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Robbins TBM Breaks Through Nancy Creek Tunnel - us/60

Robbins TBM Breaks Through Nancy Creek Tunnel - us/60A Robbins TBM has broken through on 27th September to a construction shaft, thus connecting the two sections of the 13 km Nancy Creek sewer ... More Information

MHI-Duro Felguera Receives Order for World Biggest TBM - es/104

MHI-Duro Felguera Receives Order for World Biggest TBM - es/104FCC and ACS Dragados have placed a EUR40 million order with MHI-Duro Felguera for the supply of possibly the world's biggest EPB ... More Information

World's Fifth Longest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Taiwan - tw/14

World's Fifth Longest Road Tunnel Breaks Through in Taiwan - tw/14Taiwan on 16th September, 2004 celebrated the final breakthrough, the eighth of its kind since 2000, of what is the world's 5th ... More Information

Atlas Copco Completes Acquisition of Baker Hughes Mining Tools

Atlas Copco Completes Acquisition of Baker Hughes Mining ToolsAtlas Copco North America Inc. has completed its acquisition of Baker Hughes Mining Tools, a division of Hughes Christensen, a division ... More Information

British Tunnel Projects Face Long Road Ahead

British Tunnel Projects Face Long Road AheadThree major British tunnel projects have been slowed by extensive environmental requirements and funding issues.A public inquiry into the GBP150 million ... More Information

Portland's West Side Big Pipe North Drive is Completed

Portland's West Side Big Pipe North Drive is CompletedA Herrenknecht Mixshield TBM named Lewis (machine S-232) has broken through on 31st August into Confluent shaft on Swan Island after a 4-month ... More Information

Dublin Port Tunnel Breaks Through

Dublin Port Tunnel Breaks ThroughThe Herrenknecht EPB TBM excavating the second tube of the Dublin Port tunnel broke through into the reception pit at Whitehall on the 18th August, 2004. The event ... More Information

Tunnel Collapse Kills 29 in India

Tunnel Collapse Kills 29 in IndiaTwenty-nine labourers have been killed on 2nd August after a tunnel shaft collapsed in the Himalayas as part of the works for the Tehri hydro project in the northern ... More Information

New Personnel Vehicle from Normet

New Personnel Vehicle from NormetThe new RBO is a pioneering vehicle designed and built from Normet's experience over 40 years of underground mobile equipment production. Extreme conditions call for ... More Information

Lovat TBM Breaks Through Upper Reach Tunnel of NEIS - us/29

Lovat TBM Breaks Through Upper Reach Tunnel of NEIS - us/29The Traylor / J. F. Shea / Frontier Kemper / Kenny joint venture broke through on 16th July the 3.3 km Upper Reach tunnel of the North East ... More Information

Atlas Copco to Acquire Baker Hughes Mining Tools

Atlas Copco to Acquire Baker Hughes Mining ToolsAtlas Copco North America Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Baker Hughes Mining Tools, a division of Hughes Christensen, a division of Baker ... More Information

Hook Fiber Goes Global

Hook Fiber Goes GlobalFrom its manufacturing base in Seoul, Korea, Hookfiber International Corporation (HIC) is bringing more competition into the steel fibre concrete and shotcrete reinforcement ... More Information

Robbins Breakthroughs in Sydney

Robbins Breakthroughs in SydneyTwo breakthroughs in two days, on July 27th and 29th, made for an eventful week on the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line project in Sydney, Australia. Thiess-Hochtief ... More Information

Wirth-NFM Group To Build TBM for Pajares Tunnel in Spain - es/55

Wirth-NFM Group To Build TBM for Pajares Tunnel in Spain - es/55The FCC / Necso JV has placed an order with the Wirth-NFM Technologies Group for one TBM to be used to drive one of the two parallel ... More Information

Wirth TBM Breaks Through Sabugal-Meimoa Water Tunnel

Wirth TBM Breaks Through Sabugal-Meimoa Water TunnelA Wirth hard rock TBM broke though a tunnel on 23rd June for the Rural Development and Irrigation Institute under the Portuguese Ministry of ... More Information

MHI Receives Order for Two TBMs from China - cn/28

MHI Receives Order for Two TBMs from China - cn/28Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received an order to supply two earth pressure balance shield tunnelling machines to China Construction First Group ... More Information

China and Argentina to Build Tunnel to Link Atlantic and Pacific - ar/20 & cl/24

China and Argentina to Build Tunnel to Link Atlantic and Pacific - ar/20 & cl/24China and Argentina signed on 29th June an agreement in principle for building a 13.9 km tunnel across the Andes ... More Information

Wirth / NFM Technologies Group Creates Subsidiary in Spain

Wirth / NFM Technologies Group Creates Subsidiary in SpainThe Wirth / NFM Technologies Group has created NFM-Wirth Service S.A., a subsidiary located in Madrid. The new company has been operational ... More Information

