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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

Bekaert Maccaferri now sponsors tunnelbuilder

Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, a newly created joint venture, has taken up sponsorship of tunnelbuilder.com to promote their smart reinforcement solutions for underground ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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