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NFM Technologies TBMs for Tabriz Metro in Iran

NFM Technologies TBMs for Tabriz Metro in IranTwo NFM Technologies EPB shield boring machines will be used to drive a 7 km twin-tube tunnel for the Tabriz metro in Iran. The excavated diameter of ... More Information

MHI-Duro Felguera Delivers TBM for Pajares Tunnel

MHI-Duro Felguera Delivers TBM for Pajares TunnelMHI-Duro Felguera, the joint company established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Duro Felguera, has completed the assembly of the TBM ... More Information

North Tube of Nazzano Tunnel is Widened

North Tube of Nazzano Tunnel is WidenedThe widening of the Nazzano northbound tunnel on the Orte-Fiano Romano section of highway A1 Milan-Naples, a few kilometres north of Rome, ended on 17th ... More Information

E-News Weekly No 200

E-News Weekly No 200During the last four years, E-News Weekly has presented over 1,000 pages of focussed tunnelling contract news, providing its subscribers with reliable, up-to-the-minute ... More Information

Norway Builds Sauda Fjord Hydro Project

Norway Builds Sauda Fjord Hydro ProjectThe Sauda fjord hydro power project, an ambitious energy production infrastructure, is under construction in Rogaland county in south Norway, south of Bergen. ... More Information

Speedy Tunnelling with Lovat TBMs on High Speed Rail Tunnels in Bologna

Speedy Tunnelling with Lovat TBMs on High Speed Rail Tunnels in BolognaThe San Ruffillo JV between Necso of Spain (now Acciona Infraestructuras) and Ghella of Italy has reported record progress by ... More Information

Atlanta Celebrates New Year with Commissioning of Nancy Creek Tunnel

Atlanta Celebrates New Year with Commissioning of Nancy Creek TunnelMayor Shirley Franklin spoke at the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center on 31st December, 2005 to herald the flow of sewage ... More Information

New E-series to Challenge High Speed Tunnelling Records

New E-series to Challenge High Speed Tunnelling RecordsAtlas Copco has given the tunnelling industry a glimpse of the future by lifting a corner of the veil covering its next drill rig launch - the ... More Information

Tunnelling Ends on Chamartin-Nuevos Ministerios Tunnel in Madrid

Tunnelling Ends on Chamartin-Nuevos Ministerios Tunnel in MadridThe Ministry of public works completed on 7th December, 2005 tunnelling of the Chamartin-Nuevos Ministerios tunnel on the new suburban ... More Information

Tunnel for Taipei MRT Neihu Line is Completed

Tunnel for Taipei MRT Neihu Line is CompletedAfter more than three years of hard work, engineers and workers have succeeded in boring a 4 km tunnel under Taipei's Sungshan Airport and a ceremony has ... More Information

Atlas Copco's First Swedish-designed LHD Ready for Roll-out in 2006

Atlas Copco's First Swedish-designed LHD Ready for Roll-out in 2006 Atlas Copco's first generation of load-haul-dump vehicles designed and built in Sweden, is scheduled to make its debut in 2006 and ... More Information

Dr. Martin Herrenknecht Receives STUVA Prize

Dr. Martin Herrenknecht Receives STUVA PrizeOver 1,200 delegates from 27 nations participated in the popular STUVA Tagung '05 conferences and exhibition organised in Leipzig from 28th November to ... More Information

Highlights of 2005

Highlights of 2005The Holy City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia needed two new pedestrian tunnels in a hurry for the thousands of pilgrims arriving for Haj on 5th January, 2005. Turkish contractor SFTA ... More Information

Schöck ComBar Reinforcement Technology

Schöck ComBar Reinforcement TechnologySchöck of Baden-Baden, Germany has spent a decade developing glass fibre reinforced polymer reinforcing bar, resulting in widespread approvals for its ComBar ... More Information

Luxembourg Builds Grouft Tunnel

Luxembourg Builds Grouft TunnelWith a population of 465,000 and an area of 2,586 sq km, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a tiny country landlocked by Belgium, France and Germany. It is among the ... More Information

Hitachi TBM Completes Providence CSO Main Spine Tunnel

Hitachi TBM Completes Providence CSO Main Spine TunnelOn 1st December, 2005 an Hitachi single shield TBM reached its final destination at the bottom of a termination shaft 80 metres below the ... More Information

Lovat Appoints New Managers for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Region

Lovat Appoints New Managers for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific RegionLovat has expanded its expertise to include local support in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, by ... More Information

