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Cross Harbor Freight

The Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP) aims to improve the movement of freight across New York Harbor between the east-of-Hudson and west-of-Hudson regions. Ten viable build alternatives have been ... More Information

Midtown immersed tube

Midtown immersed tube

The new Midtown Tunnel is currently under construction at Sparrows Point, MD, US. The tunnel is comprised of 11 concrete elements, which, once complete, will be towed down the Chesapeake Bay to the ... More Information

Northern Line extension funded

Northern Line extension funded

On 29.01.2015 the European Investment Bank announced it will provide GBP480 million for the extension of the Northern Line to Battersea. The long-term loan represents nearly 50 percent of the ... More Information

Crossrail progress

Crossrail progress

On 29.01.2015 the TBM Elizabeth (1,000 t weight and 7 m diameter) successfully broke into the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station in London, UK. The breakthrough, 40m beneath the City, ... More Information

Scarborough Subway extension in Toronto

Scarborough Subway extension in Toronto

The City of Toronto, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is planning an extension to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) to better serve Scarborough’s 650,000 residents. The ... More Information

Milestone for Eglinton Crosstown

Milestone for Eglinton Crosstown

The two TBMs driving the western segment of the 10 km-long underground tunnel on Toronto’s Eglington Crosstown reached the half-way point of their journey on 21.01.2015, breaking through into ... More Information

Bohai undersea tunnel

Bohai undersea tunnel

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's economic planner, agreed to review and support the high-speed railway project under the Bohai sea connecting Dalian in Liaoning ... More Information

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

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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

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information