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Robbins White Papers

Robbins White Papers

If you need more in-depth explanations of Robbins products, browse through our white papers. These downloadable and printable papers, written by Robbins employees, cover everything from disc ... More Information

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

Norwegian Tunnel Safety Conference 2018

NORWEGIAN TUNNEL SAFETY CONFERENCE 2018 18 - 19 June 2018 in Stavanger, Norway Welcome and listen to the Norwegian view of tunnel safety. The NTSC’s unique approach brings together tunnel ... More Information

Future Trends in Infrastructure

Future Trends in Infrastructure

On the 15.05.2018 Pietro Salini, Chief Executive of Salini Impregilo spoke during a panel discussion called “Future Trends in Infrastructure”. The panel was organised and held at the ... More Information

Swedfan ventilation in China

Swedfan ventilation in China

SWEDFAN DELIVER VENTILATION TO KASHUANG WATER TUNNEL, CHINA. In the north-west corner of China in the Xinjiang province, tunnelling works have begun. This tunnel stretches along the Mongolian ... More Information

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

18th International Water Mist Conference – Event Page online now

The conference webpage for the 18th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) is now online if you wish book to attend! The event will take place in London, UK, on 19th and 20th September 2018. ... More Information

TfL granted powers to progress with Silvertown Tunnel

TfL granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the DfT "New river crossings are vital for the future prosperity of east London, and the scheme will have a substantial impact unlocking new jobs ... More Information

Two days left to enter Robbins Webinar

Two days left to enter Robbins Webinar

Event Information: Is Your TBM in A Tight Spot? How to Get Through Squeezing Ground, Rock Bursting, and More Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so ... More Information

The 30th Annual BTS Dinner 2018

The 30th Annual BTS Dinner 2018

The BTS dinner was held at The Brewery in London, and this year was its 30th anniversary as it began in 1989. The annual dinner is a popular event within the tunnelling industry. This year the ... More Information

New appointment at AECOM

New appointment at AECOM

AECOM's Design and Consulting Services group appoints Nasri Munfah as Director of Tunneling and Underground Engineering NEW YORK, (May 10, 2018) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated ... More Information

2018 North American Tunnelling Conference!

2018 North American Tunnelling Conference!

Register by May 25 to receive the best conference rate and save!   Don’t miss out on industry-leading FIELD TRIPS and SHORT COURSES at the 2018 North American Tunnelling Conference! ... More Information

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

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