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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

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information


A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

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