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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

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA

ExpoTunnel will exhibit at BAUMA in Munich from April 11th  until April the 17th, booth number 5 in the East entrance area, in order to promote the fair worldwide. ExpoTunnel, wants to be able ... More Information

The Angat water improvement project

The Angat water improvement project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a EUR109,24 million (USD123.3 million) loan for a new water tunnel to help modernise Manila’s water supply. This will reduce the risk of shortages ... More Information

Breakthrough on Red Line North at Doha

Last night the 600 tonne TBM, belonging to the consortium of ISG, headed by the Italian company Salini Impregilo, broke through at the Red Line North of al Golf, North East of Doha. The EUR1.8 ... More Information

Swedish drilling and tunneling customer requirements in focus

Swedish drilling and tunneling customer requirements in focus

As part of Sandvik Construction’s increasing focus on the local needs of our customers, we will be participating at two March events to be held in Sweden. Both of these will provide an ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Sant’Urbano tunnel in the Pedemontana Veneta

On 14.03.2016  the Sant’Urbano tunnel in Pedemontana Veneta broke through. The tunnel is 1531m and is the first tunnel between Montecchio Maggiore and Castelgomberto municipalities, which ... More Information

Robbins is focused forward

Robbins is focused forward

The Robbins Company has been the foremost manufacturer of TBMs and underground construction equipment for over 60 years. Click here for a journey through the company history as told by Robbins ... More Information

Second Phase of Second Avenue Subway - New York

Second Phase of Second Avenue Subway - New York

The Second Avenue Subway (SAS) will be New York City’s first major expansion of the subway system in over 50 years. The line will stretch more than 136 km along the length of Manhattan's East ... 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