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USA - Three teams shortlisted for HRBT Extension Project

USA - Three teams shortlisted for HRBT Extension Project

Three private-sector teams will be invited to submit technical proposals and prices to design and construct improvements to the I-64 (Interstate 64) corridor between I-664 in Hampton and ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - EPSF go ahead with the preliminary safety dossier

On April 27th, the EPSF (Public Railway Safety Establishment) approved the preliminary safety file concerning the infrastructure of the cross-border section, in application of Decree 2006-1279 on ... More Information

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum

BART to San Jose General Engineering Consultant Information Forum Date: Tuesday, May 15 Location: San Jose Convention Center 408 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, California The Santa ... More Information

Assembly of Millicent and Ursula nearing completion

Assembly of Millicent and Ursula nearing completion

The assembly of Tideway’s two largest Tunnel Boring Machines has reached a key milestone with their most important components now attached, as the start of tunnelling on London’s new ... More Information

Thames Tideway named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018

Thames Tideway named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018

Tideway, the company building London’s super sewer, has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 with its Chief Executive Officer Andy Mitchell a finalist in the Gender ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2019

Call of Abstracts The 14th International Conference entitled “Underground Construction Prague 2019’’ will be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, on ... More Information

Upcoming railway projects in Norway

On 19.04.2018 the Bane NOR's Railway Tender Conference 2018 was held in Oslo. The conference focused on facilitating meetings between main contractors and suppliers within the field of railway and ... More Information

Remote control your Epiroc Scooptram with new automation package

Remote control your Epiroc Scooptram with new automation package

For greater safety and efficiency in underground mining, Epiroc releases a number of automation features for the Scooptram underground loader. The Scooptram Automation Regular package allows the ... More Information

Tunprotec Seminar

Tunprotec Seminar

Join our Tunnel Seminar in Spain - May 22nd to May 24th 2018 SCOPE - Recently VID Fire-Kill secured a large tunnel project in Asia, as our TUNPROTEC® System offered the technically best and ... More Information

TERRATEC EPBMs pushing the envelope in Bangkok

TERRATEC EPBMs pushing the envelope in Bangkok

TERRATEC ’s tight r adius TBMs are enabling a highly challenging project alignment for Bangkok ’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority in one of the city’s busiest downtown areas. ... More Information

Modernisation of Rokycany-Pilsen Railway Track section

Modernisation of Rokycany-Pilsen Railway Track section

In October last year the contractor Metrostav,  using a  Herrenknecht S-799 TBM, with a convertible 9,890 mm diameter multi-mode TBM completed the excavation of the 4150 m Ejpovice ... More Information

High Quality TBM Solutions from Canada made in China

High Quality TBM Solutions from Canada made in China

Dubai (UAE)/Toronto (CDN)/Liaoyang (CN), April 2018 – Founded in 1972, Lovat has been a renowned and leading TBM manufacturer for more than 45 years until now. Specialised in mixed/soft ... More Information

DAT – Press Release

DAT – Press Release

DAT INSTRUMENTS INTRODUCES DAT WIDELOG DATA LOGGER WITH NEW LARGE 18.5-INCH MONITOR DAT WideLog Eliminates Need For Multiple Data Loggers with Single Data Logger Capable Of Executing And ... More Information

Robbins Webinar: Is Your TBM in a Tight Spot? How to Get Through Squeezing Ground, Rock Bursting and More!

Robbins Webinar: Is Your TBM in a Tight Spot? How to Get Through Squeezing Ground, Rock Bursting and More!

Complimentary Webinar: Is Your TBM in a Tight Spot? How to Get Through Squeezing Ground, Rock Bursting and More - With Brad Grothen, Sindre Log Date: May 16, 2018 If you’ve ever faced ... More Information

WTC 2018 in Dubai – The Middle East consolidates its position as a powerful emergent market

WTC 2018 in Dubai – The Middle East consolidates its position as a powerful emergent market

Held in Dubai, from 21stto 26thApril by the Society of Engineers (SOE) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), the World Tunnel Congress and 44th ITA ... More Information

Arna-Stanghelle project

The main objective of the Arna -Stanghelle project, joint venture by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Norwegian railway company Bane Nor, is to build a safer and faster rail and ... More Information

IHC – Non- Radioactive Density Meter

IHC – Non- Radioactive Density Meter

INTRODUCTION The management of the slurry system in tunnelling projects plays an important part in the safety and efficiency of tunnelling projects. Whether the slurry is used for maintaining ... More Information

One year to go to WTC 2019!

