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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

ITA COSUF - Press Release

ITA COSUF - Press Release

4th European Forum of Road Tunnel Safety Officers - High Quality Meeting of Specialists in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) from 9th to 10th March 2016. There is a great demand of high quality knowledge ... More Information

Terratec TBM breaks through in Istanbul metro

Terratec TBM breaks through in Istanbul metro

Terratec is pleased to announce that its EPB TBM designated as S42 holed through on Friday, the 4th of December 2015 in Istanbul after completing the first half of its proposed run from Yenimahalle ... More Information

Terratec delivers two new micro-tunnelling systems

Terratec delivers two new micro-tunnelling systems

On 15th December 2015 TERRATEC successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Tests of two new Micro-tunnelling Systems in its facilities in Thailand for the MRTA Green Line (North) ... More Information

La Quercia-Aglio section Highway A1 now open

On  the 23.12.2015 the Sparvo tunnel had its opening ceremony. It is part of the 32km La Quercia - Aglio section of the Apennine Road Bypass to Highway A1. In this section motorists will be ... More Information

Belchen renovation tunnel – TBM will be launched next February

Belchen renovation tunnel – TBM will be launched next February

The cutter head for the front of the Herrenknecht single shield TBM was fitted on 11th November 2015. The TBM which is 13.97 m in diameter, 2000 ton in weight and has a length of 75 m will start ... More Information

WTC 2016 – Technical papers

The 2016 World Tunnel Congress will be held on 22-28  April 2016 in San Francisco, California. With as many as 600 unique technical presentations, short courses and breakout sessions visitors ... More Information

geoSURE from Sandvik turns drill rig into analyzer

geoSURE from Sandvik turns drill rig into analyzer

Sandvik Construction is adding a revolutionary rig-integrated, high precision, online rock mass analysis and visualization system to its existing offering for tunneling process optimization – ... More Information

Røssåga Main Beam sets Norwegian Milestone

Røssåga Main Beam sets Norwegian Milestone

Robbins Machine is the first TBM to break through in Two Decades. A crowd of crew members gathered to celebrate in front of a newly emerged hard rock TBM on December 10, 2015 in northern Norway, ... More Information

Midtown Tunnel - Two construction milestones achieved

In December the Midtown Tunnel’s tide gate was installed to protect the new tunnel from severe weather impacts, and the final bulkhead was removed between the Norfolk approach and Element ... More Information

A Historic Moment for TBM in Norway!

A Historic Moment for TBM in Norway!

The first Norwegian TBM to break through in over 20 years happened on December 10, 2015 at the Rossaga Hydroelectric Project. The TBM, nicknamed "Iron-Erna", is the first TBM used in Norway since ... More Information

ES Rubber - Tunnel Metro Guadalajara Line 3

ES Rubber - Tunnel Metro Guadalajara Line 3

In the Mexican state of Jalisco, the 5.5 km central section of the Guadalajara metro’s new Line 3, between La Normal and Plaza de la Bandera stations, will be driven by a TBM EPB for almost 4 ... More Information

Metro Guadalajara Line 3

In 2014 the Mexican Ministry of Communication and Transportation (SCT- Secretaría de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes) awarded Sener the Guadalajara metro’s new Line 3 project. Sener ... More Information

Sections of the SR 99 tunnel built without Bertha

Approximately 20 percent of the SR 99 tunnel was designed to be built without Bertha, the SR 99 TBM. Seattle Tunnel Partners had bored more than 305 m of tunnel before they stopped to repair Bertha. ... More Information

Normet new tunnel equipment launch

Normet new tunnel equipment launch

Normet has launched its new M and L-Series underground mining and tunnelling equipment offering with the European Stage IV/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final power train technology (“Tier 4F”) based ... More Information

WTC 2016

The 2016 World Tunnel Congress will be held on April 22-28, 2016 in San Francisco. WTC returns to the United States for the first time in 19 years. Exhibitors can register using the registration ... More Information

Hallandsas tunnels officially open

Hallandsas tunnels officially open

The railway tunnels through Hallandsas, in southwestern Sweden, were officially opened on 08.12.2015. The tunnels are the country’s most important railway infrastructure project in 40 years. ... More Information

Breakthrough of the Shatin to Central Link Hin Keng to Kai Tak Tunnel

Breakthrough of the Shatin to Central Link Hin Keng to Kai Tak Tunnel

On the 11.11.2015 the final blast underneath Lion Rock, finished the 2.4 km  tunnel stretch from Hin Keng to Kai Tak for the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Project. 60% of the tunnel excavation ... More Information

Six offers for Lot Mules 2-3 of the Brenner Base Tunnel

BBT received tenders from the following 6 groups for the construction of Brenner Base Tunnel, Lot Mules 2-3: Astaldi SpA, Ghella SpA, Oberosler Cav Pietro SpA, Cogeis SpA, PAC SpA; ... More Information

Customers at forefront of drill rig remote screen development

Customers at forefront of drill rig remote screen development

In 2014 Sandvik introduced a completely new radio remote controlled drill rig to its surface top hammer drill rig offering, the Dino DC400Ri. The concept of this new drill rig drew extensively on ... More Information

Watch Robbins latest video!

Watch Robbins latest video!

See Robbins TBMs in a New Light - From Onsite Assembly to the first Breakthrough, watch EPB Tunneling at North Link Evolve.  Watch Robbins latest video which documents the Onsite First Time ... More Information

ITA Tunnelling Awards 2015

On the 19th November 2015, 24 projects and their representatives, along with 8 engineers, 5 engineering companies and 5 contractors who were all candidates for this years ITA Tunnelling Awards in ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

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