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Performance Under Pressure: Robbins EPBs

Performance Under Pressure: Robbins EPBs

On April 12, 2017 (Time: 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm GMT ) there will be a complimentary 60-minute webinar, held by Robbins Engineering Manager Brad Grothen and Robbins Chief EPB Engineer Shinichi ... More Information

Call for Abstracts - Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

Call for Abstracts - Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

We are pleased to send this Call for Abstracts for the 5th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, 12 - 13 October 2017, in Borås, Sweden. Controlling the ... More Information

Risks associated with alternative fuels in road tunnels and underground garages

Risks associated with alternative fuels in road tunnels and underground garages

In the future, a large number of road vehicles will not be powered by fossil fuels and due to environmental considerations, much current transportation policy development is aimed at increasing ... More Information

Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel

Robbins Single Shield to repair a Part of World’s Longest Tunnel

Specialized TBM will work below the Hudson River on the Delaware Aqueduct.  Robbins has completed the manufacture and testing of a unique tunnel boring machine that will be used to repair the ... More Information

Chenani- Nashri tunnel will open in March 2017

Chenani- Nashri tunnel will open in March 2017

IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd has completed the construction of the longest tunnel in the South East Asian Region the Chenani to Nashri section of NH - 1A. The project had been awarded ... More Information

Regional Connector in LA update

Metro has signed a contract with Regional Connector Constructors JV (Regional Connector Constructors) led by Skanska USA Civil West California District Inc. (Skanska), in partnership with Traylor ... More Information

WTC 2017!

WTC 2017!

The Norwegian Tunnelling Society (NFF) wants to welcome you to the World Tunnelling Congress and the ITA – AITES General Assembly which will be in Bergen, Norway from June 9th to June 15th ... More Information

Metro de Quito TBM works start

On 24.02.2017 the TBM named La Guaragua, the first of three machines involved in the Metro de Quito project, started tunnelling works. The machine, arrived in Guayaquil on the 13.11.2016 and will ... More Information

IAT introduces its latest creation

IAT Solution is pleased to introduce to the market our latest creation: IAT Data Acquisition & Visualization System. Designed and developed by some of the most experienced engineers in the ... More Information

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC MTBM systems excel in Bangkok

TERRATEC Microtunnelling Systems and speciality Field Services aid swift progress on major utility tunnel projects in Bangkok, Thailand. In February 2017, TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machines ... More Information

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Update

The final breakthrough of the last TBM for the Copenhagen Cityringen Metro happened on the 13th of February 2017. TBM2 Tria reached the Copenhagen Central station, KH- Københavns ... More Information

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

Ceremony held for launch of first of 6 CREG TBMs in Israel

On the 20th February 2017, a ceremony for the launching of the first CREG TBM to start work was held in Tel Aviv in Israel. There were more than 300 guests including Israel’s minister of ... More Information

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei – Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Mapei, the worldwide leading manufacturer of adhesives, chemical products, and sealant for the building industry, has been announced as a Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference ... More Information

Update on the Weissenstein railway tunnel

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT), after comparing the costs and benefits have decided to go ahead with the refurbishment and upgrading of the single track Weissenstein tunnel length 3.7km on ... More Information

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

Northern Line Extension unveils TBMs

On 20 January 2017, at a ceremony in the NLE (Northern Line Extension) Battersea Power Station site, the Ferrovial, Agroman/ Laing O’Rourke (FLO) joint venture, unveiled the names of the two ... More Information

TBM Launch Ceremony for Janots water tunnel

On 03.02.2017 the contractor Eiffage launched a Robbins TBM, for construction of the 2750 m Janots water tunnel in La Ciotat, France. The 220t machine has been named Augustine, after the mother of ... More Information

Robbins EPB Takes on Fourth Bore for Moscow Metro Project

On 01.02.2017, contractor MIP-Story used the Robbins EPB371 (diameter 6 m), on its fourth bore of  the Moscow Metro. The EPB is expected to encounter difficult geology and running sands. The ... More Information