Railway Concessionaire Orders Perthus TBM with Option for Second Machine - fr/16 & es/21

Railway Concessionaire Orders Perthus TBM with Option for Second Machine - fr/16 & es/21Herrenknecht has received an order from TP Ferro, the concession company set up by ACS-Dragados of Spain ... More Information

Germany and Denmark Sign Declaration on Fixed Baltic Link

Germany and Denmark Sign Declaration on Fixed Baltic LinkThe German and Danish transport ministers, Manfred Stolpe and Flemming Hansen, signed on 23rd June a declaration to pursue a fixed road and ... More Information

Caterpillar to Hold Live Demo of Tunnelling Excavator

Caterpillar to Hold Live Demo of Tunnelling ExcavatorAfter the high-level attention the 325CR tunnelling excavator got at the Bauma fair in Munich, Cat will run a live tunnelling construction ... More Information

Nusantara Tunnel Project in Indonesia Needs Experts

Nusantara Tunnel Project in Indonesia Needs ExpertsPT Nusantara Tunnel Indonesia is currently preparing to construct a 33 km subsea twin tunnel crossing the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. The tunnel ... More Information

Gjerstad for toughness, durability, and a long working life

Gjerstad for toughness, durability, and a long working lifeMost people in the tunnelling industry associate the name Gjerstad with side-tipping buckets, an item that they have produced for nearly 40 ... More Information

At the Heart of the Lötschberg

At the Heart of the LötschbergTwenty minutes are necessary to cover the 7 km southward between the Mitholz entrance of the Lötschberg base tunnel and the worksite to Ferden. Consortium Satco, a JV ... More Information

Black Diamond Cutters Take on the World

Black Diamond Cutters Take on the WorldBlack Diamond Cutters, manufactured in the New South Wales town of Artarmon, Australia, have been a growing influence on Asia Pacific TBM projects over the ... More Information

Squeezing Ground Obliges to Innovate at Gotthard Base Tunnel

Squeezing Ground Obliges to Innovate at Gotthard Base TunnelThe 800 m Sedrun shaft enables to descend to the heart of the Gotthard base tunnel in 67 seconds, at a speed of 12 m/sec. The elevator has ... More Information

Harvey Parker - ITA President with a Mission

Harvey Parker - ITA President with a MissionDr Harvey W. Parker, PE, a tunnel and geotechnical engineer in private practice, has been elected to a three-year term as President of the International ... More Information

Spain Inaugurates First Phase of Test and R&D Tunnel

Spain Inaugurates First Phase of Test and R&D TunnelVicente Alvarez Areces, the president of Asturias in northern Spain, inaugurated on 25th May a EUR1.3 million high temperature fan test ... More Information

Goodbye WT, hello TTC!

Goodbye WT, hello TTC!April edition of World Tunnelling magazine was the last of the series, and the title has closed after some 150 issues. Launched in March, 1988, WT was well-received by both ... More Information

Sandvik Tamrock Wins Order for Tunnelling Jumbos - cn/61

Sandvik Tamrock Wins Order for Tunnelling Jumbos - cn/61Sandvik Tamrock has signed a supply contract with the Leighton-Kumagai JV to deliver five new Tamrock Axera tunnelling jumbos for Route 8 ... More Information

Four Cat 330C HD Special Application Excavators on the World's Longest Tunnelling Project

Four Cat 330C HD Special Application Excavators on the World's Longest Tunnelling ProjectThe Sedrun intermediate adit is one of the most spectacular sections of the 2 x 57 km Gotthard base tunnel in ... More Information

France and Italy Sign Lyon-Turin High Speed Rail Link Agreement

France and Italy Sign Lyon-Turin High Speed Rail Link AgreementFrance and Italy on 5th May signed an agreement on the financing of a EUR12 billion transalpine high speed rail link between the cities ... More Information

Austria and Italy Sign Agreement on Brenner Base Tunnel

Austria and Italy Sign Agreement on Brenner Base TunnelHubert Gorbach, the Austrian deputy chancellor and minister for transport, innovation and technology, and Pietro Lunardi, Italy's minister for ... More Information

EU Welcomes New TEN Guidelines

EU Welcomes New TEN GuidelinesThe European Parliament and Council adopted 30 priority projects of the Trans-European transport Network (TEN) on 21st April, a few days before the enlargement of the ... More Information

Lovat Launches TBM in Singapore

Lovat Launches TBM in SingaporeDowner Engineering has launched a refurbished 6.15 m-diameter Lovat TBM, model RMP242SE Series 18500, for the Singapore cable tunnel contract C302, section from West ... More Information

Annual Tunnel Test Results Disclosed as EU Adopts New Directive on Safety

Annual Tunnel Test Results Disclosed as EU Adopts New Directive on SafetyADAC, the German motoring club, has presented the results of its sixth annual tunnel test survey since 1999. This year's ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information