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The Forrestfield-Airport Link upgrades

The Forrestfield-Airport Link upgrades

The  $1.176 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link contract awarded last April to the joint venture between Italian company Salini Impregilo and local company NRW Pty Ltd (SINRW) involves the ... More Information

Robbins webinar June 15th

Robbins webinar June 15th

Robbins will be hosting their third webinar for the 2016 series on June 15th 2016.   The title is -  Mega TBM Mobilization: The Logistics of Multi-Machine Project Date: ... More Information

SBM proves a success at BAUMA 2016

SBM proves a success at BAUMA 2016

Record orders confirm customer confidence - Seven days of intense activity for SBM Mineral Processing! High numbers of trade visitors from around the world, valuable new contacts and a surprising ... More Information

First roadheaders to start operating at NorthConnex

First roadheaders to start operating at NorthConnex

This month on the NorthConnex project in Sydney, Australia, they will reach a major milestone when the first of the roadheaders start operating at the Southern Compound. This roadheader will ... More Information

Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project

Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project

Last month it was announced that the new Hudson River rail tunnels will get a EUR 61.43 million (USD 70 million) injection from Amtrak (50%) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (50%) ... More Information

RETC 2017 - Call For Papers!

RETC will be held from June 4-7, 2017 at the Hyatt Grand Manchester in San Diego, CA. The 2017 RETC Organizing Committee has issued a call for papers. Prospective authors should submit abstracts of ... More Information

Arrival of the first Follo Line-TBM

Parts of the first Follo Line TBM (diameter 9.96 m, length 150 m, weight 2400 t) have arrived in Norway. This first shipment included segments for the large cutterhead. This is the first of four ... More Information

SELI breaks through on the Gold Line on the Doha Metro in record time

SELI breaks through on the Gold Line on the Doha Metro in record time

SELI Overseas is the first to complete the TBM excavation on the Gold Line in Doha. On Sunday 01/05/16 at approximately 10.00am TBM 6 will broke through into the Al Aziziyah Station in Doha. ... More Information

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its mark for Robbins

Mexico’s Crossover TBM makes its mark for Robbins

On March 29, 2016, North America’s first Crossover TBM broke new ground in Mexico City.  The 8.7 m (28.5 ft) diameter Robbins XRE—a cross between a rock TBM and an EPB—emerged ... More Information

Underground Grouting & Ground Improvement Short Course

The Underground Grouting & Ground Improvement Short Course will be held on May 16-20 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA. The course will cover grouting and ground ... More Information

TERRATEC TR3000 breaks through in China

TERRATEC TR3000 breaks through in China

Last month TERRATEC’s TR3000 Raise Boring Machine successfully completed two 3.1m diameter shafts for ventilation purposes for copper mines in the Sichuan Province in China. The rock ... More Information

The Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal

Melamchi Water Supply Development Board (MWSDB) has the responsibility to implement Phase 1 of the Melamchi Water Supply Project, including a tunnel to divert raw water from Melamchi river to a ... More Information

New Sandvik DT912D delivers intelligent efficiency

New Sandvik DT912D delivers intelligent efficiency

Sandvik Construction is introducing a completely new tunneling jumbo to its extensive offering, the DT912D. Designed especially for limestone applications, this new high reach - single boom jumbo is ... More Information

Robbins attends WTC 2016

Robbins attends WTC 2016

Visit the Robbins Company at Booth 931, in the North Exhibit Hall, from the 22nd to the 28th of April during the WTC 2016 in San Francisco (CA). Speak with Robbins staff at the show for more ... More Information

First tunnel drive begins for Hong Kong Island

First tunnel drive begins for Hong Kong Island

On the 29.03.2016 MTR officially launched the TBM Athena which will bore the southern section of Shatin to Central Link  (SCL). This includes three of the four railway tunnels that will make up ... More Information

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

Rio de Janeiro Metro Line 4 tunnels are complete

On 10.04.2016 the TBM Tatuzao (11,5 m diameter,120 m length, 27000 tonne weight) completed the Metro Line 4 tunnels between Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca,  linking the Rio de Janeiro centre with ... More Information

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

Green Line, the Calgary's next LRT line

The Green Line will be a new C-Train line stretch across the City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, from North Pointe to the southeast community of Seton, adding 40 km to the existing 59 km LRT (Light ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC delivers large double shield TBM

