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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

Longest Horizontal Water Abstraction Well

Hall of FameLongest Horizontal Water Abstraction WellIn 2004 the precision horizontal directional drilling contractor Longbore drilled a 600 m-long blind well in London, UK using a directional ... More Information

Two Herrenknecht TBMs for the Jucar-Vinalopo Water Scheme

Two Herrenknecht TBMs for the Jucar-Vinalopo Water SchemeThe Jucar-Vinalopo aqueduct will transfer 80 million cubic metres of water a year from the Jucar river to the Upper and Medium Vinalopo, ... More Information

Fast and Safe at Brixlegg

Fast and Safe at BrixleggThe client, Brenner Eisenbahn, awarded a contract in May 2004 for the construction of the 3.5 km Brixlegg tunnel, which is part of the Lower Inn Valley railway in Austria. ... More Information

Skanska - behind the UK's most prestigious underground projects

Skanska - behind the UK's most prestigious underground projectsThe Tunnelling Division of Skanska UK Civil Engineering, incorporating the tunnelling activities of Cementation UK, is a most ... More Information

Wirth TBE Breaks Through First Uetliberg Tunnel in Switzerland

Wirth TBE Breaks Through First Uetliberg Tunnel in SwitzerlandWirth's Tunnel Bore Extender (TBE), an innovative tunnelling system, broke through the first bore of the Uetliberg tunnel on 1st ... More Information

Herrenknecht TBM Breaks Through DTSS Tunnel T-05 in Singapore

Herrenknecht TBM Breaks Through DTSS Tunnel T-05 in SingaporeSembcorp Engineers and Constructors successfully completed the 12.3 km Kranji tunnel as part of Contract T-05 for the Public Utilities ... More Information

New Record for NFM Technologies TBM

New Record for NFM Technologies TBM'Besi', the 11.95 m-diameter TBM supplied by NFM Technologies (Wirth Group) for the excavation of Line 9 of the Barcelona metro, has just established a new world ... More Information

Low Road to Orkney - a ferry story

Theatre of DreamsLow Road to Orkney - a ferry storyProposals to build a 11.2 km long subsea tunnel across the Pentland Firth linking Orkney to the Scottish mainland were presented to the Orkney ... More Information

Barcelona Metro Service Tunnel Collapses

Barcelona Metro Service Tunnel CollapsesOn 27th January a major collapse occurred on a 233 m-long service tunnel under NATM construction as part of line 5 extension to Spain's Barcelona metro, ... More Information

Testing Verifies Creep Resistance of Steel Fibre Concrete

Testing Verifies Creep Resistance of Steel Fibre ConcreteAs a world leader in steel fibre technology, Bekaert operates a fully serviced concrete laboratory capable of testing all types of fibre ... More Information

Microtunnelling System For Immediate Sale

Microtunnelling System For Immediate SaleUsed Herrenknecht AVN 500 microtunnelling system for sale with 665 mm-diameter machine and range of additional equipment, from job site in Ventspils, Latvia. ... More Information

Robbins Breakthrough in Singapore

Robbins Breakthrough in SingaporeOn 26th January, 2005 Robbins 4.3 m-diameter double shield TBM 1413-301 broke through in Singapore. This completed the excavation of the second and final tunnel on ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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