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Hsuehshan Tunnel Breaks Through

Hsuehshan Tunnel Breaks ThroughTaiwan's minister of transportation and communications Lin Ling-san pushed a button to detonate explosives, clearing away the final 2.8m of rock of the westbound tube ... More Information

AUA Awards for 2004

AUA Awards for 2004The American Underground Construction Association will present the following awards during its NAT 2004 conference in Atlanta, GA from 17th to 21st April:Outstanding Individual in ... More Information

VMT Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Bauma

VMT Celebrates 10th Anniversary at BaumaWhile Bauma celebrates its 5th decade, VMT is entering its 2nd decade, having been formed in April, 1994. The company started in survey technology, supplying ... More Information

New TBM Record at Amsteg

New TBM Record at AmstegAt end February, 2004 about 25% of all the 153 km of shafts, cross passages and tunnels have already been excavated at the Alptransit Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland.At ... More Information

Guadarrama Tunnels are 50% Complete

Guadarrama Tunnels are 50% CompleteThe four TBMs have bored half of the twin tunnels under Sierra de Guadarrama on the high speed line from Madrid to Valladolid via Segovia. At end-January 2004, ... More Information

Technical Seminar on TBMs

Technical Seminar on TBMsIIR Spain organises a technical seminar on the necessary steps in the selection of a TBM to get a maximum return on investment, estimate with a 100% accuracy the project ... More Information

Hunter Personnel - More positions on tunnelbuilder.com

Hunter Personnel - More positions on tunnelbuilder.comJoining a growing list of human resources specialists to be seen on the tunnebuilder web-site, Hunter Personnel was established in 1976, and ... More Information

Häny Grouting Systems - Simple and Reliable

Häny Grouting Systems - Simple and ReliableSwiss-based Häny is one of the best-known names in grouting, having researched and developed equipment suited to many of the current techniques. The ... More Information

Stonehenge Tunnel Inquiry Opens amid Claims for Longer Project

Stonehenge Tunnel Inquiry Opens amid Claims for Longer ProjectA public inquiry has opened on 17th February into a plan to build a road tunnel under Stonehenge, the famous circle of megalithic ... More Information

Swiss Reject Second Gotthard Road Tunnel

Swiss Reject Second Gotthard Road TunnelSwiss voters rejected on 8th February a proposal to expand roads to ease Alpine bottlenecks, including the addition of a second tunnel under the Gotthard ... More Information

Announcing Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions Division

Announcing Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions DivisionBob Fassl has been appointed President of Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions division, a newly-formed division within Atlas Copco's Construction and ... More Information

AlpTransit Rail Tunnels Exhaust Credit Line

AlpTransit Rail Tunnels Exhaust Credit LineThe construction of the two transalpine rail tunnels across the Loetschberg and St Gotthard in Switzerland will be more expensive than planned. A ... More Information

IPS at Bauma

IPS at BaumaIPS, the highly-skilled personnel specialist for maintenance and operation of TBMs, handwork, NATM, separation plants and shotcreting, will be present at the Bauma exhibition, Hall 3C ... More Information

Kawasaki TBM Breaks Through CTRL Tunnel to King's Cross Station

Kawasaki TBM Breaks Through CTRL Tunnel to King's Cross StationA Kawasaki Heavy Industries tunnel boring machine broke through at King's Cross in London on 27th January, 2004 completing ahead of ... More Information

Atlas Copco at Bauma 2004

Atlas Copco at Bauma 2004 The Atlas Copco Bauma display, located in the outdoor area, Block 1110, will feature computer-controlled drilling rigs for both surface and underground work; unique ... More Information

Wirth TBM Breaks Through CTRL Tunnel Section

Wirth TBM Breaks Through CTRL Tunnel SectionOn 3rd December, 2003 the first Wirth TBM of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project broke through after record time. It took only 299 days to drive 4.7 km, ... More Information

Lovat Holes Through in Turin

Lovat Holes Through in Turin'Valentina', the first launched Lovat Earth Pressure Balance shield to excavate lot 3, between Fermi and Pozzo Strada (2,632 m), on the first metro line in Turin, Italy ... More Information

NFM Technologies TBM Breaks Through Green Heart Tunnel in the Netherlands

NFM Technologies TBM Breaks Through Green Heart Tunnel in the NetherlandsThe biggest diameter TBM ever built in the world, 14.87 m in diameter with a weight of 3,520 tons, broke through ahead of ... More Information

Lovat TBM Breaks Through High Wycombe Sewage Tunnel

Lovat TBM Breaks Through High Wycombe Sewage TunnelThe final breakthrough of a 3,295 m-long 2.85 m-diameter tunnel near Little Marlow in the UK took place on 12th January. An 80-tonne TBM, which ... More Information

