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VMT Newsletter

VMT Newsletter

The latest VMT Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes updates about VMTs current projects, product developments and general topics that concern VMT. To view the newsletter please ... More Information

Procurement notice for MAUR

Procurement notice for MAUR

Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee intends to undertake the construction and implementation of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line 2 ... More Information

4th Arabian Tunnelling conference

4th Arabian Tunnelling conference

  The 20th Gulf Engineering Forum in collaboration with the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference  will be held in Dubai from the 21st to 22nd  February 2017 at the Ritz ... More Information

State grant for the Interlake Tunnel project

On 01.11.2016 the Board of Supervisors agreed to accept a EUR9 million state grant for the EUR70.43 million Interlake Tunnel project pending final terms. The supervisors adopted a resolution of ... More Information

New tunneling standards to be proposed

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is working on putting forth standards for the Tunneling industry.  During a meeting held in October by the American Society of Mechanical ... More Information

Robbins New Video: Breaking Records in Mexico City

Robbins New Video: Breaking Records in Mexico City

At Mexico City’s Túnel Emisor Poniente II (TEP II), a Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM has excavated at record-breaking speeds through varying geology – setting two national records ... More Information

Sandvik new videos now available

Many companies make promises about their equipment and services. Sandvik however feel that “seeing is believing” and this has led them to create a selection of videos showing just ... More Information

PRESS RELEASE - TERRATEC delivers Lucknow’s first TBMs

PRESS RELEASE - TERRATEC delivers Lucknow’s first TBMs

Two 6.52m diameter TERRATEC Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Tunnel Boring Machines are ready to be delivered to Tata-Gulermak JV, for the North-South line (Phase 1 A) of the Lucknow Metro, in Uttar ... More Information

ITA newsletter 61

The latest ITA newsletter is now available please click here to read the newsletter which includes the following message from Tarcisio CELESTINO, the ITA President:  Dear ITA ... More Information

Early works for Forrestfield-Airport Link

The Forrestfield-Airport Link will connect the existing Midland Line, near Bayswater Station, to Forrestfield through underground tunnels. In September the Public Transport Authority (PTA) formally ... More Information

Know what's ahead

Free Webinar | Wednesday, November 2, 10am (Eastern Daylight Time) hosted by The Robbins Company. High cover, squeezing ground, fault zones, water inflows … geological challenges arise but ... More Information

Crossrail update

Andrew Wolstenholme, CEO at Crossrail Ltd has said that Crossrail is more than 75% complete. “There is a huge amount of work underway to complete the stations and fit-out the physical ... More Information

Robbins - TBM dubbed “Driller Mike” digs Atlanta

Robbins - TBM dubbed “Driller Mike” digs Atlanta

Swiftly-Assembled Machine to bore Emergency Water Supply Tunnel -  After an Onsite First Time Assembly (OFTA) lasting just 2.5 months, Atlanta Georgia, USA’s newest TBM, dubbed ... More Information

Abstract submissions for TBM DiGs 2017

The Third International Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds (TBM DiGs 2017) will be hosted in Wuhan, China. Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts on various ... More Information

24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course

Since its inception in 1994, the annual Microtunneling Short Course has been the premier event devoted to advancing the industry. Much like the microtunneling market itself, the Microtunneling ... More Information

Melbourne Metro update

The Metro Tunnel will transform public transport above and below ground, including Melbourne's tram network. During the construction of Domain station, trams will continue to run along St Kilda ... More Information

17th International Water Mist Conference announced

17th International Water Mist Conference announced

Ragnar Wighus  president of the IWMA announced today that the 17th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Rome, Italy  on the 20th and 21st September 2017. A venue has ... More Information

Press release - Bangalore fanfare marks final breakthrough for Robbins EPB

Press release - Bangalore fanfare marks final breakthrough for Robbins EPB

On September 23, 2016, Bangalore’s last TBM for the city’s metro rail project broke through, marking the end of TBM tunneling on the Namma Metro phase 1.  The Robbins-operated ... More Information

Datwyler projects

Datwyler projects

Datwyler, during the third  quarter of 2016, has been involved in several projects in Argentina, Equador,  India, Russia, USA and the United Kingdom. To read more about these projects ... More Information

