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Brenner Base Tunnel - TBM begins its work

Brenner Base Tunnel - TBM begins its work

On the 26/09/2015 the ceremony was held for the launch of a TBM in at the Brenner Base Tunnel in Innsbruck, Austria. The cavern at the Ahrental end was used for assembly and launch. There were ... More Information

TBM for Grand Paris Express ready

TBM for Grand Paris Express ready

The TBM for the grand Paris Express is now ready to start. The TBM was christened Magaly on the 09.09.2015 it is the first of two TBMs that will dig the tunnel for the extension of line 14. The ... More Information

Euclid Creek Tunnel closes under budget

On 17.09.2015  the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Board of Trustees approved the final award of the contract 238-15. This contract will close $3.6 million less than the original ... More Information

Blanka tunnel opened in Prague

Blanka tunnel opened in Prague

The 6,382 m Blanka road tunnel complex in Prague, consisting of three tunnel sections, was opened on 19.09.2015. The project is on the north-western part of the inner ring road in Prague. Click ... More Information

Robbins Main Beam ramps up at Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel.

Robbins Main Beam ramps up at Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel.

 On July 22, 2015, a 3.5 m (11.5 ft) Robbins Main Beam TBM began a new chapter in its storied 32-year career. Originally built for the Terror Lake project in Alaska, the veteran machine has ... More Information

Sandvik Newsletter

Sandvik Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Sandvik Construction is now online. Visit http://construction.sandvik.com/news-media/e-newsletter/september-2015/ . 39/15 More Information

Nenskra hydroelectric project

Nenskra hydroelectric project

On 16.09.2015 the ground breaking ceremony for the Nenskra hydroelectric project  was held in the mountainous northwestern Georgian region of Svaneti. The 280MW project will ensure the ... More Information

Sydney Metro Northwest tunnelling breakthroughs for TBM1, TBM3 and TBM4

Sydney Metro Northwest tunnelling breakthroughs for TBM1, TBM3 and TBM4

On 18.09.2015 TBM3 Isabelle, one of four machines excavating the 15km twin tube tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping, broke through. It’s the first Sydney Metro Northwest TBM to reach the end of ... More Information

Construction has started on the first well for NorthConnex Tunnel in Australia

On 11/09/2015  a 40 t piling rig drilled the first pile at the northern interchange at Wahroonga junction. This is for the construction of the first well for the NorthConnex tunnel in Sydney. ... More Information

Waterview near completion

Waterview near completion

The Tunnel boring machine Alice is only 332 m away from her second breakthrough for the  Waterview Connection in Auckland, New Zealand. The second tunnel which is 2.4 kilometers long is also ... More Information

DUX Machinery introduces the DUX DT-20T

DUX Machinery  introduces the DUX DT-20T

With over 45 years of experience, DUX Machinery Corporation is a Canadian manufacturer of heavy-duty underground equipment designed to meet the needs of mining and tunnelling projects worldwide. DUX ... More Information

Australian Tunnelling Conference update

The latest project updates to be discussed at the Australian Tunnelling Conference in Sydney next month “We have a fantastic program featuring a number of project updates from all over ... More Information

TERRATEC TBM achieves new breakthrough in Delhi

TERRATEC TBM achieves new breakthrough in Delhi

On 03.08.2015, TERRATEC’s S23 TBM EPB completed the tunnelling on the up line 1,351 m tunnel between Kashmere Gate & Lal Quila Stations. This is the Delhi Metro Phase-III CC-07 Project, ... More Information

SR99 - Final three pieces safely in the access pit

SR99 - Final three pieces safely in the access pit

Between the 28th  August  and  4th  September 2015 Seattle Tunnel Partners have lowered the final three pieces of the SR 99 TBMs front shield into the access pit in Seattle, ... More Information

Underground Construction Prague 2016 – Final Call for Abstracts

The final deadline for abstract submission is on 30.09.2015, using the on-line form which is available at http://www.ucprague.com/call-for-abstracts/ . 37/15. More Information

Robbins Crossover TBMs in New Territory

Robbins Crossover TBMs in New Territory

First Rock/EPB TBM in North America represents an Evolution in Design On August 10, 2015, North America’s first Robbins Crossover TBM was launched for the Túnel Emisor Poniente ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. auction Spain features tunneling equipment

Ritchie Bros. auction Spain features tunneling equipment

Tunnelbuilders that are in need of heavy equipment for their upcoming projects may be able to grab a good deal at Ritchie Bros. upcoming auction in Ocaña (Central Spain). The unreserved ... More Information

