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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

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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