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DUX Machinery introduces the DUX DT-20T

DUX Machinery  introduces the DUX DT-20T

With over 45 years of experience, DUX Machinery Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of heavy-duty underground equipment designed to meet the needs of mining and tunnelling projects worldwide. DUX ... More Information

Australian Tunnelling Conference update

The latest project updates to be discussed at the Australian Tunnelling Conference in Sydney next month “We have a fantastic program featuring a number of project updates from all over ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM achieves new breakthrough in Delhi

TERRATEC TBM achieves new breakthrough in Delhi

On 03.08.2015, TERRATEC’s S23 TBM EPB completed the tunnelling on the up line 1,351 m tunnel between Kashmere Gate & Lal Quila Stations. This is the Delhi Metro Phase-III CC-07 Project, ... More Information

SR99 - Final three pieces safely in the access pit

SR99 - Final three pieces safely in the access pit

Between the 28th  August  and  4th  September 2015 Seattle Tunnel Partners have lowered the final three pieces of the SR 99 TBMs front shield into the access pit in Seattle, ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2016 – Final Call for Abstracts

The final deadline for abstract submission is on 30.09.2015, using the on-line form which is available at http://www.ucprague.com/call-for-abstracts/ . 37/15. More Information

Robbins Crossover TBMs in New Territory

Robbins Crossover TBMs in New Territory

First Rock/EPB TBM in North America represents an Evolution in Design On August 10, 2015, North America’s first Robbins Crossover TBM was launched for the Túnel Emisor Poniente ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. auction Spain features tunneling equipment

Ritchie Bros. auction Spain features tunneling equipment

Tunnelbuilders that are in need of heavy equipment for their upcoming projects may be able to grab a good deal at Ritchie Bros. upcoming auction in Ocaña (Central Spain). The unreserved ... More Information

‘Full Crew’ change name to iPS – Powerful People Mexico

‘Full Crew’ change name to iPS – Powerful People Mexico

iPS’ Mexican entity has changed its commercial name from ‘Full Crew’ to iPS – Powerful People. Full Crew has been active in Mexico since 2007 and has established a well ... More Information

VMT developments

VMT developments

HADES from VMT networks all areas of a construction site above and below ground. Development of the HADES control centre is underway. Read the press release and visit www.vmt-gmbh.de. 36/15. More Information

Sandvik for service

Sandvik for service

Sandvik supports clients with in-depth product and application expertise, rapid response, local presence and worldwide network. Read the August, 2015 edition of Sandvik E-newsletter and visit ... More Information

TBM tunnel enlargement

TBM tunnel enlargement

At the beginning of August Fillie, a 9 m-diameter TBM, started work near Bolton, UK as part of a Network Rail project to electrify the Preston-Bolton-Manchester line, one of north-west ... More Information

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

The fourth generation of the Muhlhauser family continues in the company tradition of tailormade logistics solutions for tunnelling and mining, offering railbound and trackless vehicles and machines ... More Information

Robbins TBM in Tirol

Robbins TBM in Tirol

A 6.53 m-diameter, 200 m-long, 600 t Double Shield Robbins TBM named Magliadrun (meaning Glutton) is gearing up for the Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Inn GmbH (GKI) project in Tirol, Austria. The name was ... More Information

Owning a TBM

Owning a TBM

Cost of ownership of a TBM is a complex subject, whether specifying a machine for a single job or to span a generation of projects. Experience will give the best insight, and a complimentary Robbins ... More Information

Putzmeister success story

Germany-based machine manufacturer Putzmeister has announced a 10 percent increase in business volume for 2014 with sales of EUR691.2 worldwide. Read the press release and visit www.putzmeister.com. ... More Information

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

The 2.4 km-long Waterview Connection in Auckland, New Zealand will connect two existing motorways. It is being driven by TBM, supplied around the clock by Jacon MSVs, each carrying a complete 90 t ... More Information

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet has strengthened both its Australian and Asia-Pacific regional operations with the appointment of Neil Fitzmaurice as managing director and John Gelson as his manager of ground control and ... More Information

Blue Plains holing

In early July, 2015 Herrenknecht TBM Lady Bird completed the 7.24 km-long Blue Plains Tunnel that will be used to help improve the water quality in the Anacostia River in Washington DC, US. Blue ... More Information

