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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

Expotunnel – Third edition in Bologna

Expotunnel – Third edition in Bologna

The countdown has begun - ExpoTunnel 2016 registrations are now officially open! The third edition of the exhibition takes place in Bologna in October 2016 from the 19th until the 21st. Discounted ... More Information

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016

ICE Engineering Underground Space 2016: Regeneration through Innovation will be held on the 15 March 2016, in Westminster, London at One Great George Street. Many current and proposed ... More Information

Hanoi Metro Rail Project in Vietnam

Hanoi Metro Rail Project in Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is experiencing impressive population growth. The municipality has set out to address this situation  and control impacts in terms of pollution, public health ... More Information

Normet to acquire MEYCO dry concrete spraying business from Atlas Copco

Normet to acquire MEYCO dry concrete spraying business from Atlas Copco

Normet, the innovative technology company offering continuous improvement to underground construction and mining processes, has agreed to acquire from Atlas Copco the assets of the MEYCO dry ... More Information

NFM delivers the TBM Federica

NFM delivers the TBM Federica

On the 14/01/2016 NFM Technologies in Le Creusot delivered the TBM Federica to Telt (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin). The group of companies that are involved in the construction in Savoy, are led by ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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