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Four Road Headers Now Work on Cross City Tunnel in Sydney

Four Road Headers Now Work on Cross City Tunnel in SydneyFour roadheaders are now tunnelling underneath Sydney to build the Cross City Tunnel (CCT). Since the first machine started work on 19th May, ... More Information

Dateline Underground Construction 2003

Dateline Underground Construction 2003It's high time to make travel plans for the UC 2003 conference and exhibition, which takes place at ExCeL, London on 24-25th September. ExCeL is at the old ... More Information

Busy Time for Robbins

Busy Time for RobbinsIn the US, the first of two Robbins TBMs has started on the 14km long Nancy Creek sewer tunnel in Atlanta, GA, while a Robbins 5.6 m-diameter hard rock machine at Chicago TARP ... More Information

Geokon - world-class geotechnical instrumentation

Geokon - world-class geotechnical instrumentationGeokon is the most successful designer and manufacturer of vibrating wire geotechnical instrumentation, with a line of products that is unsurpassed ... More Information

Spanish Tunnellers Rescued from Guadarrama Tunnel

Spanish Tunnellers Rescued from Guadarrama TunnelThirty-four workers have been rescued after being trapped by fire for five hours on 6th August in the Guadarrama railway tunnel under construction on ... More Information

New Concept in Lighting Control from Mayer

New Concept in Lighting Control from MayerMayer International (UK) Ltd has introduced an advanced new concept in automated light switching technology for road tunnels. Known as System-1600, it ... More Information

Muck Cars Designed by CSM Bessac Receive Innovation Award

Muck Cars Designed by CSM Bessac Receive Innovation AwardThe Roll and Rock process designed by CSM Bessac, a small-to-midsize TBM maker based near Toulouse, France has received a French construction ... More Information

Wirth Completes Shaft II in Sedrun for Gotthard Base Tunnel in Record Time

Wirth Completes Shaft II in Sedrun for Gotthard Base Tunnel in Record TimeThe breakthrough by a Wirth shaft boring machine of the tunnel floor level on 23rd June, 2003 marked another milestone at ... More Information

Crossrail Gets Green Light

Crossrail Gets Green LightThe UK government has given the go-ahead for the £10 billion Crossrail project that will link east and west London. But transport Secretary Alistair Darling has again ... More Information

Herrenknecht Reports Growth

Herrenknecht Reports GrowthHerrenknecht AG, in its 2002 Annual Report, has reported sales in excess of €300 million for the first time, consolidating its position as market leader in TBM ... More Information

Putzmeister Contribute to Building Taiwanese HSR in Record Time

Putzmeister Contribute to Building Taiwanese HSR in Record TimeA 345 km high speed railway is under construction in Taiwan between capital Taipeh and Kaohsiung in the south. Numerous Putzmeister ... More Information

Chancellor Schröder Inaugurates Germany's Longest Road Tunnel

Chancellor Schröder Inaugurates Germany's Longest Road TunnelChancellor Gerhard Schröder inaugurated on 5th July the nearly 8 km-long Rennsteig tunnel, Germany's longest road tunnel linking ... More Information

Mühlhäuser - world leader in transportation engineering

Mühlhäuser - world leader in transportation engineeringWesterschelde and Elbe highway tunnels; Athens, Singapore and Barcelona metros; Lesotho, New York and Isafahan water tunnels; ... More Information

Putzmeister and Sika Form Strategic Alliance

Putzmeister and Sika Form Strategic AllianceSika AG, Baar, Switzerland, a chemical specialities company, and Putzmeister AG, Aichtal, Germany have entered into a strategic global alliance in the ... More Information

Cat Launches 325 CCR Tunnel Excavator

Cat Launches 325 CCR Tunnel ExcavatorThe new 164 kw 35t Cat 325 CCR, with a swing radius of only 1.9 m, is designed specifically for tunnelling. It has a robust undercarriage, and a full size ... More Information

First TBM Starts Line 9 of Barcelona Metro

First TBM Starts Line 9 of Barcelona MetroAn Earth Pressure Balance shield built by NFM Technologies, Wirth's sister company based in Lyon, started driving line 9 in Barcelona from Can Zam in Santa ... More Information

High Speed Tunnel Starts in Bologna

High Speed Tunnel Starts in BolognaPietro Lunardi, the Italian minister for infrastructure and transport, Vasco Errani, the president of the Emilia-Romagna region, Vittorio Prodi, the president of ... More Information

Developing DSL Broadband

Developing DSL BroadbandAccess to DSL Broadband is increasing rapidly, allowing us to install downloadable publications for more tunnelbuilder readers. However, the spread of DSL is not uniform. ... More Information