EuroTAP 2015 reports

The results of EuroTAP tests overseen by the German Automobile Club, ADAC, together with its partner clubs: ACI in Italy, OEAMTC in Austria, and TCS in Switzerland have been published. The 2015 ... More Information

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra is the new TBM Technical Manager – Americas in Normet. He’ll lead Normet’s North and Latin American teams into the fast growing market of TBM related construction ... More Information

Robbins at Moscow metro

Robbins at Moscow metro

On 15.07.2015 Robbins EPB Elena completed excavation of the 1,710 m-long left-hand tunnel for the Moscow Metro Second Circle line (Third Interchange Circuit) and arrived in the future 65 m-deep ... More Information

SR99 schedule revision

SR99 schedule revision

Seattle Tunnel Partners has begun installing a new main bearing on the SR 99 TBM with a view to restarting tunnelling next November. Tunnelling will take a year to complete, with the tunnel now ... More Information

Northgate Link TBMs advance

In Seattle, US, TBM Pamela has arrived at Roosevelt Station and TBM Brenda is expected at U District Station in early-Autumn. On 13.07.2015  the Robbins EPBM Pamela arrived at the ... More Information

Midtown tunnel connection

Midtown tunnel connection

On 14.07.2015 the last tunnel element of the new Midtown Tunnel connecting the shorelines of Portsmouth and Norfolk was immersed. The design-build contractor, SKW Constructors (a joint venture of ... More Information

Terratec raise borer for China

Terratec raise borer for China

Terratec has successfully completed the factory testing and delivery of a new TR3000 Raise Boring Machine. The destination of the machine is in the Chinese Province of Yunnan, where the main mineral ... More Information

Patnitop holes out

On 13.07.2015 the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) achieved an important milestone with the breakthrough of the 9 km-long Patnitop tunnel between Chenani and Nashri in the State of Jammu ... More Information

Bekaert Maccaferri now sponsors tunnelbuilder

Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, a newly created joint venture, has taken up sponsorship of tunnelbuilder.com to promote their smart reinforcement solutions for underground ... More Information

Riyadh metro start

Riyadh metro start

On 08.07.2015 the TBM Jazlah (diameter 10 m, weight 700 t) started driving the 5.8 km-long tunnel of the 41.2 km Orange Line of the Riyadh Metro. The contractor, ArRiyadh New Mobility Consortium ... More Information

Sandvik at NorthConnex

Sandvik is supplying thirteen roadheaders to the NorthConnex highway tunnel project in Sydney, Australia. Read the press release and visit www.construction.sandvik.com. 28/15. More Information

Robbins in Honolulu

Robbins in Honolulu

As of June, 2015 the Robbins 3.96 m-diameter Main Beam TBM has excavated more than 300 m for the 4.8 km new sewer tunnel in Kaneohe, Honolulu, Hawaii, US. The machine, nicknamed Pohakulani in ... More Information

Pink Line success

Last 11.06.2015 the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India completed the 1,565 m-long TBM tunnel at Lajpat Nagar from South Extension, part of the Pink Line or Line 7 from Majlis Park to ... More Information

Mount Kop on schedule

At the end of June, 2015 the drill/blast construction of the 6.5 km-long twin-tube Mount Kop tunnel, between Maden, Bayburt in the northwest in Black Sea Region, and Aşkale, Erzurum, in the ... More Information

Robbins’ Webinar Recording

Robbins’ Webinar Recording

The Robbins Company invites you to watch a recording of their June, 2015 webinar titled "Fast Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology" led by Ryan Gratias, Project Engineer at Robbins and Adam ... More Information

Namma Metro progress

The Phase-1 network of Namma Metro in Bangalore, India consists of two corridors: East-West Purple Line, 18.1 km-long; and North-South Green Line, 24.2 km-long. The two corridors intersect at ... More Information

Slovakia’s Visnove underway

Slovakia’s Visnove underway

On 09.06.2015, excavation of the first 100 m (west and east portal) was reported of the 7.5 km-long Visnove twin-tube tunnel that will become the longest in Slovakia. The tunnel is part of the ... More Information

Underground Construction 2016

Conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, May 23-25th. Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines and on-line abstract submission form are available at ... 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