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Active tenders

Just as you were thinking you might get a quiet, unstressed holiday season, the tunnelbuilder active tenders list has hit 70 for the first time. More Information

CBE newsletter number 7

CBE newsletter number 7

The latest issue of the informative CBE newsletter has been published, with topics such as special precast facilities, interviews and project updates. More Information

Crossrail newsletter

The Crossrail Moving Ahead newsletter has been released giving full updates on this project, which is now in its fourth year. More Information

Mumbai Metro approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the Mumbai Metro Line-3 Colaba-Bandra-Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) corridor. More Information

Pir Panchal inauguration

Pir Panchal inauguration

On 26.06.2013 the 11 km Pir Panchal railway tunnel opened as the longest tunnel in India. More Information

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

World-renowned auctioneer Ritchie Bros is selling a variety of heavy equipment at 08.30h on Thursday, 11.07.2013 More Information

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Both 12.4 m-diameter TBMs excavating the Legacy Way tunnels from Toowong to Kelvin Grove in Brisbane, Australia have now holed out some two months ahead of schedule More Information

Fire Protection and Safety

Fire Protection and Safety

The fifth conference on fire protection and safety in tunnels will be held in Copenhagen, from 11th to 12th September, 2013 More Information

Railworld 2013 for Bangkok

The ninth Railworld Summit will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 24th and 25th October, 2013. More Information

Innovative segment handling clamp

Innovative segment handling clamp

Acimex, the handling equipment branch of CBE, has supplied a clamp to feed complete piles of segments to the TBM More Information

Second TBM reaches Canary Wharf

Crossrail’s second TBM has reached Canary Wharf box, breaking through on 06.06.2013. More Information

Corga de Vela excavation complete

On 13.06.2013 Adif completed the drilling of the Corga de Vela railway tunnel. More Information

Work starts on SS 223

On 14.06.2013 Anas started work on the four-lane adaptation of the 11.56 km Lanzo-Ornate section in Civitella Paganico More Information

Kaiserstuhl tunnel approval

On 14.06.2013, the Swiss Federal Council approved the 3.8 km-long extension of Bruenigstrasse, More Information

CIFA at WTC2013

At WTC2013 in Geneva earlier this month, the three-floor exhibition was fully sold out with more than 100 exhibitors. Some 1,500 visitors attended the event. More Information

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

The India representative for Ein Shemer, Trikausch India Pvt Ltd, has been working on two significant sections of Delhi metro with a total length of bored tunnels exceeding 18 km. More Information

Mapei at WTC2013

Mapei at WTC2013

WTC2013 was a successful congress, with more than 1,800 participants, some 110 exhibitors and several very well attended social events. More Information

Moscow metro breakthrough

Moscow metro breakthrough

On Friday 24.05.2013 the first of three Robbins EPBs excavating the Moscow Metro made its breakthrough. More Information

High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

For a number of years, Ein Shemer Rubber (ES) has participated in the programme of the Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy in Israel. More Information

Pedemontana update

The east tube of the Morazzone rock tunnel (GN71) is 2,089.7 m-long from P.K. 2+899.00 to P.K. 0+809.30. More Information

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way, or Northern Link as it was formerly known, is Brisbane City Council’s 4.6 km-long road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway More Information

Video of San Francisco TBM

Robbins has produced its latest video of time-lapse assembly of the first of two mixed ground EPBs for San Francisco Central Subway where they will excavate tight turns under low cover More Information

Lubian tunnel start

Lubian tunnel start

On 30.04.2014 drill/blast excavation started on the1,710 m with 106 m in cut/cover right tube of the Lubian tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high speed railway. More Information

Singapore Thomson Line poll

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) invited the public to vote for their preferred station name for 16 Thomson Line (TSL) stations earlier this year. More Information

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

On stand 1310 at the upcoming RETC in Washington, VMT will be showing examples of its navigation systems and segment quality control services. Apart from precision 3D measurements of segment moulds, More Information

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Bruce Matheson has joined Terratec as Region Manager with a brief to expand the Australian TBM and RBM manufacturer’s activities in Africa, Middle East and Europe. More Information

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

At tunnelling sites, most attention is focused on supporting, supplying and maintaining equipment such as TBM, drill rigs and utilities, to ensure progress on the main excavation activities. More Information

Robbins presentations at RETC

Robbins presentations at RETC

The Robbins Company will be a formidable presence on stand 2103 at RETC in Washington, DC from June 23rd to June 26th 2013. More Information

Tunnel safety and fire protection

A symposium covering risk management, emergency response and fire prevention in tunnels is scheduled for Brisbane, Australia on 4th and 5th June, 2013. More Information

Continuous improvement from Sandvik

Outstanding excavation and low-risk operation are features attributed to the Sandvik DTi series of intelligent tunnelling jumbos, launched in 2008 and now working in all parts of the world. More Information

Port of Miami drives completed

At Watson Island, on 15.04.2013, the TBM Harriet completed excavation of the second of two underwater tunnels as part of the EUR770 million project connecting the Port of Miami with nearby expressways. More Information

Robbins video AMR project

The longest TBM tunnel in India, the 43.5 km AMR water transfer tunnel, is being driven with the help of a pair of 10 m-diameter Robbins double shield TBMs. Watch the video to learn about hard and abrasive rock, remote jobsites, and flash flooding. More Information

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber gaskets are being used in Poland to ensure a leak-free tunnel on an important new highway tunnel beneath one of the country’s major rivers. More Information

Breakthrough at Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 23.04.2013 achieved the third tunnel breakthrough of its Phase - III project. More Information

ExpoTunnel press conference

The first edition of ExpoTunnel, the new showcase dedicated to the world of tunnelling, drilling, mining, underground construction, will be presented to the press and the operators with a press conference developed as a morning of More Information

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

On 15.04.2013, contractor Thiess started construction of the 4.3 km-long, 3.4 m internal diameter segmentally-lined tunnel underneath the Narrows Crossing in Gladstone Harbour, Queensland, Australia More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information