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Mesaimeer tunnel underway

Mesaimeer tunnel underway

The construction of Mesaimeer tunnel in Qatar started on 20.05.2014 and will be complete by early 2017. The Mesaimeer tunnel for surface and ground water is one of the key drainage projects within ... More Information

Bolzano ring road alignment

On 26.05.2014 the provincial government approved the technical characteristics of the future Bolzano ring road alignment in Italy. The construction of the EUR368million project will be divided into ... More Information

Peshraw nears completion

Peshraw nears completion

In March this year lighting, ventilation, security, and surveillance for Peshraw tunnel (2390 m) under Mount Azmar, Sulaymaniyah city, Iraq, Kurdistan Region, were tested, and installation and ... More Information

China President visits CREG

China President visits CREG

President Xi Jinping has visited the CREG TBM assembly factory in Zhengzhou. More Information

Call for Papers for IWMA

The 14th International Water Mist Conference, Istanbul, 22-23 October 2014, will be of interest to those responsible for selecting fire protection as well as researchers/scientists who wish to be ... More Information

Deep driller required for Chile

International recruitment specialist iPS has posted a vacancy for a Spanish-speaking vertical drilling supervisor for a 6 m-diameter water shaft in Chile. Read the details below and contact ... More Information

CREG giant boxjack underway

CREG giant boxjack underway

TBM manufacturer CREG has supplied the world’s largest rectangular boxjacking EPB machine to a project in Zhengzhou, China. Read the press release and visit www.crectbm.com. Contact ... More Information

Repairing the SR99 TBM

Seattle Tunnel Partners, WSDOT’s contractor for the SR 99 tunnel project, has started building the circular pit to access and repair their TBM. Rigs have begun work to install the 75 piles ... More Information

Robbins OFTA success in Ohio

Robbins OFTA success in Ohio

A Robbins Double Shield TBM broke through at the Black River Tunnel Project on 29.04.2014 in Lorain, OH. The 1.7 km-long EPA-mandated tunnel will prevent heavy rains from triggering sewage overflows ... More Information

Albula dualling approved

The license has been approved for the construction of the new Albula rail tunnel on the Thusis-Tirano section, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. The existing Albula tunnel, opened ... More Information

Samoter International Innovation Award

Samoter International Innovation Award

The companies CIFA, Gei-Impianti, Mantovani Benne Mbi, MB Spa, Nord-lock and Venieri Spa have each secured a Samoter 2014 International Innovation Award. The prize is awarded to manufacturers who ... More Information

Success at Samoter

The triennial Samoter exhibition is underway in Verona, Italy at a time when sales of construction machinery are increasing by 20 percent year on year, signalling an end to the recession in the ... More Information

Twenty years of Channel Tunnel

Twenty years of Channel Tunnel

As the Channel Tunnel celebrates the 20th anniversary of its inauguration, CBE Group reflects upon its own origins in 1987 as supplier of concrete segment manufacturing facilities for Sangatte at ... More Information

Welcome to Brazil

Welcome to Brazil

ES Rubber, producers of segment gaskets and fixings, is entering the South American market and invites all tunnelbuilder readers to visit their stand number 40/41 at WTC Brazil 09-15.05.2014. Click ... More Information

Robbins’ triumph at Pahang Selangor

Robbins’ triumph at Pahang Selangor

Three Robbins 5.23 m-diameter main beam TBMs with continuous conveyor systems have completed the 44.6 km-long Pahang Selangor raw water tunnel in Malaysia. First use outside Japan of a fast setting, ... More Information

tunnelbuilder leads the way

As the recession lifts in the US and Europe, tunnelbuilder readership is growing rapidly, indicating over 1 million visits for 2014. During March, tunnelbuilder.com alone registered 25,027 unique ... More Information

Greater accuracy from Sandvik

Greater accuracy from Sandvik

Sandvik TCAD+ is an aiming tool designed for accurately executing pre-designed drilling plans. It features face drilling, long hole drilling and bolting hole plans on the drillrig screen. ... More Information

Victoria through into Whitechapel tunnels

Victoria through into Whitechapel tunnels

On 04.04.2014, 150 m-long TBM Victoria broke through into Whitechapel tunnels to reach the 32 km (over 75 percent) of Crossrail tunnelling completed. Victoria began the drive at Limmo Peninsula in ... More Information