Two Wirth EPB Shields for Shiraz Metro - ir/19

Two Wirth EPB Shields for Shiraz Metro - ir/19The Wirth Group's sister company NFM Technologies will deliver two Earth Pressure Balance TBMs to the Shiraz Urban Railway Organization for the Shiraz ... More Information

France Confirms Lyon-Turin High Speed Link

France Confirms Lyon-Turin High Speed LinkFrench prime minister Raffarin confirmed to Italian premier Berlusconi France's commitment to build the Lyon-Turin high speed line, loosening the strained ... More Information

Putzmeister - speed and precision in shotcrete placement

Putzmeister - speed and precision in shotcrete placementFor many years the Putzmeister Wetkret 103 has been the standard wet shotcrete jumbo for tunnels, having made its reputation on durability, ... More Information

Robbins Receives Order for Three Machines for Kárahnjúkar Hydro Project

Robbins Receives Order for Three Machines for Kárahnjúkar Hydro ProjectUS TBM manufacturer, The Robbins Company, has received an order for three hard rock TBMs from Italian contractor Impregilo ... More Information

Zürich Thalwil Tunnel Inaugurated

Zürich Thalwil Tunnel InauguratedSwiss transport minister Moritz Leuenberger inaugurated the second double-track line Zürich-Thalwil on 6th June, 2003. This 10.7 km line allows long-distance ... More Information

Halcrow sponsors tunnelintelligence.com

Halcrow sponsors tunnelintelligence.comHalcrow Group is taking up a foundation sponsorship of tunnelintelligence.com, the industry's most-visited bids and awards website. The company is an ... More Information

Herrenknecht TBM Tackles Gotthard Base Tunnel from North

Herrenknecht TBM Tackles Gotthard Base Tunnel from NorthThe AGN JV between Murer and Strabag started excavation of the Gotthard base tunnel from the north side at the Amsteg jobsite on 27th May, ... More Information

Hsuehshan Tunnel Section Breaks Through

Hsuehshan Tunnel Section Breaks ThroughTaiwan's Premier Yu Shyi-kun presided over on 31st May, 2003 the breakthrough ceremony of the 5.7 km western section of the maintenance and emergency gallery ... More Information

Normet Celebrates Launching of Spraymec 7110 WPC at Intermat

Normet Celebrates Launching of Spraymec 7110 WPC at IntermatIntermat 2003 exhibition held in Paris 13th to 17th May, 2003 has been the occasion for Normet to launch its novelty - Spraymec 7110 WPC ... More Information

Atlas Copco Displays Impressive Product Line at Intermat

Atlas Copco Displays Impressive Product Line at IntermatAtlas Copco has been at the forefront at the big Intermat show held in Paris 13th to 17th May, 2003. Among the highlights from the Atlas Copco ... More Information

Extensive Geological Campaign Under Way for Stuttgart 21

Extensive Geological Campaign Under Way for Stuttgart 21Stuttgart 21 is one of Deutsche Bahn's largest projects consisting mainly of a comprehensive redesign of Stuttgart's dead-end central station, ... More Information

Mott MacDonald sponsors tunnelintelligence.com

Mott MacDonald sponsors tunnelintelligence.comMott MacDonald is taking up a foundation sponsorship of tunnelintelligence.com, the industry's favourite bids and awards website from tunnelbuilder. ... More Information

EuroTest Survey Assesses Safety in 25 European Road Tunnels

EuroTest Survey Assesses Safety in 25 European Road TunnelsThe survey "Safety in Road Tunnels 2003" carried out by several European motoring associations for the European ADAC motoring consortium ... More Information

Atlas Copco at Intermat 2003

Atlas Copco at Intermat 2003Visitors to this year's Intermat exhibition which will be held in Paris 13th to 17th May will be greeted by an array of equipment from the Swedish manufacturer Atlas ... More Information

Meet IPS at Amsterdam

Meet IPS at AmsterdamIPS, the supplier of specialist personnel to tunnelling projects, has improved its website so that vacancies and available personnel can now be searched by department. This ... More Information

Madrid Metrosur Commissioned on Schedule - es/24

Madrid Metrosur Commissioned on Schedule - es/24Madrid, Friday 11th April, 2003 Metrosur was officially opened today, completing the Madrid Metro 1999-2003 extension programme in just 40 months. ... More Information

Northbound Tunnel Opening for Boston's Big Dig

Northbound Tunnel Opening for Boston's Big DigThe 2.4 km northbound tunnel on Interstate 93 opened to motorists on 30th March. The tunnel runs under Atlantic Avenue starting near South Station. The ... More Information

Loan agreement for Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project

On December 22, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in Kathmandu, the capital city, to provide a ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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