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Conference

Conference "Instruments and Solutions to Guarantee Safety in Tunnels"The objective of this conference, which will take place in Milan on 16th and 17th November, 2005 is to illustrate what are the ... More Information

Strabag to Use Robbins TBM for Niagara Falls Project

Strabag to Use Robbins TBM for Niagara Falls ProjectOntario Power Generation's third Niagara Falls tunnel project involves boring a CAD985 million, 10.4 km tunnel at a depth of up to 140 metres ... More Information

Bookmark Stuva Tagung '05

Bookmark Stuva Tagung '05Germany's STUVA organises its conference and exhibition STUVA Tagung '05, on 29th-30th November and 1st December in Leipzig congress centre. The event combines an ... More Information

Two Other TBMs Start in Pajares

Two Other TBMs Start in PajaresIn mid-September 2005 the second of the five TBMs started its job at the Pajares tunnels, which form part of the Leon-Asturias high speed line. This is a NFM ... More Information

Lovat Selected for RAV Line by SNC-Lavalin and SELI

Lovat Selected for RAV Line by SNC-Lavalin and SELILovat has been selected by the SNC-Lavalin - SELI JV to supply a soft rock Earth Pressure Balance TBM, that will be used to bore 2.1 km twin ... More Information

Mitsubishi-Duro Felguera Readies Giant TBM for M-30 in Madrid

Mitsubishi-Duro Felguera Readies Giant TBM for M-30 in MadridIt is a giant machine which features a 15,010 mm nominal diameter and a 15,045 mm maximum diameter, a 14 m-long 3,600-tonne EPB shield, a ... More Information

Fourth Conference on Tunnels

Fourth Conference on TunnelsSpain's Technical Road Association organises on 26th, 27th and 28th October in Andorra the 4th conference on tunnels, under the theme "Why are tunnels safe?". The ... More Information

Wirth Tunnel Bore Extender at Uetliberg Receives Award

Wirth Tunnel Bore Extender at Uetliberg Receives AwardWirth has been chosen as the winner of this year's TTC Award for Innovation in the Large Bore Mechanised TunnelIing Machine sector. Mr Niko ... More Information

Bolu Tunnel Breaks Through in Turkey

Bolu Tunnel Breaks Through in TurkeyTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Italian Ambassador to Turkey Carlo Marsili presided on 4th September, 2005 the breakthrough ceremony of the right ... More Information

Fire Protection in Tunnels

Fire Protection in TunnelsVdS Schadenverhütung organises on 19th-20th October in Cologne, Germany conferences on fire protection in tunnels. The fire in the Frejus tunnel in the Alps last 4th June ... More Information

See You at IUT' 08 Live Fair

See You at IUT' 08 Live FairThe IUT' 05 Live Fair held on 14th-16th September in Switzerland has been one of the most special and popular tunnelling events this year. It is always received with ... More Information

Herrenknecht Breakthrough on Circle Line Stage 3 in Singapore

Herrenknecht Breakthrough on Circle Line Stage 3 in SingaporeOn 25th August, 2005, a Herrenknecht TBM brought down an 80 cm-thick retaining wall, into the tunnel at Lorong Chuan station on Stage 3 ... More Information

Highest Road Tunnel?

Highest Road Tunnel?The Eisenhower Tunnel is claimed to be the highest vehicular tunnel in the US, and maybe the world, at an altitude of 11,158 ft (3,403 m) on I-70 in Colorado. Construction on the ... More Information

Seven Years of Research Data - Free to Readers!

Seven Years of Research Data - Free to Readers!The tunnelbuilder archive has now been cataloguing bids and awards for seven years - some 4,000 reports, all of which can be retrieved instantaneously ... More Information

Lovat Begins Tunnelling of Seville Light Rail

Lovat Begins Tunnelling of Seville Light Rail'La Giralda', the Lovat TBM ordered for Line 1 of the Seville light rail, has begun tunnelling on 11th August, 2005. The machine will bore 2 x 2,500 ... More Information

Ã…skottsberg Tunnel on Bothnia Line Breaks Through

Åskottsberg Tunnel on Bothnia Line Breaks ThroughFinnish contractor Lemcon (whose mother company is Lemminkäinen), who took over contract E 3431 commenced by the now bankrupt Oden Anläggning, ... More Information

Post-Graduate Master Course

Post-Graduate Master CourseThe fifth edition of the course on Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines has been announced by Politecnico di Torino for November 2005 to October 2006. The course will ... More Information

Wirth TBM Bores Campanas Tunnel on Canal de Navarra

Wirth TBM Bores Campanas Tunnel on Canal de NavarraThe Itoiz dam and artificial lake are located in the north of Navarra in northern Spain, 30 km from Pamplona. From this 418 cu hm water reservoir ... More Information

Road Tunnel Openings around the World

Road Tunnel Openings around the WorldNew South Wales PM Morris Iemma officially opened on 28th August, 2005 Sydney's Cross City tunnel. The project has been delivered ahead of schedule. The AUD680 ... More Information