‘Full Crew’ change name to iPS – Powerful People Mexico

‘Full Crew’ change name to iPS – Powerful People Mexico

iPS’ Mexican entity has changed its commercial name from ‘Full Crew’ to iPS – Powerful People. Full Crew has been active in Mexico since 2007 and has established a well ... More Information

VMT developments

VMT developments

HADES from VMT networks all areas of a construction site above and below ground. Development of the HADES control centre is underway. Read the press release and visit www.vmt-gmbh.de. 36/15. More Information

Sandvik for service

Sandvik for service

Sandvik supports clients with in-depth product and application expertise, rapid response, local presence and worldwide network. Read the August, 2015 edition of Sandvik E-newsletter and visit ... More Information

TBM tunnel enlargement

TBM tunnel enlargement

At the beginning of August Fillie, a 9 m-diameter TBM, started work near Bolton, UK as part of a Network Rail project to electrify the Preston-Bolton-Manchester line, one of north-west ... More Information

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

Muhlhauser logistics solutions

The fourth generation of the Muhlhauser family continues in the company tradition of tailormade logistics solutions for tunnelling and mining, offering railbound and trackless vehicles and machines ... More Information

Robbins TBM in Tirol

Robbins TBM in Tirol

A 6.53 m-diameter, 200 m-long, 600 t Double Shield Robbins TBM named Magliadrun (meaning Glutton) is gearing up for the Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Inn GmbH (GKI) project in Tirol, Austria. The name was ... More Information

Owning a TBM

Owning a TBM

Cost of ownership of a TBM is a complex subject, whether specifying a machine for a single job or to span a generation of projects. Experience will give the best insight, and a complimentary Robbins ... More Information

Putzmeister success story

Germany-based machine manufacturer Putzmeister has announced a 10 percent increase in business volume for 2014 with sales of EUR691.2 worldwide. Read the press release and visit www.putzmeister.com. ... More Information

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

Jacon at Waterview, NZ

The 2.4 km-long Waterview Connection in Auckland, New Zealand will connect two existing motorways. It is being driven by TBM, supplied around the clock by Jacon MSVs, each carrying a complete 90 t ... More Information

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet beefs up in A-P

Normet has strengthened both its Australian and Asia-Pacific regional operations with the appointment of Neil Fitzmaurice as managing director and John Gelson as his manager of ground control and ... More Information

Blue Plains holing

In early July, 2015 Herrenknecht TBM Lady Bird completed the 7.24 km-long Blue Plains Tunnel that will be used to help improve the water quality in the Anacostia River in Washington DC, US. Blue ... More Information

EuroTAP 2015 reports

The results of EuroTAP tests overseen by the German Automobile Club, ADAC, together with its partner clubs: ACI in Italy, OEAMTC in Austria, and TCS in Switzerland have been published. The 2015 ... More Information

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra joins Normet in North America

Jaime Ibarra is the new TBM Technical Manager – Americas in Normet. He’ll lead Normet’s North and Latin American teams into the fast growing market of TBM related construction ... More Information

Robbins at Moscow metro

Robbins at Moscow metro

On 15.07.2015 Robbins EPB Elena completed excavation of the 1,710 m-long left-hand tunnel for the Moscow Metro Second Circle line (Third Interchange Circuit) and arrived in the future 65 m-deep ... More Information

SR99 schedule revision

SR99 schedule revision

Seattle Tunnel Partners has begun installing a new main bearing on the SR 99 TBM with a view to restarting tunnelling next November. Tunnelling will take a year to complete, with the tunnel now ... More Information

Northgate Link TBMs advance

In Seattle, US, TBM Pamela has arrived at Roosevelt Station and TBM Brenda is expected at U District Station in early-Autumn. On 13.07.2015  the Robbins EPBM Pamela arrived at the ... More Information

Midtown tunnel connection

Midtown tunnel connection

On 14.07.2015 the last tunnel element of the new Midtown Tunnel connecting the shorelines of Portsmouth and Norfolk was immersed. The design-build contractor, SKW Constructors (a joint venture of ... More Information

Terratec raise borer for China

Terratec raise borer for China

Terratec has successfully completed the factory testing and delivery of a new TR3000 Raise Boring Machine. The destination of the machine is in the Chinese Province of Yunnan, where the main mineral ... More Information

Patnitop holes out

On 13.07.2015 the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) achieved an important milestone with the breakthrough of the 9 km-long Patnitop tunnel between Chenani and Nashri in the State of Jammu ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information