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Putzmeister Ibérica Markets Vacuum Cleaner for TBMs

Putzmeister Ibérica Markets Vacuum Cleaner for TBMsSpain is the world's first market in terms of the number of tunnel boring machines in activity at the moment. At least 25 TBMs were working ... More Information

Third TBM Starts Boring on Line 9 in Barcelona

Third TBM Starts Boring on Line 9 in BarcelonaTunnelling on the future Line 9 of Barcelona's metro, an infrastructure that will cross Barcelona connecting Badalona and Santa Coloma de ... More Information

Chicago Finishes Deep Tunnel

Chicago Finishes Deep TunnelAfter 30 years and more than USD3 billion, the 176 km of tunnels were completed recently when the 12.9 km Little Calumet leg near Calumet City, Lansing and South ... More Information

Lovat TBM Starts Canada Line in Vancouver

Lovat TBM Starts Canada Line in VancouverA Lovat TBM, nicknamed 'Sweet Leilani', was launched with champagne on 10th June, 2006 at an official ceremony at the future False Creek South station ... More Information

Robbins Signs Contract for Very Long Water Tunnel in India

Robbins Signs Contract for Very Long Water Tunnel in IndiaJaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) has signed contracts with Robbins for the AMR project in Andhra Pradesh, India on 26th May, 2006. The ... More Information

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New Record

Eiksund Tunnel Sets New RecordThe 7,765 m-long Eiksund tunnel in Norway has set a new world record when the deepest point excavated so far (-266 m below sea level) was reached on 31st May, ... More Information

Hsuehshan Tunnel Opens in Taiwan

Hsuehshan Tunnel Opens in TaiwanThe 12.9 km Hsuehshan, or Snow Mountain, tunnel has opened to traffic on 16th June, 2006 in eastern Ilan county, Taiwan. It is the longest road tunnel in Asia ... More Information

Robbins Readies TBMs for Capilano-Seymour Water Scheme in Vancouver

Robbins Readies TBMs for Capilano-Seymour Water Scheme in Vancouver Deployment of the first of two Robbins tunnel boring machines represents a significant step in construction of the ... More Information

Double Breakthrough with Two Lovats in Bologna

Double Breakthrough with Two Lovats in Bologna Sergio Cofferati, the mayor of Bologna, and Elio Catania, the president and CEO of the Italian railways, presided on 31st May, 2006 the ... More Information

Norway Builds SILA Project

Norway Builds SILA Project Sweden's LKAB supplies highly upgraded iron ore products to the steel industry and custom-adapted mineral products to other industrial sectors. Most of LKAB's ... More Information

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Kicks off San Cristobal Tunnel at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Kicks off San Cristobal Tunnel at Groundbreaking CeremonyChilean president Michelle Bachelet, minister of public works Eduardo Bitran, and Karl Traub, ... More Information

Flood Relief Tunnel Starts in Paris

Flood Relief Tunnel Starts in ParisAn impressive tunnel boring machine commences to work at the Ivry-Massena tunnel (TIMA) in Paris. Its mission is to dig Europe's biggest and deepest ... More Information

Last Breakthrough in the Uetliberg Tunnel with Tunnel Bore Extender Using Undercutting Technique

Last Breakthrough in the Uetliberg Tunnel with Tunnel Bore Extender (TBE) Using Undercutting TechniqueOn 18th May, 2006 the Uetliberg tunnel construction crew celebrated the TBE's last ... More Information

Katschberg Tunnel Breaks Through in Austria

Katschberg Tunnel Breaks Through in AustriaThe 5,414 m Katschberg tunnel on the A10 Tauern motorway connects Salzburg with Carinthia. It is a single bored tunnel and for obvious safety ... More Information

World's Largest TBM Ready to Cross the Yangtze in Shanghai

World's Largest TBM Ready to Cross the Yangtze in ShanghaiAt the end of April 2006, Herrenknecht handed over the first tunnelling machine with a diameter of 15.43 m to the Chinese client ... More Information

Angela Merkel Inaugurates New Central Station and Tunnel in Berlin as Germany Hosts World Cup

Angela Merkel Inaugurates New Central Station and Tunnel in Berlin as Germany Hosts Football World Cup Berlin inaugurated its new central station on 26th May, 2006. The new station is ... More Information

Nordoya Tunnel Opens in Faroe Islands

Nordoya Tunnel Opens in Faroe IslandsThe 6.2 km Nordoya subsea tunnel opened on 29th April, 2006 in the Faroe Islands, three months ahead of schedule. This is a single-tube dual-lane tunnel, the ... More Information