One year to go to WTC 2019!

The World Tunnelling Congress 2019 will be held in Naples, Italy from 3rd to 9th of May 2019. A major event for the engineering and geotechnical sectors linked to tunnelling, promoted by the ... More Information

Cappuccini Tunnel

Cappuccini Tunnel

The Cappuccini gallery, is part of the tunnel works for the construction of the SS 1 Aurelia variant; access roads to the Savona harbour hub;  the interconnection between the Savona and ... More Information

MAPEI’s Middle East operations see a 4.36% increase in turnover in 2017

MAPEI Underground Technology Team (UTT) is fueling the company’s growth across the region thanks to a number of recent, high-profile successful projects, which have helped the company achieve a 4.36 per cent increase in the turnover in the Middle East in 2017 compared to 2016. More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2018

Today 23rd of April 2018 is the official opening of the World Tunnel Congress which is being held in Dubai, UAE, at the World Trade Centre. The theme is ‘The Role of Underground Space in ... More Information

Datwyler latest newsletter

Datwyler latest newsletter

NEW FIBRE ANCHORED GASKETS - As a leader of innovations, Datwyler has now enhanced its  glued and ‘feet’-anchored gaskets. Following requests from their customers, they are now ... More Information

Robbins Blog - 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a TBM: A Checklist

Robbins Blog - 9 Things to Consider When Choosing a TBM: A Checklist

Posted by Doug Harding | Apr 16, 2018 | Insights in Brief Purchasing a Tunnel Boring Machine is no small consideration.  Many factors are equally important to the price, and they can mean ... More Information

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

Mapei Group acquire Fili & Forme Srl

On April 4th 2018, Mapei Group acquired FILI & FORME Srl, a company that has been operating for more than 10 years in the building industry as part of  the Istrice brand. Fili & ... More Information

Route 2020 in Dubai 50% complete

Route 2020 a joint project between Acciona and Gulermak has now completed 50% of the tunnel drilling works of the project.  Acciona and Gulermak are jointly responsible for the civil ... More Information

Transbay Program Phase 2 Downtown Rail Extension (DTX)

Transbay Program Phase 2 Downtown Rail Extension (DTX)

The approximately $6 billion Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension (TTC/DTX) project in San Francisco consists of following three interconnected elements. A replacement of the the ... More Information

Fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador

Fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador

A study on a fixed link from Newfoundland to Labrador, funded by the province and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, was completed by Memorial University's Leslie Harris Centre of Regional ... More Information

Revisiting the Chamber of Horrors

To qualify for the tunnelbuilder Chamber of Horrors, a project must have set out for the Hall of Fame and lost its way. The list we have is by no means complete, because failures in tunnels are ... More Information

Moretrench Inc Acquisition update

Further to its announcement on 5 January 2018, Keller today announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Moretrench Inc., a geotechnical contracting company operating ... More Information

Video update on the build of London's new super sewer

March has been a productive month for Tideway with work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel making huge strides ahead of the start of tunnelling later this year. Tunnel Boring Machines, Millicent and ... More Information

Still time to register for the WTC 2018 Short Course!

Still time to register for the WTC 2018 Short Course!

WTC 2018: Short course on the Main Opportunities and Technical Issues in Tunnelling The United Nations estimates that by 2050, around 70% of all people will live in cities. Managing urban areas has ... More Information

Revisiting the Comedy of Errors

Strange things sometimes happen at tunnelling sites. Maybe they are not so funny at the time, and nobody wants to talk about them. Then, as the years go by, the tale will unfold, embellished by ... More Information

Revisiting the Theatre of Dreams

At tunnelbuilder we have decided to visit some of our past readers submissions about tunnelling successes and mishaps.  We are also going to look at what tunnellers thought may or may not ... More Information

TBMs ordered for Melbourne Metro

Four giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start arriving early next year to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel that will transform Melbourne’s transport network.   Minister for ... More Information

Melbourne Metro

Melbourne Metro

Be brought right up to date about the Melbourne Metro tunnelling project by reading their latest newsletter here. 14/18 More Information

Follo Line Project update

Follo Line Project update

Almost 2/3 of the Follo line tunnel has now been completed by, the joint venture between Ghella and Acciona. They have bored 24,000 m through extremely hard rock which has been interspersed with ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information