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Sandvik drill rigs aid Hydro Power tunnelling in Nepal

Sandvik drill rigs aid Hydro Power tunnelling in Nepal

In order to further improve its operations the Himal Hydro, the leading Nepalese construction company, has recently acquired a Sandvik Commando DC125R surface drill rig. The Commando DC125R is a ... More Information

Datwyler Newsletter

Datwyler Newsletter

Datwyler have released their latest newsletter to read please click here. For further information contact johannes.sutor@datwyler.com of visit the Datwyler website www.datwyler.com 02/16   More Information

Sandvik Construction Digital Yearbook is here!

Please find below the link to the Sandvik Construction Yearbook which features a variety of case stories that have been published during 2015. These show the successful cooperation between our ... More Information

Kartal-Kaynarca Metro is close to opening

Kartal-Kaynarca Metro is close to opening

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has said that construction of the 4.5km Kartal-Kaynarca extension of M4 Kadikoy-Kartal (21.8 km) metro in Istanbul  has been completed and test runs will ... More Information

Bertha exits the access pit

Bertha, the SR 99 TBM, is now tunneling in Seattle soil after breaking through the access pit wall on the 06.01.2016. Seattle Tunnel Partners has mined more than 22 m and installed 12 concrete ... More Information

Angren-Pop Railway Line

Uzbekiston Temir Yullari the Uzbekistan Railway Company, will shortly open their new123.1 km  electrified railway line between Agren in the Tashkent region and Pap in the Namangan region. ... More Information

ITA COSUF - Press Release

ITA COSUF - Press Release

4th European Forum of Road Tunnel Safety Officers - High Quality Meeting of Specialists in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) from 9th to 10th March 2016. There is a great demand of high quality knowledge ... More Information

Terratec TBM breaks through in Istanbul metro

Terratec TBM breaks through in Istanbul metro

Terratec is pleased to announce that its EPB TBM designated as S42 holed through on Friday, the 4th of December 2015 in Istanbul after completing the first half of its proposed run from Yenimahalle ... More Information

Terratec delivers two new micro-tunnelling systems

Terratec delivers two new micro-tunnelling systems

On 15th December 2015 TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Tests of two new Micro-tunnelling Systems in its facilities in Thailand for the MRTA Green Line (North) ... More Information

La Quercia-Aglio section Highway A1 now open

On  the 23.12.2015 the Sparvo tunnel had its opening ceremony. It is part of the 32km La Quercia - Aglio section of the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1. In this section motorists will be ... More Information

Belchen renovation tunnel – TBM will be launched next February

Belchen renovation tunnel – TBM will be launched next February

The cutter head for the front of the Herrenknecht single shield TBM was fitted on 11th November 2015. The TBM which is 13.97 m in diameter, 2000 ton in weight and has a length of 75 m will start ... More Information

WTC 2016 – Technical papers

The 2016 World Tunnel Congress will be held on 22-28  April 2016 in San Francisco, California. With as many as 600 unique technical presentations, short courses and breakout sessions visitors ... More Information

geoSURE from Sandvik turns drill rig into analyzer

geoSURE from Sandvik turns drill rig into analyzer

Sandvik Construction is adding a revolutionary rig-integrated, high precision, online rock mass analysis and visualization system to its existing offering for tunneling process optimization – ... More Information

Røssåga Main Beam sets Norwegian Milestone

Røssåga Main Beam sets Norwegian Milestone

Robbins Machine is the first TBM to break through in Two Decades. A crowd of crew members gathered to celebrate in front of a newly emerged hard rock TBM on December 10, 2015 in northern Norway, ... More Information

Midtown Tunnel - Two construction milestones achieved

In December the Midtown Tunnel’s tide gate was installed to protect the new tunnel from severe weather impacts, and the final bulkhead was removed between the Norfolk approach and Element ... More Information

A Historic Moment for TBM in Norway!

A Historic Moment for TBM in Norway!

The first Norwegian TBM to break through in over 20 years happened on December 10, 2015 at the Rossaga Hydroelectric Project. The TBM, nicknamed "Iron-Erna", is the first TBM used in Norway since ... More Information

ES Rubber - Tunnel Metro Guadalajara Line 3

ES Rubber - Tunnel Metro Guadalajara Line 3

In the Mexican state of Jalisco, the 5.5 km central section of the Guadalajara metro’s new Line 3, between La Normal and Plaza de la Bandera stations, will be driven by a TBM EPB for almost 4 ... More Information

Metro Guadalajara Line 3

In 2014 the Mexican Ministry of Communication and Transportation (SCT- Secretaría de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes) awarded Sener the Guadalajara metro’s new Line 3 project. Sener ... More Information