DTSS Section Breaks Through in Singapore

DTSS Section Breaks Through in SingaporeOn 15th December, 2003 Penta-Ocean Construction broke through to complete 7,716 m of tunnel, the single longest drive using an earth pressure balance machine ... More Information

Lötschberg Tunnel Unveils Hidden Geologic Treasures

Lötschberg Tunnel Unveils Hidden Geologic TreasuresRare crystals have been unearthed during construction of the rail tunnel through the Lötschberg in canton Bern, Switzerland. Four of the finds ... More Information

tacs celebrates its 10th birthday

tacs celebrates its 10th birthdaytacs GmbH, the German specialist in TBM guidance, is this year celebrating its 10th birthday.Ever since its first project, a metro tunnel in Munich in 1993, tacs has ... More Information

Lovat for Seville

Lovat for SevilleSpanish construction joint venture UTE Metro de Sevilla, comprising Sacyr, Dragados, GEA 21, and Salvador Rus Construcciones JV, has ordered a new Lovat 6.5 m-diameter EPB TBM for ... More Information

Wirth TBM Breaks Through Canale Viola Tunnel

Wirth TBM Breaks Through Canale Viola TunnelA Wirth TBM model SM 360 E/TS broke through last 27th November the 18,770 m-long Canale Viola tunnel in Valtellina valley in Sondrio province, Lombardy ... More Information

Caterpillar 988G Tunnel Loader - Mucking out in Record Time in Norway

Caterpillar 988G Tunnel Loader - Mucking out in Record Time in NorwayThe NY E39 Oysand-Thamshamn road project, near Trondheim in Norway, includes six bi-directional tunnels with a total length of ... More Information

Lovat TBM Breaks Through in Turin

Lovat TBM Breaks Through in Turin'Madama Cristina', a Lovat EPB shield TBM, broke through on 9th December, 2003 completing 2.6 km of tunnel as part of lot 4 of metro line 1 in Turin. Excavation ... More Information

Spain and Morocco Revive Fixed Link Project under Gibraltar Strait

Spain and Morocco Revive Fixed Link Project under Gibraltar StraitThe project to link Spain and Morocco with a tunnel beneath the Gibraltar Strait has been revived at a recent summit held on 9th ... More Information

Happy Holidays

For your interest, we are listing below précis of our latest printed publications, each of which is available in downloadable pdf format, and makes a very good read. Underground Mining ... More Information

Fibre Reinforcement from SI Concrete Systems

Fibre Reinforcement from SI Concrete SystemsFibermesh and Novocon are two of the best-known brand names in fibre reinforcement for shotcrete, and both come from SI Concrete Systems. By manufacturing ... More Information

Phoenix - Seals and Conveyor Belts

Phoenix - Seals and Conveyor BeltsPhoenix AG of Hamburg, Germany is a specialist producer of rubber-based products for mining, tunnelling and industrial use. For decades, the company has ... More Information

Marti Technics to Supply TBM for San Pedro Tunnel

Marti Technics to Supply TBM for San Pedro TunnelSwiss logistics and engineering specialist Marti Technics Ltd will supply a TBM to UTE San Pedro, a JV set up by Sando, Aldesa, Tapusa and Copasa, to ... More Information

NFM Technologies Delivers First TBM for Canton Metro

NFM Technologies Delivers First TBM for Canton MetroNFM Technologies, the Wirth Group's sister company, has delivered during week 47 the first of two TBMs for the Canton metro in China. The first ... More Information

EU Gives Green Light to Financing of Júcar-Vinalopó Transfer

EU Gives Green Light to Financing of Júcar-Vinalopó Water TransferThe European Union has decided to finance the Júcar-Vinalopó water transfer scheme, further to receiving the environmental ... More Information

Trans Apennine Milestone

Trans Apennine MilestoneThe 6.25 m-diameter Wirth TB 630 E/TS TBM driving the 10 km-long Ginori exploration tunnel on Italy's Trans Apennine railway has broken through on time, after three years ... More Information

Four Atlas Copco Drill Rigs at Work in Vielha

Four Atlas Copco Drill Rigs at Work in VielhaThe existing Vielha tunnel, named Alfonso XIII, was inaugurated in 1948 and was developed during the reign of King Alfonso XIII. It is over 5,240 m in ... More Information

Lovat TBM Breaks Through First LRT Extension Tunnel in Edmonton

Lovat TBM Breaks Through First LRT Extension Tunnel in EdmontonA Lovat EPB TBM broke through to the University LRT station on 8th November, completing the 293 m-long southbound tunnel of Edmonton's ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information