Drivers Do Not Know How to Face Risks in Tunnels

Drivers Do Not Know How to Face Risks in TunnelsA study entitled "Experimental psychological results from driving in tunnels - Contributions to road safety", elaborated by Segtúnel, a team from the ... More Information

Press Releases at tunnelbuilder.com

Press Releases at tunnelbuilder.comIf you are an established advertiser with tunnelbuilder, we invite you to submit your 2006 press releases to us for publication. This will bring news about your ... More Information

MEI - World Leader in Mining Equipment Supply

MEI - World Leader in Mining Equipment SupplyMining Equipment Inc, based in Durango, CO, US has built a strong legacy over the last quarter century in the supply of a huge variety of quality ... More Information

Second Stage of Izmir Light Rail Under Construction

Second Stage of Izmir Light Rail Under ConstructionThe second stage of the Izmir light rail system in Turkey is under construction by the Rail Systems Directorate of the Izmir Metropolitan ... More Information

End of Tunnelling on Apennine Section of Bologna-Florence High Speed Link

End of Tunnelling on Apennine Section of Bologna-Florence High Speed LinkThe breakthrough of the Vaglia tunnel on 21st October, 2005 marks the end of tunnelling on the Apennine section between ... More Information

Andorra Builds Dos Valires Tunnel

Andorra Builds Dos Valires TunnelThe Principality of Andorra is in southwest Europe on the Mediterranean slope of the eastern Pyrenees between France and Spain. It is a small country, maybe 35 or 40 ... More Information

Hsinchuang Line in Taiwan Marks Breakthrough of 10 km Tunnel

Hsinchuang Line in Taiwan Marks Breakthrough of 10 km TunnelA celebration was held on 19th November, 2005 to mark the breakthrough of a 10 km tunnel on Taipei mass rapid transit system's Hsinchuang ... More Information

COP 3038 Rock Drills Shape Norwegian Hydro

COP 3038 Rock Drills Shape Norwegian HydroBirkeland Entreprenørforretning is in joint venture with Spilde Entreprenør to build the first phase of the 41.8 GWh Kløvtveit project in Hordaland, ... More Information

Atlanta Builds West Area CSO Tunnels

Atlanta Builds West Area CSO Tunnels The West Area CSO tunnel in Atlanta will collect, convey and store up to 567.8 million litres of combined sewer overflow from the Clear Creek, Tanyard and North ... More Information

Two Lovat TBMs for Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnel in London

Two Lovat TBMs for Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnel in LondonAt the Underground Construction 2005 conference and exhibition held 26th-27th October, 2005 in London, J Murphy & Sons signed a contract ... More Information

Eagle's Nest Tunnel Breaks Through

Eagle's Nest Tunnel Breaks ThroughThe construction of Route 8 in Hong Kong has reached a significant milestone with the breakthrough on 19th October, 2005 of the Eagle's Nest tunnel. The tunnel ... More Information

Rushing to Meet the 2006 Winter Olympics Deadline in Turin

Rushing to Meet the 2006 Winter Olympics Deadline in TurinThe 1,055 m Craviale tunnel and the 664 m Turina tunnel along state road SS 23, 50 km northwest of Turin, Italy are currently being ... More Information

Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Wins Engineering Awards

Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Wins Engineering AwardsSingapore's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) has won this year's Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award handed out by the Institution of ... More Information

NFM Technologies Appoints New Manager

NFM Technologies Appoints New ManagerNFM Technologies has just boosted its service activities with the arrival of Philippe Patret, who occupies the position of external services manager. A 48 ... More Information

Major Road Works in Trieste

Major Road Works in TriesteThe so-called second stretch of the third lot on Trieste's road network, northeast Italy is a new 5.5 km road alignment that connects the section of Trieste's major ... More Information

Fae Exploratory Tunnel

Fae Exploratory TunnelWork is under way to build the 2,215 m-long Fae exploratory tunnel, which forms part of the widening and improvement of road SS 43 in Non Valley between Mostizzolo and Cles, in ... More Information

New COP 1132 Rock Drill from Atlas Copco

New COP 1132 Rock Drill from Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco's new COP 1132 rock drill represents the latest trend in high speed technology in small class equipment offering users 30% more speed than its ... More Information

Start of the End for Hallandsas Tunnel

Start of the End for Hallandsas TunnelWith the safety of their miners a top priority the Skanska Vinci joint venture has ordered a CE certified rescue chamber from MineArc Systems of Australia for ... More Information

New Section Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare on Genoa-Ventimiglia Line

New Section Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare on Genoa-Ventimiglia LineThe Andora-San Lorenzo al Mare section on the Genoa-Ventimiglia railroad in Liguria, Italy will be built in the hills and moved away ... 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