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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

Robbins Double-shield TBM Breaks Through Quarry Tunnel in Italy

Robbins Double-shield TBM Breaks Through Quarry Tunnel in ItalyA 150 m-long Robbins double-shield TBM broke through on 31st May, 2005 the tunnel linking the raw material quarries with the ... More Information

Second Guadarrama Tunnel Breaks Through

Second Guadarrama Tunnel Breaks ThroughThe Ministry of public works concluded on 1st June, 2005 after almost three years of work the excavation across the Guadarrama mountain range of the second of ... More Information

Les Vaches du Viande - not for Vegetarians

Comedy of ErrorsLes Vaches du Viande - not for VegetariansOn 13th June 2005, five cows took shelter from thunderstorms in the Viande tunnel, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. Next morning, they were found ... More Information

1 Herrenknecht, 1 Lovat for Istanbul LRT and Metro

1 Herrenknecht, 1 Lovat for Istanbul LRT and MetroThe Otogar-Bagcilar LRT system project in Istanbul consists of three double-tube tunnels. The first double-tube tunnel will be constructed from ... More Information

Vietnam Opens Hai Van Tunnel

Vietnam Opens Hai Van TunnelPrime minister Phan Van Khai officially opened on 5th June, 2005 the Hai Van tunnel, which links the central province of Thua Thien Hue to the north and Da Nang City to ... More Information

Mega TBM for Madrid M-30

Mega TBM for Madrid M-30Monday 6th June saw the factory acceptance trials of the world's largest diameter TBM at the Herrenknecht home plant in Schwanau, southern Germany. Leading the client ... More Information

EuroTAP to Assess 150 Road Tunnels in Europe

EuroTAP to Assess 150 Road Tunnels in EuropeSince 1999, EuroTest, the joint test organisation of the European automobile clubs, investigates the safety level in road tunnels throughout Europe. ... More Information

Fire in Frejus Tunnel Kills Two

Fire in Frejus Tunnel Kills TwoTwo people died on Saturday 4th June, 2005 when a truck carrying tyres caught fire inside the 12.9 km-long 9 m-wide Frejus tunnel, shutting off a major route under ... More Information

Robbins TBM to Excavate Venaus Exploratory Tunnel on Lyon-Turin HSL

Robbins TBM to Excavate Venaus Exploratory Tunnel on Lyon-Turin HSLA Robbins high performance open type hard rock TBM will be used by the CMC-led JV including Strabag, Bentini Costruzioni, Cogeis ... More Information

International Congress on Safety Criteria and Innovations in Tunnels

International Congress on Safety Criteria and Innovations in TunnelsThe international congress on Safety Criteria and Innovations in Tunnels will be celebrated in the Congress Palace in Gijon, ... More Information

Conference on the Lyon-Turin Transalpine Line

Conference on the Lyon-Turin Transalpine LineURIS AR, the Regional Union of Engineers and Scientists of the Ain and Rhone departments (France), organises on 9th and 10th June, 2005 a conference on ... More Information

Cogemacoustic – ventilating the underground environment

Cogemacoustic – ventilating the underground environmentCogemacoustic, the specialist manufacturer of underground ventilation and dust extraction equipment, has developed an enviable reputation for ... More Information

Lovat TBM for Krolsky Tunnel in Siberia

Lovat TBM for Krolsky Tunnel in SiberiaRussian contractor Bamtonnelstroy of Krasnoryarsk took delivery three months ahead of schedule of their new TBM 'Martha', a 9.5 m-diameter hard rock machine ... More Information

Bolivia Inaugurates Misicuni Tunnel

Bolivia Inaugurates Misicuni TunnelThe 19.5 km trans-Andean tunnel to transport water from the Misicuni river in the Andes mountain range in Bolivia, the world's most infamous and slowest tunnel, ... More Information

Historic Tunnel Breakthrough at Loetschberg

Historic Tunnel Breakthrough at LoetschbergWorkers have blasted their way through the final metres of rock on 28th April, 2005 to pierce the 34.6 km Loetschberg rail tunnel, a key component of ... More Information

Tunnelling Equipment for Sale

Tunnelling Equipment for SaleA JV of Razel, Bouygues and Spie Batignolles TPCI sells a CSM Bessac TBM and associated equipment fabricated in 2001, used on the Blagis-Cachan sewer tunnel built for ... More Information

Two Atlas Copco L2 C Drill Rigs at Arlaban Tunnel

Two Atlas Copco L2 C Drill Rigs at Arlaban TunnelHighway AP-1 Eibar-Vitoria in Spain's Basque region spans 46.2 km, whereof 31.9 km in Gipuzkoa province and 14.3 in Alava province. The highway has ... More Information