California to Build San Vicente Pipeline

California to Build San Vicente PipelineThe San Diego County Water Authority officially launched on 21st July, 2005 at a groundbreaking ceremony the construction on the San Vicente Pipeline project, ... More Information

NFM Technologies TBM Completes Atocha-Nuevos Ministerios Section on New Atocha-Chamartin Tunnel

NFM Technologies TBM Completes Atocha-Nuevos Ministerios Section on New Atocha-Chamartin Tunnel in MadridA NFM Technologies EPB TBM holed through on 27th July, 2005 the Atocha-Nuevos Ministerios ... More Information

Fourth IUT ´05 Live Fair in Sargans, Switzerland

Fourth IUT ´05 Live Fair in Sargans, SwitzerlandThe fourth IUT '05 Live in the Hagerbach Test Gallery (VSH) near Sargans, east Switzerland will be held on September 14th and 15th, 2005. This is an ... More Information

Frejus Tunnel Reopens in the Alps

Frejus Tunnel Reopens in the AlpsThe French-Italian Frejus tunnel in the Alps, which was closed since 4th June due to a fire that killed two truckers, reopened to traffic on 4th August. However, ... More Information

Mont Blanc Security Chief Sentenced to Jail for Tunnel Fire

Mont Blanc Security Chief Sentenced to Jail for Tunnel FireA court in the French Alpine town of Bonneville found 13 of the 16 defendants guilty on 27th July, 2005 in connection with the March 1999 ... More Information

Sapae Tunnel Breaks Through in South Korea

Sapae Tunnel Breaks Through in South KoreaSohn Hak-rae, president of the Korea Highway Corporation, executives from GS Engineering and Construction (ex LG Engineering and Construction) and ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts at Pajares with Herrenknecht TBM Update

Tunnelling Starts at Pajares with Herrenknecht TBM Update Spanish PM Zapatero and minister of public works Magdalena Alvarez at the launch of the first of five TBMs to be employed on the Pajares ... More Information

Mitsubishi TBM Arrives in Seattle for Beacon Hill Tunnel

Mitsubishi TBM Arrives in Seattle for Beacon Hill TunnelA Mitsubishi tunnel boring machine arrived in pieces on 11th July on the Seattle waterfront to be assembled over the next two months. After ... More Information

Asturias Inaugurates Test Tunnel in San Pedro de Anes

Asturias Inaugurates Test Tunnel in San Pedro de AnesIt is obvious that tunnels occupy an increasing place in the design and construction of civil works for roads, railways and urban transport. The ... More Information

Construction of Perthus Tunnel Starts on Figueras-Perpignan High Speed Link

Construction of Perthus Tunnel Starts on Figueras-Perpignan High Speed LinkMagdalena Alvarez, the Spanish minister of public works, and Dominique Perben, the French minister for transport, ... More Information

Tunnelling Starts at Pajares with Herrenknecht TBM

Tunnelling Starts at Pajares with Herrenknecht TBMJose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Spanish PM, and Magdalena Álvarez, the minister of public works, celebrated on 13th July, 2005 the launch of the ... More Information

CMC to Use Two Lovat TBMs for Algerian Water Scheme

CMC to Use Two Lovat TBMs for Algerian Water Scheme Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) has placed and order with Lovat for twin hard rock 3.7 m-diametre TBMs, ancillary equipment and services ... More Information

ACTEURS - a Project to Study how Human Behaviour is Crucial during Fire in Tunnels

ACTEURS - a Project to Study how Human Behaviour is Crucial during Fire in TunnelsThe fire which erupted on 4th June in the 12.9 km Frejus tunnel, killing two Slovak truck drivers, recalls that ... More Information

Longest Croatian Road Tunnel Opens on Zagreb-Split Motorway

Longest Croatian Road Tunnel Opens on Zagreb-Split MotorwayThe entire 375.5 km Zagreb-Split motorway A1, which connects Croatia's north and south, was officially opened on 26th June, 2005 by Prime ... More Information

First Atlas Copco WL4C30 Drill Rig at Work in Finland

First Atlas Copco WL4C30 Drill Rig at Work in FinlandThe Vuosaari harbour rail line in Helsinki is a new 19 km-long single-track freight infrastructure to handle ten trains a day in each direction. ... More Information

Pianoro Tunnel Breakthrough on Bologna-Florence High Speed Line

Pianoro Tunnel Breakthrough on Bologna-Florence High Speed LineOn 15th June, 2005 at kilometre point 7+372 and a distance of 2,266 m from the north entrance, the Pianoro tunnel broke through. The ... More Information

Zitron Commissions New Test Bench for Fans

Zitron Commissions New Test Bench for FansThe Zitron test bench is the biggest in the world of its type. It has been built in compliance with standard 210-99 of AMCA (Association for air movement ... 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