First Sections of Variante di Valico to Open Soon

First Sections of Variante di Valico to Open SoonThe upgrading project of the Apennine section between Sasso Marconi and Barberino di Mugello, first designed in 1993 and revised in 1999, goes from ... More Information

Construction Starts on Tunnel under Yangtze River in Wuhan

Construction Starts on Tunnel under Yangtze River in WuhanWuhan, capital of Hubei province, wants to decongest the only two bridges over the Yangtze River in the city centre. The 3,609 m-long ... More Information

Underground Drillrigs Launch

Underground Drillrigs LaunchAfter the Rocket Boomer E2, Atlas Copco has added a new member to the Rocket Boomer E-series family: the Rocket Boomer XE3, a three-boom drill rig. The Rocket ... More Information

East Rail's Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Extension in Hong Kong Nears End

East Rail's Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Extension in Hong Kong Nears EndIn Hong Kong's Northern New Territories lies a 25 hectare site of agricultural lands and ponds. This is the Long Valley ... More Information

One out of Four European Tunnels is Unsafe

One out of Four European Tunnels is UnsafeThe EuroTest firstly, then the European Tunnel Assessment Programme (EuroTAP) began in 2000 following the Mont Blanc tunnel disaster when 39 people ... More Information

Experts Invited to Workshop and Fire Test on Water Mist Systems

Experts Invited to Workshop and Fire Test on Water Mist SystemsIntensive research work over the last decade has shown that fixed automatic firefighting systems considerably can increase safety in ... More Information

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel 2006

Turin Hosts INTERtunnel 2006The 7th INTERtunnel will be held in Turin at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre from 16th to 18th May, 2006. Italy is the ideal host country for an exhibition covering ... More Information

Rome Presented Project Finance Scheme for Metro Line D

Rome Presented Project Finance Scheme for Metro Line DOn 13th April, 2006 the project finance scheme of Line D, the fourth subway line in Rome, has been presented. This is a new line to be developed ... More Information

First Castellanza Tunnel Breaks Through on Saronno-Malpensa Railway Section

First Castellanza Tunnel Breaks Through on Saronno-Malpensa Railway SectionThe first tunnel built to place underground the FNM tracks in Castellanza broke through on 19th April, 2006. The ... More Information

SMART Southern Tunnel Breaks Through in Kuala Lumpur

SMART Southern Tunnel Breaks Through in Kuala Lumpur The southern drive of the SMART (Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was completed on 22nd ... More Information

Zitron to Supply Fans for World's Biggest Underground Project

Zitron to Supply Fans for World's Biggest Underground ProjectThe M-30 motorway in Madrid is a large thoroughfare built in the seventies between Manoteras junction and Los Franceses bridge, and ... More Information

Concrete Admixtures by Sika

Concrete Admixtures by SikaSika's latest products include several novelties in the range of concrete admixtures. Sigunit®-L52 AF S and Sigunita®-L53 AF S are ecological alkali-free ... More Information

Stockholm to Present Projects Worth EUR2.5 Billion at International Meeting

Stockholm to Present Projects Worth EUR2.5 Billion at International MeetingThe Stockholm region is currently undergoing a period of rapid expansion. Within the next ten years, several very large ... More Information

Wirth Exports its Tunnel Bore Extender to Japan

Wirth Exports its Tunnel Bore Extender to JapanTo protect an endangered species of hawk during expansion of the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway, a 1,000 m-long tunnel is not being blasted but bored ... More Information

Fire Protection by Thermal Ceramics

Fire Protection by Thermal CeramicsTo meet the requirements of the French equipment and transport ministry's directive 2000-63 of 25th August, 2000 the Ariege provincial road agency (DDE) - project ... More Information

Cat Shows 321CCR Compact Tunnelling Excavator for First Time at Intermat

Cat Shows 321CCR Compact Tunnelling Excavator for First Time at IntermatGeneva-based Caterpillar Tunnelling Industries shows for the first time in a construction fair in Europe its 321CCR compact ... More Information

Lovat and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Form Strategic Alliance

Lovat and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Form Strategic AllianceLovat has agreed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to combine resources and experience to form a worldwide collaboration agreement to provide ... More Information

Master's Course on Tunnels and Underground Works

Master's Course on Tunnels and Underground WorksGiven the ongoing importance of tunnels and tunnelling in Spain and around the world, the Spanish tunnelling association (AETOS) has set put a ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

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