Sections of the SR 99 tunnel built without Bertha

Approximately 20 percent of the SR 99 tunnel was designed to be built without Bertha, the SR 99 TBM. Seattle Tunnel Partners had bored more than 305 m of tunnel before they stopped to repair Bertha. ... More Information

Normet new tunnel equipment launch

Normet new tunnel equipment launch

Normet has launched its new M and L-Series underground mining and tunnelling equipment offering with the European Stage IV/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final power train technology (“Tier 4F”) based ... More Information

WTC 2016

The 2016 World Tunnel Congress will be held on April 22-28, 2016 in San Francisco. WTC returns to the United States for the first time in 19 years. Exhibitors can register using the registration ... More Information

Hallandsas tunnels officially open

Hallandsas tunnels officially open

The railway tunnels through Hallandsas, in southwestern Sweden, were officially opened on 08.12.2015. The tunnels are the country’s most important railway infrastructure project in 40 years. ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Shatin to Central Link Hin Keng to Kai Tak Tunnel

Breakthrough of the Shatin to Central Link Hin Keng to Kai Tak Tunnel

On the 11.11.2015 the final blast underneath Lion Rock, finished the 2.4 km  tunnel stretch from Hin Keng to Kai Tak for the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Project. 60% of the tunnel excavation ... More Information

Six offers for Lot Mules 2-3 of the Brenner Base Tunnel

BBT received tenders from the following 6 groups for the construction of Brenner Base Tunnel, Lot Mules 2-3: Astaldi SpA, Ghella SpA, Oberosler Cav Pietro SpA, Cogeis SpA, PAC SpA; ... More Information

Customers at forefront of drill rig remote screen development

Customers at forefront of drill rig remote screen development

In 2014 Sandvik introduced a completely new radio remote controlled drill rig to its surface top hammer drill rig offering, the Dino DC400Ri. The concept of this new drill rig drew extensively on ... More Information

Watch Robbins latest video!

Watch Robbins latest video!

See Robbins TBMs in a New Light - From Onsite Assembly to the first Breakthrough, watch EPB Tunneling at North Link Evolve.  Watch Robbins latest video which documents the Onsite First Time ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2015

On the 19th November 2015, 24 projects and their representatives, along with 8 engineers, 5 engineering companies and 5 contractors who were all candidates for this years ITA Tunnelling Awards in ... More Information

A.S.T. Bochum on tunnelbuilder!

A.S.T. Bochum on tunnelbuilder!

Tunnelbuilder is pleased to announce that A.S.T. Bochum of Germany has become a new advertiser on our website. A.S.T. Bochum is your specialised supplier for all Tunnelling, Microtunnelling as ... More Information

Mühlhäuser enters Tunnel Boring Machine Business

 Mühlhäuser enters Tunnel Boring Machine Business

Zürich / Lyon, 13.11.2015: NFM Technologies and MÜHLHÄUSER have signed an exclusive agreement whereby Mühlhäuser will represent NFM Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with ... More Information

South Tyrol – Castelbello/Colsano ring road

The detailed design of the Castelbello and Colsano ring road has been approved for the SS 38 in Stelvio. The tender is about the construction phase and will be reviewed in 2017, the value will be ... More Information

Updates on Wendlingen - Ulm line

Updates on Wendlingen - Ulm line

Wendlingen-Ulm Line Steinbuehl Tunnel On 06.11.2015 at the Todsburg portal the breakthrough took place of the 4847 m long Steinbuehl tunnel. This was originally expected in the spring of 2016 ... More Information

ES Rubber gaskets used for Koralm tunnel

 ES Rubber gaskets used for Koralm tunnel

As part of the Koralm tunnel (lot KAT 3) two tunnels, which are 5.9 km long and with a 9.5 m external diameter, will be driven by a bi-modal TBM and will be lined with about 45,000 segments ... More Information

Melbourne Metro Rail Project

Melbourne Metro Rail Project

On 19.11.2015 the government announced the EUR6.08-7.43 billion (AUD9-11 billion) Melbourne Metro project in Australia can be procured as an availability based Public Private Partnership (PPP) ... More Information

Shieldhall tunnel

Shieldhall tunnel

Scottish Water reached a key milestone in the construction of the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow. Bachy Soletanche, the UK company contracted last June by the JV VINCI Construction Grands Projets and ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2016 - Registration

The on-line registration has now opened the for the 2016 Underground Construction conference that will be held in Prague from 23.05.2016 to 25.05.2016. To register please visit the website ... More Information

Breakthrough of Line 3 of Riyadh's Metro

A ceremony was held for the breakthrough of  Line 3 of Riyadh's Metro, it is the longest part of the network at 40.7 km. The line runs from the west near the Jeddah Expressway and ends in the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information