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Helsinki Metro extension

Helsinki Metro extension

The metro in the Helsinki metropolitan area is set to continue from Ruoholahti via Lauttasaari to Espoo. In the first phase, a 14 km-long rail line from Ruoholahti to Matinkyla will be ... More Information

Complimentary Robbins webinar

‘Fast track your mine with proven TBM technology’ is the title of the upcoming 60-minute Robbins webinar on Wednesday 24th June with recorded broadcast the following day More Information

Ceneri base tunnel late

AlpTransit Gotthard has decided not to try to recover the 12 months lost during a legal dispute about the contracts awarded for the Ceneri Base Tunnel railway system More Information

WTC2016 abstracts

WTC 2016 will take place on April 22-28, 2016 in San Francisco, US. Deadline for abstract submission: 30.06.2015 More Information

Lyon-Turin investment

On 12.06.2015 Hubert Du Mesnil and Mario Virano, respectively President and General Manager of Telt (Euralpin Tunnel Lyon Turin), at the meeting "Preparing the future economic exchanges” held ... More Information

M4 East tunnels design

The Australian and NSW Governments have announced the preferred design for the M4 East tunnels to run under Parramatta Road More Information

Qatar breakthrough

On 11.06.2015 Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced the breakthrough of its TBM Al Mayeda at Msheireb station after having driven 1.6 km of tunnel More Information

Chenani-Nashri update

Completion of the 9 km bi-directional Chenani-Nashri tunnel in the Jammu & Kashmir (India) will be delayed by two months until July, 2016 More Information

Terratec in Bangkok

A Terratec 6.44 m-diameter EPBM has successfully broken through into Sanam Chai station on the Bangkok, Thailand metro after a 2.8 km drive through complex geology More Information

Gotthard countdown

Gotthard countdown

On 08.06.2015 Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, following the beginning of the countdown to the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel a week ago in Lucerne, took the opportunity of the Swiss day of transport and energy at Expo Milan to give the international starting signal More Information

Robbins webinar 2-2015

The Second Robbins webinar of the year is scheduled for 24th June, 2015. Webinar Details: Title: Fast-Track Your Mine with Proven TBM Technology Date: Wednesday, June 24th Time: 13:00 PST, 16:00 EST, 06:00 AEST Duration: 1 hour total Registration Link: http://bit.ly/TBMMining1 More Information

Crossrail - Celebrated Completion of tunneling marathon

Crossrail - Celebrated Completion of tunneling marathon

On 04.06.2015, Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson celebrated the completion of the Crossrail tunnels. The tunnelling marathon under London began in May, 2012 and ended at Farringdon with the arrival of TBMs Victoria on 26.05.2015 and Elisabeth on 11.05.2015. More Information

Sandvik newsletter

The latest newsletter from Sandvik Construction is now online. More Information

Gotthard opens next year

On 01.06.2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland transport minister Doris Leuthard started the countdown to the opening ceremony of the 57 km-long Gotthard base tunnel. The official state occasion will take ... More Information

Robbins Crossover TBMs

Robbins has announced its new Crossover Series of TBMs, a line of field-tested, rugged Dual Mode-type machines. Crossover TBMs feature aspects of two TBM types, and are ideal for mixed ground ... More Information

Normet concrete sprayer

Normet concrete sprayer

Normet introduced its new concrete sprayer Spraymec 5070 VC with Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) engine at the Euro Mining exhibition in Tampere, Finland on 20-21 May. The Spraymec 5070 VC is designed for ... More Information

Toyo tunnel funding

Toyo tunnel funding

The Toyo tunnel project in Colombia involves the construction of a new 39 km road between Santa Fe de Antioquia and Canasgordas with 16 km in tunnels, of which the 9.8 km-long Toyo tunnel will be ... More Information

TBM Elizabeth reaches Showground

TBM Elizabeth reaches Showground

In Sydney, Australia, TBM Elizabeth at the North West Rail Link has broken through into the new Showground Station site. Showground station is being built underground with platforms about 20 ... More Information

RETC 2015

The 2015 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) will be held on June 7-10, 2015 at Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans. RETC will include a technical program, short ... More Information

Ultimate all-round jumbo

Ultimate all-round jumbo

Sandvik presented its DT922i at the recent WTC in Dubrovnik as a fully automated electrohydraulic two boom tunnelling jumbo on a new articulated carrier. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

Industrial Patent granted to Fama

Industrial Patent granted to Fama

During WTC2015 at Dubvronik, Fama revealed that the Italian Ministry for Economic development has recognized their original contribution to technical evolution in underground sealing technology by ... More Information

Strategic function of alpine tunnels

An international conference on the strategic function of alpine tunnels will be held in Rome 22-23rd October, 2015. All interested authors are invited to send an abstract in order to exchange ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information