TERRATEC stays ahead of the curve in Bangkok

TERRATEC stays ahead of the curve in Bangkok

On 26th September 2016, TERRATEC celebrated the successful Factory Acceptance Test of a new 3.20m diameter Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (EPBM) destined for the Phra Khanong Cable ... More Information

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge and tunnel update

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge and tunnel update

A 38km bridge in the South China Sea will form a fixed crossing over the Pearl River Estuary between Zhuhai and Macau on the western side and Hong Kong on the eastern side. The Y-shaped bridge ... More Information

Eurasia Tunnel opens in December

The $1.25 billion Eurasia Tunnel, which is 14.6 km long with 3.4 km under the sea, connecting the European and Asian sides, will open to the public on 20.12.2016. Turkish President Erdogan had a ... More Information

Datwyler appoints new CEO

Datwyler appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of Datwyler Holding Inc. has appointed Torsten Maschke to the new CEO of the Sealing Solutions division and made him a member of the Executive Management. The 47-year-old ... More Information

Organizational Changes in anticipation of iPS’ 2020 growth initiative.

Organizational Changes in anticipation of iPS’ 2020 growth initiative.

iPS announces the appointment of Hans van Burk as Director Sales and Marketing. Hans (43) has extensive sales experience within the energy and maritime industry, recently as Commercial Director of ... More Information

Indianapolis - DigIndy wastewater project

Indianapolis - DigIndy wastewater project

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, one of the longest-running Robbins TBMs embarked on its most extensive project yet.  The 6.2 m (20.2 ft) Main Beam machine, owned by the Shea-Kiewit (S-K) JV, ... More Information

Mühlhäuser makes strategic partnership with SMT Scharf

Mühlhäuser makes strategic partnership with SMT Scharf

Mühlhauser GmbH from Freienbach entered into an agreement with SMT Scharf GmbH. Core of the strategic partnership is the exclusive sale of a jointly developed logistics solution for ... More Information

TERRATEC delivers another Microtunnelling System for Thailand

TERRATEC delivers another Microtunnelling System for Thailand

On 26th August 2016, TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Tests of a new Microtunnelling System in its assembly plant in Guangzhou, China. The testing was attended by ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Trimble as an animated banner advertiser.  Positioning-centric information is changing the way people, businesses and governments work throughout the world. By ... More Information

3rd Urban, Underground Space and Tunneling Conference

The 3rd Annual Urban, Underground Space and Tunneling large scale conference is designed to meet all building industry practitioners' demands to secure and guarantee their investments. The three day ... More Information

Press release – Sandvik 9,000th unit rolled out

The Sandvik Turku plant in Finland, which produces underground mining loaders and trucks, rolled out its 9,000th machine, the Sandvik TH663 dump truck on Friday, September 16. This specific machine ... More Information

Geofluid 2016

Geofluid 2016

The 21st edition of the International Exhibition & Conference on Technology and Equipment for Prospecting, Extracting and Conveying Underground Fluids will be held at the Piacenza Expo, ... More Information

International Water Mist Conference

International Water Mist Conference

At this years conference in Vienna, Austria there were over 100 attendees from as far afield as Australia, Japan and the United States. Also at the conference Luciano Nigro  a member of the ... More Information

Book now for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016

It is time to book for the conference and banquet.  Take part in this exceptional event. Learn  more about the outstanding projects and initiatives participate in a special confrence. ... More Information

Innovations in Tunnel Construction Methods

Current innovations in tunnel construction methods have become an important aspect of the tunneling industry to explore in recent times. With the American Society of Civil Engineers giving the ... More Information

ES rubber Gaskets for the Tel Aviv Metro - Red Line

ES rubber Gaskets for the Tel Aviv Metro - Red Line

We are proud to be a part of the new Tel Aviv Metro project - Red Line Western Section, supplying our Rubber Gaskets to the China Railway Tunnel Group. Designed and constructed by NTA ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder team at Expotunnel

Tunnelbuilder team at Expotunnel

The tunnelbuilder team will be attending Expotunnel in Bologna, Italy, from the 19th until the 21st of October as a media partner.  We will have a full complement of staff on hand so if you ... More Information

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CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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