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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

VMT newsletter

VMT newsletter

The first VMT newsletter of 2015 is available for download. Click here and visit www.vmt-gmbh.de. 18/15. More Information

A myth dispelled

A myth dispelled

The full recording of the Robbins webinar on the success of TBMs over other tunnelling methods is now available for viewing at http://bit.ly/TBMRecording. All of the questions that were posed before ... More Information

Purple Line to San Siro

Purple Line to San Siro

On 29.04.2015 Metro 5 SpA will inaugurate the extension Garibaldi station to San Siro Stadium with five new stations of driverless automatic Line 5 in Milan. The Purple Line from Bignami Northern ... More Information

Seven Service in UAE tunnel

Seven Service in UAE tunnel

Seven Service has delivered its first rotary washer to Abu Dhabi (UAE): 576 m - 72 m underground and 504 m above ground - in the Al Salam tunnel. Seven Service, after the acquisition of contracts in ... More Information

Sandvik quarry seminar

Sandvik quarry seminar

Sandvik Construction Russia, together with official distributor Quarry-Service, recently held a highly successful Quarry Seminar located in Yekaterinburg. It was focused on the drilling and blasting ... More Information

Karavanke dualling

Karavanke dualling

On 14.04.2015, at Bruck an der Mur, Austria, the Slovenian and Austrian state motorway companies signed an agreement on the construction of a second tube of the 8 km-long Karavanke tunnel linking ... More Information

HST Tokyo to Nagoya

HST Tokyo to Nagoya

At the beginning of April a Japanese magnetic levitation train broke its own world speed record, hitting 603 km/h. The test marks the end of high-speed test runs to decide the best operational speed ... More Information

Rome B1 metro complete

Rome B1 metro complete

On 21.04.2015 Salini Impregilo SpA completed and handed over to the city of Rome the last section of line B1 of the Rome Metro stretching from the Conca d'Oro station to the Jonio station. The Jonio ... More Information

WTC technical visits

WTC is offering four interesting technical visits that will take place after the closure of the congress: Underground structures of HPP Zakucac and HPP Peruca - on 28.05.2015 Underground ... More Information

Evergreen line TBM maintenance

Evergreen line TBM maintenance

In British Columbia, Canada the Evergreen Line is being driven by TBM Alice, named for Alice Wilson, born in 1881 in Cobourg (Ontario) and the first woman to hold a professional position at the ... More Information

Sunset Tunnel renovation

Last month the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) began replacing the ageing track and other infrastructure inside the 1,290 m Sunset Tunnel to improve safety and reliability of ... More Information

Call for Abstracts

All authors are invited and encouraged to submit their maximum 300 words abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the Scientific Programme for Underground Construction Prague 2016. All abstracts ... More Information

Toronto-York Spadina plan

In Canada, the TTC Board approved a plan to complete the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project by the end of 2017. Tunnelling with the four TBMs was completed 18 months ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs move

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs move

Over the weekend of April 17-20, 2015 the TBMs Dennis and Lea involved in the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line in Toronto, Canada will be lifted out of the extraction ... More Information

Improving rail links to Heathrow

A new direct rail link connecting the west to Heathrow will improve passenger journeys to the UK’s busiest airport and help to increase economic productivity across the Thames Valley. Network ... More Information

Sandvik DT1131i jumbo in Korea

Sandvik DT1131i jumbo in Korea

A new high speed railway is being constructed in Korea to link Wonju and Gangneung as part of an extensive infrastructure programme for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Gusan Construction has ... More Information

New Sandvik Construction website

New Sandvik Construction website

Sandvik Construction has launched a brand new website to provide customers with information tailored to their specific requirements. To view, visit www.construction.sandvik.com. 15/15. More Information

Parallel Thimble Shoal tunnel

The Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project in Virginia, US currently includes the following elements of design and construction: approximately 1,740 m of two-lane tunnel connecting previously ... More Information

Robbins system in Indianapolis

Robbins system in Indianapolis

On 05.03.2015 a Robbins 6.2 m-diameter Main Beam TBM completed boring a 2.8 km-long extension tunnel, known as the Eagle Creek Tunnel, for the Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System in Indiana, USA. The ... More Information

Turkey Expositions

Tunnel Expo Turkey takes place in Istanbul 27-29th August, 2015. The Expo parallels a concurrent Mining Expo, and also hosts a tunnelling short course. Read the prospectus and visit ... More Information

Delaware-Rondout Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will build a 4.02 km-long bypass tunnel around a leaking portion of the Delaware-Rondout aqueduct in New York. Other leaks in the Town of Wawarsing, ... More Information

Robbins webinar 1-2015

Robbins webinar 1-2015

The first Robbins webinar of the year is scheduled for 15th April, 2015. Webinar Details: Title:  A Myth Dispelled: In Difficult Ground, the Time for Drill & Blast Excavation has ... More Information

Terratec in Laos

Terratec in Laos

A Terratec 5.74 m-diameter double shield hardrock TBM has started boring and lining 11.3 km of a hydro tunnel in Laos. Read the press release and visit www.terratec.co. If you have not yet read ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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