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World Mining Congress 2016

The 24th edition of the WMC (World Mining Congress) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 18-21st October, 2016. The event will focus on Mining in a World of Innovation and it will bring ... More Information

Helsinki Metro extension

Helsinki Metro extension

The metro in the Helsinki metropolitan area is set to continue from Ruoholahti via Lauttasaari to Espoo. In the first phase, a 14 km-long rail line from Ruoholahti to Matinkyla will be ... More Information

Complimentary Robbins webinar

‘Fast track your mine with proven TBM technology’ is the title of the upcoming 60-minute Robbins webinar on Wednesday 24th June with recorded broadcast the following day More Information

Ceneri base tunnel late

AlpTransit Gotthard has decided not to try to recover the 12 months lost during a legal dispute about the contracts awarded for the Ceneri Base Tunnel railway system More Information

WTC2016 abstracts

WTC 2016 will take place on April 22-28, 2016 in San Francisco, US. Deadline for abstract submission: 30.06.2015 More Information

Lyon-Turin investment

On 12.06.2015 Hubert Du Mesnil and Mario Virano, respectively President and General Manager of Telt (Euralpin Tunnel Lyon Turin), at the meeting "Preparing the future economic exchanges” held ... More Information

M4 East tunnels design

The Australian and NSW Governments have announced the preferred design for the M4 East tunnels to run under Parramatta Road More Information

Qatar breakthrough

On 11.06.2015 Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced the breakthrough of its TBM Al Mayeda at Msheireb station after having driven 1.6 km of tunnel More Information

Chenani-Nashri update

Completion of the 9 km bi-directional Chenani-Nashri tunnel in the Jammu & Kashmir (India) will be delayed by two months until July, 2016 More Information

Terratec in Bangkok

A Terratec 6.44 m-diameter EPBM has successfully broken through into Sanam Chai station on the Bangkok, Thailand metro after a 2.8 km drive through complex geology More Information

Gotthard countdown

Gotthard countdown

On 08.06.2015 Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, following the beginning of the countdown to the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel a week ago in Lucerne, took the opportunity of the Swiss day of transport and energy at Expo Milan to give the international starting signal More Information

Robbins webinar 2-2015

The Second Robbins webinar of the year is scheduled for 24th June, 2015. Webinar Details: Title: Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology Date: Wednesday, June 24th Time: 13:00 PST, 16:00 EST, 06:00 AEST Duration: 1 hour total Registration Link: http://bit.ly/TBMMining1 More Information

Crossrail - Celebrated Completion of tunneling marathon

Crossrail - Celebrated Completion of tunneling marathon

On 04.06.2015, Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson celebrated the completion of the Crossrail tunnels. The tunnelling marathon under London began in May, 2012 and ended at Farringdon with the arrival of TBMs Victoria on 26.05.2015 and Elisabeth on 11.05.2015. More Information

Sandvik newsletter

The latest newsletter from Sandvik Construction is now online. More Information

Gotthard opens next year

On 01.06.2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland transport minister Doris Leuthard started the countdown to the opening ceremony of the 57 km-long Gotthard base tunnel. The official state occasion will take ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBMs

Robbins has announced its new Crossover Series of TBMs, a line of field-tested, rugged Dual Mode-type machines. Crossover TBMs feature aspects of two TBM types, and are ideal for mixed ground ... More Information

Normet concrete sprayer

Normet concrete sprayer

Normet introduced its new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC with Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine at the Euro Mining exhibition in Tampere, Finland on 20-21 May. The Spraymec 5070 VC is designed for ... More Information

Toyo tunnel funding

Toyo tunnel funding

The Toyo tunnel project in Colombia involves the construction of a new 39 km road between Santa Fe de Antioquia and Canasgordas with 16 km in tunnels, of which the 9.8 km-long Toyo tunnel will be ... More Information

TBM Elizabeth reaches Showground

TBM Elizabeth reaches Showground

In Sydney, Australia, TBM Elizabeth at the North West Rail Link has broken through into the new Showground Station site. Showground station is being built underground with platforms about 20 ... More Information

