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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

Bangladesh – Karnaphuli tunnel

In August 2015 the Government of Bangladesh awarded to the China Communication Construction Company Ltd the contract to build the Karnaphuli road tunnel  (3.5 km long, 10 m wide) in Chittagong, ... More Information

IRF Global R2T

A reminder about the abstract submission deadline The IRF Global R2T Expo & Conference.   The abstract submission deadline has been postponed to April 6, 2018, click here for more. ... More Information

VIP ready to talk TSG innovation at the WTC

VIP ready to talk TSG innovation at the WTC

VIP-Polymers Ltd is taking its latest innovation in tunnel segment gaskets - a major step forward in cast-in gasket design - to the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress in Dubai. The patented ... More Information

Robbins Complimentary Webinar

Robbins 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 mountainous tunneling ... More Information

TERRATEC marks record-breaking TBM advance in Istanbul

TERRATEC marks record-breaking TBM advance in Istanbul

In early March, Senbay Madencilik - Kolin - Kalyon JV achieved a record - breaking TBM production shift during excavation of the Dudullu - Bostancı Metro Line, in Istanbul .    At 7am, ... More Information

Robbins TBM uncovers Spectacular Cavern at Galerie des Janots

Robbins TBM uncovers Spectacular Cavern at Galerie des Janots

Workhorse Machine makes progress in Difficult Ground  A rebuilt Robbins 3.5 m (11.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM has yet another milestone to add to its storied career: an unexpected ... More Information

Milestone for the Semmering base tunnel (SBT) lot 2.1

Milestone for the Semmering base tunnel (SBT) lot 2.1

On 15 and 16.02.2018 Swietelsky Tunnelbau GmbH & Co KG, a subsidiary company of the Swietelsky group, reached an important milestone in the construction of the Froeschnitzgraben tunnel (SBT ... More Information

CBE Group reaches 200 automated plants worldwide

CBE Group reaches 200 automated plants worldwide

NORTH EAST BOUNDARY TUNNEL in the USA or the DUBAI DEEP STORM WATER project in the United Arab Emirates are two of the new projects signed by CBE Group at the beginning of the year. As active as ... More Information

Sydney Metro City & Southwest update

The first of five mega TBMS designed, built and to be delivered by Herrenknecht, will be in the ground before the end of this year to drive the twin 15.5km metro rail tunnels between Chatswood and ... More Information

Pickles: The Wirth Roadheader T3.20

Pickles is Australia’s leading asset remarketing organisation with thousands of assets available across vehicles, industrial, salvage and general goods. We’re currently taking EOIs for a Wirth roadheader T3.20. More Information

Twin Peaks Tunnel update

The Twin Peaks Tunnel  (3.54 km-2.2 miles) first opened for service on 03.02.1918, and still is a vital connection between downtown San Francisco (California, USA) and its southern and western ... More Information

India - Road Rehabilitation Projects approved for Jammu and Kashmir

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the rehabilitation and upgrading of  the Chenani - Sudhmahadev section of National Highway 244  to two lanes with paved shoulders ... More Information

Cabinet approves Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand

The Indian government on Tuesday approved a Rs 1,384 crore tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Char Dham’ project to connect the pilgrimage sites - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri ... More Information

The TBM Luz de America update

On 27.02.2018 the TBM Luz de America, one of the 3 machines used by Acciona in the Quito Metro Line 1 Consortium, reached its third station, La Magdalena. It travelled 1,700 m and installed 1,134 ... More Information

Completed second metro line in Rennes

On the 28.02.2018 the JV led by Dodin Campenon Bernard which included GTM Ouest and Botte Fondations, both subsidiaries of VINCI Construction France, along with Spie Batignolles TPCI, Spie ... More Information

Metro Line E - Lyon

Sytral, from November 2016 to January 2018, studied the feasibility of a new metro line connecting the center of Lyon to Alai station in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune (at the border between Francheville and ... More Information

Task force to examine the Tallinn tunnel project

On the basis of the final report published in February on the railway tunnel project between Helsinki and Tallinn, the FinEst Link, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has set up a ... More Information

AST Bochum - Just-in-time means "Immediately"

AST Bochum - Just-in-time means "Immediately"

Just-in-time delivery of materials and products becomes more and more important in our daily rush hour world. What this means for the working process, how much logistic work and what preparations ... More Information

Looking for Heavy Highway/Drilling Foreman

Industry : Site manager Type : Permanent - Full Time Hours Country : United States City : Columbus, OH Salary : Details on request Description : The purpose ... More Information

IPS Announce new appointment - Patrick Mans

IPS Announce new appointment - Patrick Mans

iPS are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Mans as Director of Operations for iPS Holdings his appointment began today  01/03/2018. Patrick has been working with iPS for 7 years, as ... More Information

Korean Government improved Infrastructures for Winter Olympic Games

Korean Government improved Infrastructures for Winter Olympic Games

The XXIII Winter Olympic Games held in Peyongchang (South Korea) have highlighted the major underground works undertaken by Korean authorities and the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Space ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers four more EPBMs to Istanbul

TERRATEC delivers four more EPBMs to Istanbul

Gulermak, Nurol & Makyol JV gear up for tunnelling on the Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line, in the latest addition to Istanbul’s ongoing mass transportation ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel

On 23.02.2018, just 7 months after beginning the railway infrastructure systems works, the installation of the tracks in the 15.4 km East tube  of the Ceneri  Base Tunnel have now been ... More Information

WTC 2019 Naples - Call for abstracts

The WTC 2019 will take place from the 3rd  to the  5th  May 2019 at the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples. The call for abstract started on 31 January will end on 15 May 2018. All ... More Information

Veteran Robbins TBM plays a Main Role in Ending Residential Flooding

Veteran Robbins TBM plays a Main Role in Ending Residential Flooding

Chicago’s Albany Park Diversion Tunnel to go online this spring    In Chicago, Illinois, USA Kenny Construction is nearing completion on the Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel. ... More Information

New safety tunnels for railway tunnels between Vitoria/Gasteiz and Bilbao

The Government authorized the construction of new emergency exits in 7 tunnels of the Vitoria/Gasteiz-Bilbao-Donostia/San Sebastian-French Border line, on the Vitoria/Gasteiz-Bilbao route, with a ... 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