NFM Technologies Wins Contract for 2 TBMs for Road Tunnel in Wuhan, China

NFM Technologies Wins Contract for 2 TBMs for Road Tunnel in Wuhan, ChinaNFM Technologies, part of the Wirth group, has been awarded a contract by the China Railway Tunnel Group for the design, ... More Information

Herrenknecht Extends Market Range with New Company Herrenknecht Vertical

Herrenknecht Extends Market Range with New Company Herrenknecht VerticalTo make the company ready for the future, Herrenknecht extends its technological and market range. The newly founded ... More Information

IPS to Supply TBM Specialists to Skanska Vinci JV for Hallandsas Tunnel

IPS to Supply TBM Specialists to Skanska Vinci JV for Hallandsas TunnelOn Friday 8th April, 2005, a Letter of Intent for the supply of TBM specialists has been signed between IPS and Skanska Vinci ... More Information

Third International Conference on Traffic and Safety in Road Tunnels to be Held in May

Third International Conference on Traffic and Safety in Road Tunnels to be Held in MayThe 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Safety in Road Tunnels - Developments and Trends in Equipment ... More Information

Model of Wirth TBM for Castellanza Tunnel on Exhibit at Samoter

Model of Wirth TBM for Castellanza Tunnel on Exhibit at SamoterIn Lombardy, Italy the Malpensa airport is connected to Milan by the Malpensa Express, operated by the private railway company Ferrovie ... More Information

NFM Technologies TBM Completes Tunnelling on First Metro Line in Turin

NFM Technologies TBM Completes Tunnelling on First Metro Line in Turin'Valeria', a second hand NFM Technologies TBM, broke through into Porta Nuova station on 19th March, 2005. This completes ... More Information

At last, tunnelbuilder in Italian!

At last, tunnelbuilder in Italian!Another milestone along the information superhighway has been reached with the launch of tunnelbuilder in Italian. Apart from its stand-alone status, the new ... More Information

First Boart Longyear-AMV Mining and Tunnelling Jumbos Ready for Industrial Production

First Boart Longyear-AMV Mining and Tunnelling Jumbos Ready for Industrial ProductionBoart Longyear and the Norwegian tunnelling equipment manufacturer Andersens Mek. Verksted (AMV) entered a year ... More Information

Sicily's A20 - more tunnel than motorway

Hall of FameSicily's A20 - more tunnel than motorway On 21st December, 2004 the 41.2 km Furiano-Castelbuono section was opened to complete the A20 Messina-Palermo motorway in Sicily, Italy. On the ... More Information

Full Success for CSM Bessac First EPB TBM

Full Success for CSM Bessac First EPB TBMJust less than nine months have been required to complete the last downstream section of the VL10 sewer, which will bring wastewater into the Valenton ... More Information

Italian Renaissance

Italian RenaissanceThe revival in the fortunes of the Italian tunnelling industry over the last ten years is remarkable, with some 100 projects now listed in the tunnelbuilder.com Archive. The whole ... More Information

Tunnels are Safer than Roads

Tunnels are Safer than RoadsAltogether, there are more than 200 km of tunnels on the Spanish road network and there are 70 km under construction or study. Technicians involved in tunnel ... More Information

Atlas Copco Strengthens Presence in Asia

Atlas Copco Strengthens Presence in Asia Atlas Copco has received approval from the Chinese Authorities to convert its 92% equity joint venture, Nanjing Atlas Copco Construction Machinery Ltd, into ... More Information

Real-Scale Fire Demonstration in Italian Tunnel

Real-Scale Fire Demonstration in Italian TunnelSince September 2002, motorway company Autostrada del Brennero has been taking part in the UPTUN (UPgrading of existing TUNnels) project, started ... More Information

Smopyc Becomes a Key Event

Smopyc Becomes a Key EventThe 13th edition of Smopyc, the international show of public works, construction and mining machinery, was held in Saragossa, Spain from 1st to 5th March, 2005. The event ... More Information

Long Rail Tunnel Holes Through in Japan

Long Rail Tunnel Holes Through in JapanThe last metre of bedrock marking the breakthrough of the Hakkoda tunnel was blasted on Sunday 27th February, 2005 at an official ceremony, drawing cheers ... More Information

Juan Carlos I Tunnel Breaks Through in Vielha

Juan Carlos I Tunnel Breaks Through in VielhaThe junction between the two drives of the new Vielha tunnel in Aran valley in the Spanish Pyrenees was made at 12:57 pm on 2nd March, 2005. The new ... More Information

Odebrecht Readies Wirth Double Shield TBM in Ecuador - ec/18

Odebrecht Readies Wirth Double Shield TBM in Ecuador - ec/18The San Francisco hydroelectric power project is located 15 km east of the town of Banos on the Pastaza river in central Ecuador. When ... 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