TERRATEC is pleased to announce the delivery of a new Double Shield TBM to SELI Overseas S.p.A. after a successful performance of the factory testing on 12th April, 2016. The Double Shield TBM will ... More Information

TEN-T Days 2016

From the 20.06.2016 to 22.06.2016 the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will be in Rotterdam to discuss the development of the Trans-European Transport Network, with a special focus ... More Information

Switzerland's national road tunnels to be updated with DAB +

By the end of 2018 the Federal Roads Office in Switzerland will will have provided all the national road tunnels that are more than 300 m long with DAB + technology. Tunnels below this length do ... More Information

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

Second breakthrough for Albabstiegstunnel

On the 27.02.016 and 22.03.2016 excavation was completed in both Albabstieg tunnels. The tunnels both 5940 m in length are in the Lehrer Tal valley on the new high speed Wendlingen-Ulm strecht, ... More Information

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet - new Alpha 1430 kit

Normet, the leader in sprayed concrete solutions (equipment, construction chemicals, expertise),has expanded its offering array with the new Alpha 1430 kit it gives customers an ever increasing ... More Information

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Visit Robbins at BAUMA

Will you be attending BAUMA in Munich April 11-17? Come visit Robbins at booth C2-403. Speak with our experienced worldwide team to learn how we are "Focused Forward", from innovations to ... More Information

Datwyler news

Datwyler news

From  April 2016 to January 2018 Datwyler will deliver 20.236 M 38928 anchored gaskets to JV Acciona Ghella for the Oslo Follo Line in Norway. The tunnel(36.430 m) with an outer diameter 9.550 ... More Information

BAUMA 2016

The 31st Edition of BAUMA the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment opened this morning ... More Information

Wimmer - Leading supplier for tunnelling tools

 Wimmer - Leading supplier for tunnelling tools

Wimmer International was founded in 1984 and is an Austrian family business. They operate in the development and construction of excavator attachments and one of their greatest strengths is in ... More Information

TACS at BAUMA 2016

TACS at BAUMA 2016

Only 3 days are left until  BAUMA 2016 opens its gates in Munich. As in previous years TACS will participate with a booth and would be very pleased to welcome you at its Red Bar for some talks ... More Information

Schuman – Josaphat tunnel now open

Schuman – Josaphat tunnel now open

The new Schuman-Josaphat tunnel opened on the 04.04.2016 allowing for trains to run through for the firet time. The Schuman-Josaphat tunnel is a direct rail link between the Brussels-Schuman station ... More Information

PUB calls pre-qualification exercises for DTSS Phase 2 Tunnel and Tuas WRP

PUB calls pre-qualification exercises for DTSS Phase 2 Tunnel and Tuas WRP

PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, will be calling for two open pre-qualification exercises in April to pre-qualify consultancy firms and construction companies with relevant experience and ... More Information

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Have all the latest tunnelling news, tenders and awards delivered for FREE to your mail box. The tunnelbuilder weekly newsletter goes out every Thursday and brings you up to date with everything ... More Information

Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling conference in 2016

Asia’s Leading Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Summit will return from 6 to 9 September 2016 in Singapore. The Summit 2016 will provide excellent insight into the complexity and ... More Information

Detailed project report for the Varanasi Metro

Detailed project report for the Varanasi Metro

On 29.02.2016 the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) presented the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Varanasi Metro Rail Project to the State Government. The DPR envisages two corridors with ... More Information

Loan signed with EIB for the Lucknow Metro

Loan signed with EIB for the Lucknow Metro

A loan agreement for the Lucknow Metro project between the Government of India and the international funding agency European Investment Bank (EIB) has been signed in Brussels. It was done during the ... More Information

TBM Alice - New Zealand

TBM Alice - New Zealand

The TBM Alice has been dismantled and delivered to the Ports of Auckland for shipment back to its manufacturer to be recycled. The TBM has successfully built two 2.4km underground tunnels which were ... More Information

Palmieri at BAUMA 2016

Palmieri at BAUMA 2016

Palmieri is showing its products at BAUMA this year. BAUMA is in Munich from the 11th until the 17th of April 2016, Palmieri will be situated in Hall C3, Booth 339. Palmieri was founded almost 40 ... More Information

Bertha inspections underway

On the 12.03.2016 the SR99 TBM Bertha reached its last maintenance stop. Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) will take up to one month to inspect the TBM and provide any maintenance that is needed. Some ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information