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Robbins hosts first webinar for the 2016 series

Robbins hosts first webinar for the 2016 series

The Robbins Company will be hosting their first TBM webinar for the 2016 series on April 5th .  The title of the webinar is “The Robbins Crossover TBM: One Machine, Many Geologies”. ... More Information

Bözberg tunnel

On 09.03.2016 the FFS officially began work on the new Bözberg tunnel. It is a 2.7 km-long, double-track and 4 m compatible and runs between Effingen and Schinznach-Dorf  in the ... More Information

PassiveTec® awarded Heathrow contract

PassiveTec® awarded Heathrow contract

The PassiveTec® range of  high performance fire protection panels, jointly owned by PFP Fire Systems and Sheffield Insulations Group, has won the supply  contract for the refurbishing ... More Information

New Breakthrough on the Gold Line Doha Metro Project

On the 24.02.2016 TBM 6 arrived in Sports City Station on the Gold Line Doha Metro Project. The TBM has excavated 1614 m in 73 days, with 10 Fridays on  maintenance, with an average of 22meters ... More Information

Plan to link China to Taiwan with 126 km tunnel

Plan to link China to Taiwan  with 126 km tunnel

Beijing’s 13th five-year development plan, which was unveiled during  the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing states that China is planning to construct a 126 km long ... More Information

Kamchik tunnel completed

Kamchik tunnel completed

On 27.02.2016 Uzbekistan Railways in conjunction with China Railway Tunnel Group completed tunneling works on the main trunk of the 19.1 km tunnel under the Kamchik pass in Uzbekistan. The ... More Information

China Tunnel & Bridge Summit

The 10th China Tunnel & Bridge Summit will be held will be held at Yindo Grand Jasper Hotel in Zhuhai on 17-18 March, 2016. A technical excursion to the artificial island of ... More Information

4th Annual Tunnels Fire Safety Forum

The 4th Annual Tunnels Fire Safety Forum will take place from 11 to 13 May 2016 in Amsterdam. It will bring together fire brigades, construction companies, operators, and the public sector in order ... More Information

The Cross Island Line (CRL) at Singapore

The Cross Island Line (CRL) at Singapore

On 05.02.2016 the Land Transport Authority (LTA the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Phase 1) report for the stretch of the Cross Island Line (CRL) at Singapore around the Central Catchment ... More Information

18km long road tunnel proposed for Jammu & Kashmir

18km long road tunnel proposed for Jammu & Kashmir

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has submitted a proposal to the ministry of road transport and highways for construction for a EUR1.19 billion (Rs9,000-crore) 18 km long road tunnel. The tunnel ... More Information

BTS offers world-class venue for WTC2019

BTS offers world-class venue for WTC2019

Key to the success of a world-class conference is a world-class venue and the BTS is planning to deliver both in its bid to host the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in 2019 in London.  London is ... More Information

Robbins EPB surmounts Chennai Metro Challenges

Robbins EPB surmounts Chennai Metro Challenges

Recent breakthrough marks triumph over Mixed Ground Conditions - On January 27, 2016, a Robbins mixed ground EPB broke through at Chennai Metro, finishing up a challenging second drive that saw the ... More Information

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016 - Regeneration through Innovation

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016 - Regeneration through Innovation

ICE's one day conference is on the 15 March 2016 in London. The conference will help engineers and planners make the most of the opportunities presented by going underground. Case studies will ... More Information

Two TBMs breakthrough on Doha Metro’s Green Line

 Two TBMs breakthrough on Doha Metro’s Green Line

On the 14.02.2016 Qatar Rail, which is overseeing the construction of the country’s integrated railway network, celebrated as the two TBMs Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa successfully completed ... More Information

Datwyler DATBALANCE receives patent in the US

 Datwyler DATBALANCE receives patent in the US

After Datwyler Sealing Technologies having already received the patent for the DATBALANCE principle in Europe and Hong Kong last year, it is now received the protection of a patent for this new ... More Information

CIFA at BAUMA 2016

CIFA at BAUMA 2016

CIFA will be at BAUMA 2016 with the slogan “YOUR JOBSITE PARTNER” this is because CIFA continues to keep innovation, quality and the customer at the centre of its focus. CIFA believes it ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBM for OCIT

Robbins Crossover TBM for OCIT

Robbins will supply the first Crossover XRE in the USA for the Akron OCIT Project in Ohio. The 9.6 m diameter TBM  has been named Rosie. The name recognises Rose May Jacob and the hundreds of ... More Information

New certification awarded to CEAR Srl

New certification awarded to  CEAR Srl

As from December 2015 CEAR has now been awarded containerized Transformer Substation (model CTE-IAC) certification for an internal arc of 20kA / 1sec. Which is in line with IEC 62271-202 and IEC ... More Information