Crossrail TBM moved to Limmo

Crossrail TBM moved to Limmo

Two months after completing her 2.7 km tunnel drive from Pudding Mill Lane to one of Europe’s largest mined caverns at Stepney Green, the TBM Jessica made a 5 km journey to her next launch ... More Information

Top people wanted for Doha

Top people wanted for Doha

International employment consultants iPS have started their recruitment drive for Doha Metro project in Qatar by posting six top management and engineering vacancies.  For all positions we are ... More Information

NFM TBM for Riyadh

NFM TBM for Riyadh

NFM Technologies of France will supply a 10.16 m-diameter TBM to excavate the 6 km-long underground section of the proposed Metro Riyadh Line 3 in Saudi Arabia. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

CEAR – Compact electricity for tunnels

CEAR – Compact electricity for tunnels

Electricity feeds to key equipment such as TBM and utilities is a focus of attention at construction sites, to ensure continuity of excavation and production. The necessary switchgear and MV/LV ... More Information

Tunnel expo for Turkey

The first Tunnel Expo Turkey will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 28-31st August, 2014 sponsored by the Turkish Tunnelling Society. For more visit www.tunnelexpoturkey.com and www.tunelder.org. ... More Information

Malpensa rail link

The railway project to connect Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Malpensa Airport in Italy will cost EUR115 milllion, funded by Regione Lombardia (EUR31 million), Government (EUR45 million), EU (EUR23 ... More Information

SaMoTer for Verona

The triennial earthmoving and building exhibition takes place once again at Veronafiere, Verona, Italy from 8-11th May, 2014. Co-located with Asphaltica, SaMoTer has a complete section devoted to ... More Information

Early start for Riyadh metro

Early start for Riyadh metro

On 03.04.2014 construction of Riyadh metro system commenced with excavation of F G1 station, at King Khaled International Airport, two months ahead of schedule. The project will build line 4, ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tenders

Fehmarnbelt tenders

Femern A/S has received 17 tenders from nine major international contractors prequalified for the four major construction contracts for the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. Some of the consortia ... More Information

Breakthrough in Cesana tunnel on SS 24

On 01.04.2014 breakthrough was achieved at the1,840 m-long Cesana tunnel, part of the EUR131 million upgrading project of trunk road SS 24 Monginevro, section Cesana-Claviere. Work was interrupted ... More Information

New Comacchio tunnel drilling rig

New Comacchio tunnel drilling rig

The MC 30 TX, the new Comacchio tunnel drilling rig featuring advanced design, can be converted into a standard drilling rig as well. The MC 30 TX Comacchio is designed to perform sub-horizontal ... More Information

North West Rail Link

North West Rail Link

The EUR5.6 billion North West Rail Link project includes construction of twin 15 km tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping – Australia’s longest rail tunnels. The EUR770 million tunnelling ... More Information

CP Technology for Singapore metro

CP Technology for Singapore metro

CP Technology leader for formwork and equipment for infrastructures, has delivered the gantry for steel reinforcement for construction and completion of Tampines West Station and tunnels for ... More Information

NorthConnex in Sydney

On 16.03.2014 the Australian and NSW Government announced the preferred scheme for the M1-M2, now called NorthConnex, a tolled motorway linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 ... More Information

Swiss roads programme

DATEC has given the green light to the EUR1.6 billion (CHF1.95 billion) work programme 2014: EUR495 million (CHF604 million) for the construction of new sections, EUR1 bn (CHF1.25 billion) for ... More Information

Serrieres tunnel inaugurated

Serrieres tunnel inaugurated

The 1.73 km section of the N5 highway which includes the Serrieres tunnel (829 m, 733 m) has been inaugurated. Click here for further information on the project and ch/60 for tunnelbuilder ... More Information

Normet shows new Spraymec

Normet has unveiled its latest version of the Spraymec shotcreting jumbo which incorporates a number of new features. Read the press release and visit www.normet.fi. 14/14. More Information

Eleven MineARC refuges for Doha

MineARC will supply eleven of its refuge chambers to TBMs mining Doha metro. These will each have the capacity to shelter up to 20 people for 30 h. Read the press release and visit www.minearc.com. ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information