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Varese orbital opening

On 24.01.2015 the 4.9 km-long first lot of Varese orbital motorway opened between A8 interconnection at Gazzada Schianno and Vedano Olona near Varese municipality. More Information

Tunnels and Bridges

Tunnels and Bridges

The APAC tunnels and bridges conference is scheduled for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 15-16th April, 2015. Themes are design, construction, maintenance and inspection, with 23 speakers from government ... More Information

Engineering underground space in London

The one-day ICE conference on this topic takes place on 18.02.2015 at One Great George Street, Westminster. It will explore the solutions and opportunities that underground space presents for ... More Information

Full bore at North West Rail Link

On 14.01.2015 the fourth TBM, named Maria after 19th century Aboriginal rights advocate Maria Lock, started boring for North West Rail Link in Sydney, Australia. The 900 t TBM was delivered to the ... More Information

Setronic Verona Srl at Intersec

Setronic Verona Srl, specialized in design, manufacture and after sales service for optical beam smoke and fire detectors, opacity analyzer, calibrating and testing equipment, and accessories, will ... More Information

tunnelbuilder – first for bids

tunnelbuilder – first for bids

Our readers have to be advised promptly and accurately of the bids and awards on which their business depends. That is why tunnelbuilder websites are updated whenever there is news, even at weekends ... More Information

Aurelia road to Savona

The 188 m-long Grana tunnel on the 5 km-long new Aurelia road section from Albisola to Savona in Italy has been completed using conventional methods. Meantime, TBM excavation of the 530 m-long Basci ... More Information

TBM Elaine at Rennes

TBM Elaine at Rennes

On 19.12.2014 TBM Elaine was named for excavation of an 8 km-long tunnel for the 13 km-long metro Line B in Rennes. The line, which will serve 15 stations and connect the southwestern and ... More Information

Waterview TBM resumes

In New Zealand, the huge Waterview TBM has been successfully turned and on 17.12.2014 resumed tunnelling, heading south on the second of the motorway tunnels. The machine will advance far enough to ... More Information

Atlas Copco rigs relaunch

The Boomer M-series drillrigs, the medium sized single and twin boom rigs favoured by tunnellers, have been the subject of a major upgrade. Read the press release and contact ... More Information

Evergreen line

The construction for the Evergreen line includes a 2 km-long bored tunnel with tunnel portals located in Port Moody and Coquitlam, Canada. The tunnel is being constructed with a 10 m-diameter TBM, ... More Information

Breakthrough under Lake Mead

Breakthrough under Lake Mead

On 10.12.2014 the hybrid TBM launched in 2011 holed the 4.5 km-long tunnel beneath the bed of Lake Mead. The project involves the construction of a system for collecting and transporting the waters ... More Information

Hydraulic design engineer wanted

Hydraulic design engineer wanted

International tunnelling recruitment specialist iPS is seeking a design engineer for heavy hydraulic systems to be located in France on a permanent basis, starting Q1/2015. See below for more ... More Information

Milestone for NY subway

The construction of the 86th Street Station cavern of the Second Avenue Subway in New York has been completed this week. Work began in August of 2011. This project, valued at EUR272 million ... More Information

A toast to our followers!

The management and staff at tunnelbuilder ltd send greetings and good wishes to all our readers and clients around the world at this festive time. While the international financial news has not ... More Information

Muhlhauser acquires Obermann

Muhlhauser acquires Obermann

Obermann becomes the first acquisition in the 100-year history of Muhlhauser, the Germany-based global market leader in tunnelling logistics. Read the press release and visit www.khmte.com. ... More Information

Terratec TBM for Laos

Terratec TBM for Laos

Terratec, after a successful test on 06.12.2014, has delivered a new Double Shield TBM to Seli Overseas S.p.A. of Italy, the tunnelling subcontractor for the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower Project, ... More Information

Robust Robbins EPB for Seattle

Robust Robbins EPB for Seattle

On 17.11.2014 the 6.65 m-diameter Robbins TBM EPB began its journey south into the city of Seattle, Washington, USA. The machine, for contractor JCM North Link LLC (a JV of Jay Dee, Coluccio, and ... More Information