RETC 2015

The 2015 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) will be held on June 7-10, 2015 at Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans. RETC will include a technical program, short ... More Information

Ultimate all-round jumbo

Ultimate all-round jumbo

Sandvik presented its DT922i at the recent WTC in Dubrovnik as a fully automated electrohydraulic two boom tunnelling jumbo on a new articulated carrier. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

Industrial Patent granted to Fama

Industrial Patent granted to Fama

During WTC2015 at Dubvronik, Fama revealed that the Italian Ministry for Economic development has recognized their original contribution to technical evolution in underground sealing technology by ... More Information

Strategic function of alpine tunnels

An international conference on the strategic function of alpine tunnels will be held in Rome 22-23rd October, 2015. All interested authors are invited to send an abstract in order to exchange ... More Information

Expotunnel Milan 2015

ExpoTunnel and the Italian Tunneling Society, for EXPO 2015, will organize an International Conference about tunnelling on 8-9th October, 2015 in the Milan Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science ... More Information

Systemair fans for fjord tunnels

Systemair fans for fjord tunnels

Systemair Norge has supplied 88 new Mojet® fans for upgrading the ventilation system in Byfjord tunnel (5,875 m length and 223 m below sea level) and Mastrafjord tunnel (4,424 m ... More Information

Eleven Qatar contracts awarded

Eleven Qatar contracts awarded

On 10.05.2015 Ashghal, the Qatar Public Works Authority, announced the award of 11 contracts for infrastructure projects under the Inner Doha Resewerage Implementation Strategy (IDRIS), and the ... More Information

Super accurate drilling from Sandvik

Super accurate drilling from Sandvik

Sandvik Construction is introducing more advanced tunnelling drillrig instrumentation which, coupled with existing drill/blast design and control systems, brings higher levels of accuracy to ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt approval

On 28.04.2015 the Danish Parliament adopted the Construction Act for the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and the Danish landworks, authorizing the state-owned companies Femern A/S and A/S ... More Information

Datwyler – 100 years growing with the Challenge

Datwyler – 100 years growing with the Challenge

With determination and the spirit of a pioneer, Adolf Datwyler in 1915 laid the foundation for success. He recognised the signs of the times early and invested counter-cyclical. In 1958, ... More Information

Riyadh TBM startup

Riyadh TBM startup

On 30.04.2015 the first of two FAST Consortium TBMs started tunnelling the Riyadh Metro Green Line. The TBM, named Dhafrah, meaning Victory in Arabic, started boring on the 12.9 ... More Information

Brenner lot 3 approved

CIPE has approved the construction of Brenner Basis Tunnel, Lot 3 Mules-Brenner. Some EUR920 million are now available for the Brenner project to be added to EU funds. The lot involves completion of ... More Information

Buenos Aires Line F

Buenos Aires Line F

In Argentina, Mr Juan Pablo Piccardo, president of SBASE (Subterraneos de Buenos Aires Sociedad del Estado) announced that the Buenos Aires authority will launch this year a EUR624-713 million ... More Information

Cascina Merlata opening

Cascina Merlata opening

In Italy, on 28.04.2015, the new link between Milan Western By-Pass Road A50 and the A8 motorway opened. The design is part of the complex set of upgrading and territorial innovation actions ... More Information

Bekaert Maccaferri to exhibit

Bekaert Maccaferri to exhibit

The new company Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions will exhibit at major trade shows during 2015 including: WTC Dubrovnik, Croatia (booth 73-74); RETC New Orleans, US (booth 818); and STUVA ... More Information

Sandvik Construction yearbook

Sandvik Construction yearbook

The 2014 Sandvik Construction yearbook is now available in digital format. Click here and visit www.sandvik-construction.com. 18/15. More Information

Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel

Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel

The TBM S-172 (weight 160 t, diameter 3.96m) built by Herrenknecht and named Pohakulani, meaning “Rock girl from the heavens” - is ready to start excavation of the  4.8 km-long ... 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