Tunnelbuilder Promoting the world's tunnelling industry to a huge qualified audience

View the Spanish Tunnelbuilder website View the Italian Tunnelbuilder website

Archive - News

Featured News

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

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

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