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Robbins Receives Order for Two TBMs for Canadian Job

Robbins Receives Order for Two TBMs for Canadian JobThe Robbins Company received an order for two hard rock TBMs from the Bilfinger Berger / Frucon JV, which will be used to drill the ... More Information

Delhi Opens First Underground Metro Section

Delhi Opens First Underground Metro SectionPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on 19th December, 2004 inaugurated the first underground section of the New Delhi metro, a move expected to cut pollution ... More Information

Spain and France Boost Rail Crossing Project across Central Pyrenees

Spain and France Boost Rail Crossing Project across Central PyreneesAt the Spanish-French summit held in Saragossa on 7th December, 2004 the rail project to cross the central Pyrenees through a base ... More Information

Sireg Geotechnical Products

Sireg Geotechnical ProductsFor nearly 70 years, Italian manufacturer Sireg has been supplying in the geotechnical field, and is now the market leader in thermoplastic-based products. These include ... More Information

Space Technology to Detect Threats to Sites on Earth

Space Technology to Detect Threats to Sites on Earth Vancouver engineers for Amec, the UK engineering services firm, began working to test a down-to-earth use for Satellite Earth Observation ... More Information

World Premiere in Tunnel Lighting with LEDs in Canada

World Premiere in Tunnel Lighting with LEDs in CanadaCanada-based Dellux Technologies certainly challenges common standards in the industry with its Intelligent Tunnel Lightingâ„¢ (ITL) system, a ... More Information

KHI Receives Order for Four Slurry TBMs for Circle Line Section in Singapore - sg/15

KHI Receives Order for Four Slurry TBMs for Circle Line Section in Singapore - sg/15Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has won an order from Taisei for four slurry-type shield TBMs for delivery between ... More Information

Mechanical Shaft Construction Uses Herrenknecht VSM

Mechanical Shaft Construction Uses Herrenknecht VSMIn Kuwait, the first Herrenknecht VSM mechanical shaftsinking rig recently completed a 25 m-deep x 8 m-diameter microtunnelling launch shaft in ... More Information

Headrace Tunnel is Completed at Tala Hydro Project

Headrace Tunnel is Completed at Tala Hydro ProjectDespite fearing yet another delay, the 23 km headrace tunnel of the Tala hydro power project in Bhutan was completed on 8th November, 2004. The ... More Information

All-weather Work at Karahnjukar with Heavy-duty Machinery

All-weather Work at Karahnjukar with Heavy-duty Machinery The Vatnajökull glacier in the northeast of Iceland is an area which can only be accessed under great difficulty. In the winter months from ... More Information

Stockholm's Southern Link Opens

Stockholm's Southern Link OpensSodra Lanken, Stockholm's south ring road, opened on 24th October. It is a 6 km infrastructure, comprising two main parallel 4.5 km tunnels and multiple access ... More Information

Madrid's Second Railway Connection to Open in June 2006

Madrid's Second Railway Connection to Open in June 2006The new railway connection for suburban lines C-3 and C-4 between Atocha and Chamartin railway stations in Madrid is mainly a 7,425 m tunnel, ... More Information

Soumagne Tunnel Breaks Through

Soumagne Tunnel Breaks ThroughBelgium's longest tunnel, between Chênée and Soumagne in Liege province, has holed through on 20th October, 2004 joining the Bay-Bonnet and Vaux-sous-Chèvremont ... More Information

MHI-Duro Felguera To Build TBM for Contract 4 of Pajares Tunnel - es/55

MHI-Duro Felguera To Build TBM for Contract 4 of Pajares Tunnel - es/55MHI-Duro Felguera, S.A., the company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Duro Felguera, clinched a contract ... More Information

Public Consultation for HATS

Public Consultation for HATSThe Hong Kong government is undertaking a public consultation exercise on the way forward for the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2. This consultation exercise ... More Information

Reliable hosting packages on our new tunnelbuilder servers

Reliable hosting packages on our new tunnelbuilder serversTunnelbuilder has three years experience in website hosting, and now looks after 35 client companies. Our latest Linux servers are powered ... More Information

Robbins Receives Two TBM orders for Dahuofang Water Transfer Project in China

Robbins Receives Two TBM orders for Dahuofang Water Transfer Project in ChinaIn the first half of 2004, Robbins received an order for two 8 m open TBMs for the Duhuofang water transfer in Liaoning ... More Information

Correction: Robbins Signs Cooperation Agreement with Dalian Heavy Industrial

Correction: Robbins Signs Cooperation Agreement with Dalian Heavy IndustrialThere is a correction to our piece of news regarding The Robbins Company published in E-News Weekly 40/2004, p.1 dated ... More Information

MS - separation equipment for slurry tunnelling projects

MS - separation equipment for slurry tunnelling projectsFrench manufacturer MS has been at the forefront of separation plant design and manufacture for more than 30 years, having supplied some of ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

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