracas metro, is a new 9.5 km rail line, whereof 6.2 km in tunnel, with ... More Information

Book on "Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport"

Book on "Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport"Fire Protection in Vehicles and Tunnels for Public Transport is the title of a bilingual German/English book that presents ... More Information

Tunnelling of Lausanne Metro Nears End

Tunnelling of Lausanne Metro Nears EndLine M2 of the Lausanne metro in Switzerland, between Ouchy and Croisettes, consists in building a new section between Flon and Croisettes and upgrading ... More Information

Lausanne Puts the Final Touches to Garbage Tunnel

Lausanne Puts the Final Touches to Garbage TunnelAnother major project in Lausanne is TRIDEL, which stands for Traitement et Incinération des Déchets de Lausanne (treatment and incineration of the ... More Information

Rowa Tunnelling Logistics Back-up for Niagara Falls Tunnel

Rowa Tunnelling Logistics Back-up for Niagara Falls TunnelA 10,421 m-long tunnel underneath the City of Niagara Falls will feed more water to the existing Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric plant in ... More Information

Italy Inaugurates Lecco-Ballabio Road Link SS 36 Dir

Italy Inaugurates Lecco-Ballabio Road Link SS 36 DirThe new road link Lecco-Ballabio (SS 36 dir) opened to traffic on 24th February, 2006 between Lecco and provincial road SP 62 to Val ... More Information

Security at the Heart of the Double-Deck Tunnel on the A86 West of Paris

Security at the Heart of the Double-Deck Tunnel on the A86 West of ParisThe A86 is currently an incomplete orbital highway around the Greater Paris area. Two tunnels will provide the missing links ... More Information

Stägjitschugge Tunnel to Improve Access to Narrow Zermatt Valley

Stägjitschugge Tunnel to Improve Access to Narrow Zermatt ValleyThe Stägjitschugge tunnel is located on road H213 between the cities of Visp and Zermatt in the Wallis canton, Switzerland. This ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Campanas Tunnel on the Navarre Canal

Breakthrough of the Campanas Tunnel on the Navarre Canal The Campanas tunnel, on section 4 of the Navarre canal between Tiebas and Añorbe (9.03 km), broke through on 27th February, 2006. ... More Information

Astaldi Receives New Major Contract for Line 5 of Milan Metro

Astaldi Receives New Major Contract for Line 5 of Milan MetroA joint venture led by Astaldi - with Torno Internazionale, Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, Ansaldobreda, Alstom Trasporti and ATM ... More Information

Second TBM to Start in March on South Bypass of M-30 Orbital Motorway in Madrid

Second TBM to Start in March on South Bypass of M-30 Orbital Motorway in Madrid The mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, celebrated the start-up of 'Tizona', a MHI-Duro Felguera TBM ... More Information

Abdalajis East Tunnel Breaks Through on Cordoba-Malaga High Speed Rail Link

Abdalajis East Tunnel Breaks Through on Cordoba-Malaga High Speed Rail Link A ceremony presided by Magdalena Alvarez, Spain's minister of public works, was held on 13th February, 2006 to ... More Information

Second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)

Second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS)The second International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS) to be held in Madrid on 15th-17th March will be an ... More Information

Astaldi-led JV Wins Contract for Line C of Rome Metro with EUR2.17 Billion Bid

Astaldi-led JV Wins Contract for Line C of Rome Metro with EUR2.17 Billion BidA joint venture headed by Astaldi will design and build the new Line C of the Rome metro, a driverless fully automatic ... More Information

Expressions of Interest Extended to End April for L-SURF

Expressions of Interest Extended to End April for L-SURFIn March 2005, the EU launched L-SURF, which stands for Large-Scale Underground Research Facility, a planning and organization project for a ... More Information

Privately Financed Project Proposed for Road Connection in North Milan

Privately Financed Project Proposed for Road Connection in North MilanAt the conference "Underground roads: an opportunity to live better on the territory" held on 10th February, 2006 and organized ... More Information

The Avigliana Bypass Opens for the Winter Olympic Games in Turin

The Avigliana Bypass Opens for the Winter Olympic Games in TurinOne of the worst traffic black spots in Turin province travelling towards Susa valley was the Avigliana crossing. SITAF inaugurated on ... More Information

Sealing Gaskets from Phoenix DT

Sealing Gaskets from Phoenix DTThe merger of North German suppliers of elastomer products Contitech AG of Hannover and Phoenix AG of Hamburg has been announced. Both companies are global players in ... More Information

Automatic Conductor-less Line 1 of the Metro Opens in Turin as City Hosts XXth Winter Olympics

Automatic Conductor-less Line 1 of the Metro Opens in Turin as City Hosts XXth Winter Olympics On 4th February, 2006 the first 7.5 km section of Line 1 of Turin's metro has been ... 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 & Trenchless Technology in the 21st Century

Tunnelling & Trenchless Technology in the 21st CenturyThe Institution of Engineers, Malaysia is organizing the International Conference and Exhibition on "Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology in ... More Information

Lower Northwest Interceptor's Sacramento River Crossings Near Completion

Lower Northwest Interceptor's Sacramento River Crossings Near Completion Two tunnels are required to cross the Sacramento River in California. The two tunnels are part of a massive 59.5 km ... More Information

Fourth TBM Starts at Pajares Railway Bypass in Spain

Fourth TBM Starts at Pajares Railway Bypass in SpainADIF- the administration responsible for the design and construction of Spain's high speed lines - officially launched on 28th January, 2006 the ... More Information

Wirth Gripper TBM Drives Alborz Tunnel on Shomal Freeway near Tehran

Wirth Gripper TBM Drives Alborz Tunnel on Shomal Freeway near TehranToday only a two-lane highway with a length of 200 km connects Tehran and the city of Chalus at the Caspian Sea. By 2010 both ... More Information

First Tunnel in Europe Equipped with Automatic Fire-fighting System Sets New Standards

First Tunnel in Europe Equipped with Automatic Fire-fighting System Sets New StandardsImproved escape routes and dualling single-tube tunnels are the solutions so far implemented from the ... More Information

TUNCONSTRUCT, a Project to Boost the Use of Underground Space in Europe

TUNCONSTRUCT, a Project to Boost the Use of Underground Space in Europe The utilization of underground space can have a significant impact on living conditions. For example, underground trains ... More Information

Funding Approval for World's Longest Lift

Funding Approval for World's Longest LiftThe opening of the 57 km Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland is still nearly ten years away, but locals in the Surselva, one of the valleys under which it ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information