Sydney’s WestConnex motorway

Sydney’s WestConnex motorway

The WestConnex motorway is an EUR7.41 billion, 33 km continuous motorway which links Sydney’s west and south-west with the CBD (Central Business District), Sydney Airport and Port Botany ... More Information

Tunnelling/pipejacking engineers wanted

International recruitment specialist iPS is seeking engineers to fill a range of positions on a project commencing early next year in Melbourne, Australia. Click below for more, and visit ... More Information

Robbins webinars on record

Robbins webinars on record

Robbins have completed their very successful webinar series for 2014 and are making recordings available to tunnelbuilder readers until the end of the year. Click here for access and visit ... More Information

New Putzmeister scissor lift

New Putzmeister scissor lift

Putzmeister has announced Minelift 4 scissor lift platform with lifting height 4 m and 4 t load capacity for underground use. The machine is suited to both personnel and equipment lifting. Read the ... More Information

Six tunnels under Suez Canal

The EUR6.58 billion New Suez Canal Project features a new 72 km-length parallel branch of the 190 km-long Suez Canal from Deversoir to al-Balah which will cost EUR3.22 billion and six new tunnels to ... More Information

Intertunnel Russia

Intertunnel Russia

Intertunnel 2015, the 7th edition of the International Tunnelling Exhibition, will take place at the VDNKh in Moscow from 27 to 29 April, 2015. In a country as vast as Russia, tunnels are playing ... More Information

Opportunities at Fehmarnbelt tunnel

Another opportunity will occur for sub-contractors when Femern A/S offers two more major contracts in December, 2014. These concern the electrical and mechanical installations to be fitted inside ... More Information

Normet new generation

Normet new generation

Normet is introducing its latest generation of underground equipment at Bauma China in Shanghai. Apart from being endowed with improved overall ergonomics, the new machines are ready for Industrial ... More Information

Erbil to Haji Omaran

The Ministry of Housing and Reconstruction (MOHR) is building a dual carriageway connecting Erbil to Haji Omaran in Kurdistan, Iraq. The project comprises two main sections. The first 8.822 km ... More Information

Big auction in Caorso

Big auction in Caorso

Ritchie Bros’ upcoming auction in Caorso, Italy on 04.12.2014 currently features more than 1,400 heavy equipment items, tractors and trucks. All items will be sold to the highest bidders on ... More Information

Breakthrough in Paci tunnel

Breakthrough in Paci tunnel

On 06.11.2014, construction of the 1.7 km-long Paci tunnel was completed on the southbound carriageway of Italy’s A3 motorway, between Scilla and Campo Calabro. It is the longest tunnel among ... More Information

Managers sought by iPS

International recruitment specialist iPS is seeking qualified and experienced managers to fill the following tunnelling vacancies: 00542 Planning manager ... More Information

Montenegro highway financed

Montenegro highway financed

On 30.10.2014 the loan agreement was signed between Montenegro and the Chinese Exim Bank on financing construction of the first 41 km-long section Smokovac-Uvce-Matesevo of the 169.2 km-long ... More Information

Frejus tunnel holed

Frejus tunnel holed

On 17.11.2014 the TBM completed the 12,878 m emergency tunnel parallel to the existing Frejus tunnel (T4) and arrived at Bardonecchia, Italy, where it will be dismantled during the next three ... More Information

APAC conference

APAC tunnels and bridges conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15-16th April, 2015. Click for conference agenda. More from roohi.taragi@fleminggulf.com. 47/14. More Information

Ritchie Bros’ Caorso auction

Ritchie Bros’ Caorso auction

Ritchie Bros will hold an unreserved public auction of plant and equipment at their premises in Caorso, Italy on 04.12.2014, where some 900 plant items will be for sale. Click here and visit ... More Information

Guidance systems news from PPS

Guidance systems news from PPS

At Poltinger Precision Systems we strive every day to improve both ourselves, and our products. To suit our customers’ needs, and to implement their ideas for an even better PPS Guidance ... More Information

Val di Sambro holing

Val di Sambro holing

On 08.11.2014 breakthrough was achieved on the 3.9 km-long Val di Sambro tunnel on A1, between Firenze and Bologna. The contract was awarded to the JV Vianini Lavori/Toto/Profacta. Click it/21 ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information