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Strata Worldwide

Tunnelbuilder welcomes Strata Worldwide

Strata Worldwide was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Atlanta,Georgia, USA. Fully staffed operations are located in New South Wales,Australia; Pretoria, South Africa and Pennsylvania, USA. ... More Information

ITACET latest newsletter

ITACET latest newsletter

For the latest ITACET foundation newsletter please click on the following link http://www.itacet.org/Newsletter/ 06/16. More Information

Bypass tunnel for Delaware Aqueduct in New York City

Bypass tunnel for Delaware Aqueduct in New York City

Robbins will provide a 6.6 m diameter Single Shield TBM for the Rondout West Branch Bypass Tunnel. Cracking and leakage has been occurring in the Delaware Aqueduct, where it passes through ... More Information

The Grimsel tunnel

The Grimsel tunnel

On the 4th February the cantons of Bern and Valais along with with Grimselbahn AG and Swissgrid showcased the Grimsel railway line project. The new narrow gauge line will link Meiringen (BE) with ... More Information

Putzmeister will reveal the new BSF 47-5 at BAUMA

Putzmeister will reveal the new BSF 47-5 at BAUMA

Putzmeister will present its latest truck-mounted concrete pump, the BSF 47-5 at BAUMA in April. It features a 5-arm placing boom mounted on a 4-axle chassis. With a gross weight of less than 32 ... More Information

Montedomini tunnel

Montedomini tunnel

Palmieri has been included on the shortlist of the International Tunnelling Awards for the category “Technical Innovation of the Year”. This is as a result of the complexity and the ... More Information

Penang undersea tunnel delayed

Penang undersea tunnel delayed

Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG), has delayed the construction of the 7.2km undersea tunnel linking Penang to the mainland. This is due to the high volumes of traffic that need to be diverted ... More Information

Robbins Breakthrough at Chennai Metro

Robbins Breakthrough at Chennai Metro

On the 27.01.2016 the Robbins TBM EPB operated by the JV Afcons-Transtonnelstroy broke through. This happened on the downline tunnel at Chennai’s Central station after tunnelling through 1025 ... More Information

The 7th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security

The 7th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security

The 7th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS) will be held in Montreal, Canada, 16 - 18th March, 2016. It covers topics such as safety level & acceptable risk as well as ... More Information

BTS presents proposal to host WTC2019

BTS presents proposal to host WTC2019

London, with its world-class facilities and abundant tourist attractions, is the destination of a bid by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) to host the World Tunnel Congress and ITA General ... More Information

SBM LINEMIX® 3000 is setting new standards

SBM LINEMIX® 3000 is setting new standards

The high-performance concrete mixing plant SBM LINEMIX® 3000 CM 410-7 H produces concrete for precast segments or tubbings. The SBM concrete mixing plant has two main features when ... More Information

Breakthrough at the Beskyd tunnel

The breakthrough of the new 1.8km double-track Beskyd railway tunnel happened on the  21.01.2016. This tunnel is located in the Carpathian Mountains, in south-west Ukraine. The new tunnel with ... More Information

Thomson East Coast Line in Singapore

Thomson East Coast Line in Singapore

The building of the 13 km East Coast stretch of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)  will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore and who are not currently directly served by ... More Information

Open consultation for a Lower Thames Crossing

Highways England is consulting from the 26 January 2016 until 24 March 2016 on options for the Lower Thames Crossing, which is a new road crossing for the River Thames connecting Kent and Essex. A ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2016 - Registration and Paper Submission

Underground Construction Prague 2016 - Registration and Paper Submission

The 2016 Underground Construction conference will be held in Prague from 23.05.2016 to 25.05.2016. It will showcase information about existing tunnel excavations in the Slovak Republic and important ... More Information

Robin Lindahl appointed new CEO of NORMET

Robin Lindahl appointed new CEO of NORMET

Normet are pleased to announce that Robin Lindahl (51) has been appointed as President and CEO of Normet Group, he will start in his new role not later than 1.5.2016. He will be based in Huenenberg, ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield TBM helps to revamp Montreal's water supply

Robbins Double Shield TBM helps to revamp Montreal's water supply

In 2014 the restoration of the Rosemont reservoir began again, it had been commissioned by the Municipality of Montreal,  Quebec, Canada. The tunnel construction comprises of a large diameter ... More Information

Final Breakthrough in west tube of the Ceneri Base Tunnel

On 21.01.2016 at 12.00 noon and about 700 m away from the north portal at Camorino, the final breakthrough in the 15,289 meter long west tube of the Ceneri Base Tunnel took place. The breakthrough ... 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