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

CREG R73 hard rock TBM launches

On February 6th, 2017, CREG's R73 hard rock TBM was successfully launched in Vietnam on the Da Nhim job site. For further information on this project please read their press release and also visit ... More Information

Ceneri Base Tunnel update

On 07.02.2017, after little more than a year since the main breakthrough in the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the shotcrete work has been completed along the inner lining of the eastern tube of the tunnel. ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Stones Consult Group

Stones Consult Group was created in 2010 with its main base in Denmark that oversees markets in the European Union involving all type of construction and manpower. The Company has extensive ... More Information

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC opens new large-diameter TBM facility

TERRATEC marks its continued growth throughout Asia with the official opening of a new large-diameter TBM production facility in Guangzhou, China. At the end of January, Australian-based TBM ... More Information

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA exhibiting at Conexpo 2017

CIFA will be exhibiting at the World of Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas from the 7th   to the 11th  of March 2017 you can find them at Golden Lot 2793.  They will be displaying a new ... More Information

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel near to completion

The construction of a tunnel under the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project has begun its final phase.  On 28.12.2016 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nepal ... More Information

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

The French senate has approved the bill of ratification for the start of the final phase of the Turin/Lyon tunnel project. The TBM Gea, which is building the Maddalena geognostic tunnel, has now ... More Information

Security management measures in tunnels conference

Security management measures in tunnels conference

On 16.02.2017 the International Congress about the Role of Security Management Measures in tunnels which is organised by the World Road Association PIARC/AIPCR Italy and Fastigi foundation will be ... More Information

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference

The 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference (ATC 2017), held in conjunction with the 20th Gulf Engineering Forum (GEF 2017), will take place from 21-22 February 2017 at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai ... More Information

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Celebrating over 20 years of Robbins SBUs

Robbins SBUs have been around since 1996 – originally they were designed for hard rock but through constant development, at least 60% of today’s SBUs sold are designed for mixed ground. ... More Information

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

In an effort to recognize the individuals and companies that have worked toward successfully completing complicated projects and advancing the microtunneling industry, the Microtunneling Achievement ... More Information

The first TBM has been launched for the Lucknow metro in India

The first Terratec TBM EPB, named Gomti, diameter 6.52m, has been assembled 18-m below ground in the launching shaft of the Sachivalaya Station. The TBM will first dig 780 m towards the underground ... More Information

 IWMA: 17th International Water Mist Conference – Call for papers out now

 IWMA: 17th International Water Mist Conference – Call for papers out now

The 17th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Rome, Italy, on 25th and 26th October 2017. The venue will be the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel. Today the call for papers ... More Information

MENGHUA U-Sharp TBM drives its first 500m successfully

MENGHUA U-Sharp TBM drives its first 500m successfully

After an extensive amount of research and testing CREG has developed the world's first U-sharp EPB machine for application in soft ground conditions. The Menghua U-sharp EPB TBM created by CREG has ... More Information

Strategic tunnel enhancement programme in Abu Dhabi

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow for knowledge sharing and advanced ... More Information

Milan Metro extension update

On 16/01/2016 the Municipalities of Milan, Cinisello Balsamo, Sesto San Giovanni and Monza, the Metropolitan City and the Lombardy Region gave the Milan Metro the contract to re- award the works to ... More Information

CIFA at Samoter 2017

CIFA at Samoter 2017

CIFA will be appearing at Samoter 2017 in two separate areas, one indoor booth of more than 500sqm (Hall 4, stand E2-G3) and one an external area (Area A, stand 9-10). Make sure you visit their team ... More Information

Samoter at Verona in February

The 30th edition of Samoter will be in Verona from 22nd to 25th of  February 2017  and will welcome the best Italian and international brands in the following sectors: earth moving, ... More Information

SR99 update

Seattle Tunnel Partners resumed mining late Monday following 10 days of hyperbaric maintenance on Bertha, the SR 99 tunnelling machine.  Crews replaced approximately 300 of the nearly 500 ... 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