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Brenner Base Tunnel

Brenner Base Tunnel

Excavations on the Tulfes-Pfons construction lot began on 18.09.2014 with a solemn ceremony. The BBT project along the 9,000 km north-south corridor from Helsinki to La Valletta is very important ... More Information

Turin metro funding

On 18.09.2014 Piedmont Region and the company Infra.To signed the agreement for funding EUR35 million for the construction of the Lingotto-Bengasi section 4 of Line 1 of Turin metro. The section ... More Information

Indian tunnels progress

The Border Roads Organization (BRO) reported the construction of the 8.8 km-long Rohtang tunnel in the State of Himachal Pradesh, India is underway, with 4.4 km completed to date. Meantime, ... More Information

iBBT Project

On 12.09.2014 was held the final conference of the three-year Interreg Italy-Austria IBBT project on flooring, lining and innovative lighting for tunnels. The project, co-funded Interreg IV ... More Information

Reno-Alps corridor news

Reno-Alps corridor news

On 18.09.2014 the 4th International Corridor Reno-Alps Conference was held in Genoa, Italy. The Swiss Confederation aims to transfer freight from road to rail through the Lotschberg (opened in ... More Information

Power on the Fehmarnbelt link

Power on the Fehmarnbelt link

The 18 km-long Fehmarnbelt tunnel with its electrified rail operation and a fully lit road tunnel requires the security of an uninterrupted power supply. It will have its own, major substation at ... More Information

Complimentary Robbins Web Seminar on Field Experience

Complimentary Robbins Web Seminar on Field Experience

The latest in the Robbins Webinar series is entitled Lessons Learned from the Field: the Greatest Challenges in TBM Tunnelling. The discussion is scheduled for one hour on Tuesday, 30th September ... More Information

Over 900 items for Caorso auction

Over 900 items for Caorso auction

Ritchie Bros next auction in Caorso, Italy is on Thursday 2nd October, 2014. Over 900 items are currently included in the inventory, and more will be added in the coming weeks. This wide variety of ... More Information

Biel bypass go-ahead

Biel bypass go-ahead

The Federal Council of Berne, capital of Switzerland, has approved construction of the western branch of Biel bypass, including the junction to the right bank of Lake Biel (port tunnel) and ... More Information

Expotunnel for Bologna

Expotunnel for Bologna

ExpoTunnel is dedicated to the world of tunnelling, drilling, mining, underground construction and research. Following a successful first show in 2013, the second edition will take place in Bologna, ... More Information

Australian conference imminent

Australian conference imminent

The 15th triennial Australian Tunnelling Conference takes place in Sydney 17-19th September, with more than 80 technical papers due for presentation. ES Rubber, the manufacturer and international ... More Information

London power tunnels update

Contractors Costain Skanska JV recently completed the 3.4 km-long stretch of tunnel under the River Thames between Wandsworth and Earls Court using TBM Evelyn. This involved the twin challenges of ... More Information

Coguaro4 underground mixer

Coguaro4 underground mixer

An underground concrete machinery open house dedicated to tunnelling machines was held in July at CIFA headquarters in Senago (MI). On the CIFA test field, which was set up for the occasion, ... More Information

Approval for wider Eppenberg

Datec has approved the FFS project for the widening to four tracks of the Olten–Aarau rail section, including the new 3 km-long Eppenberg tunnel. Work starts on the tunnel next spring. Value ... More Information

Opportunities at Qatar Rail

Middle East Rail convention takes place in Dubai 17-18 March, 2015. The CEO of Qatar Rail has given an overview of the 14-year plan for the construction of Qatar Metro’s complex tunnel design ... More Information

Terratec TBM ready for Istanbul

Terratec TBM ready for Istanbul

Terratec has handed over a factory tested, customized 6.56 m-diameter EPB with versatile electric drive cutterhead designed to excavate the mixed geology along the alignment of Istanbul metro in ... More Information

Huge CBE moulds for Wuhan

Huge CBE moulds for Wuhan

French supplier CBE Group will provide 30 segment moulds for a 15.2 m external diameter combined road-subway tunnel in Wuhan, China. Read the press release and visit www.cbe-tunnels.com. CBE ... More Information

Turkey motorway financing

The EUR457 million financing agreement for Phase 2A of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir motorway in Turkey has been signed. This section includes the bi-tube Selcukgazi tunnel, length 1,037 m. Overall, the ... More Information

Transjura A16 section opened

A 9 km-long stretch of A16 motorway between Bure and Porrentruy was inaugurated and opened to traffic on 21.08.2014. The last link of the A16 connecting the canton of Jura with France, this highway ... More Information

Submission deadline extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the WTC 2015 in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 22 to 28 May 2015 has been extended to September 15th. Visit http://wtc15.com. 36/14. More Information

Schoema at Innotrans

Schoema at Innotrans

German specialist locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Schoema will be presenting new technology at Innotrans 2014 in Berlin, September 23-26th. Don’t miss their exhibition stand, and ... More Information

BTS conference registration

BTS 2014 takes place at the QE 2 Centre in London on 23-24th September. Free online registration is available. Accompanied by “a very well attended exhibition, with many key people from the UK and international tunnelling sectors”. 33/14. More Information

TBM renaissance in Norway

TBM renaissance in Norway

A Robbins 7.2 m-diameter main beam TBM is at work on the Rossaga hydro project in Norway, the first Norwegian tunnel to be mechanically bored in 22 years. Watch the six-minute video and visit ... More Information

Terratec double in Delhi

Terratec double in Delhi

The first two of a scheduled 18 breakthroughs of Terratec TBMs have been accomplished on the CC-07 and CC-24 projects at New Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

Putzmeister at Expomina, Peru

Expomina 2014 takes place in Lima, Peru on 10-12th September. Putzmeister will be there on Stand E01 showing its 5 cu m capacity Mixkret 5 mixer/carrier designed for underground applications. Read ... More Information

City Rail Link update

City Rail Link update

New Zealand’s City Rail Link (CRL) will be built in two 3.4 km-long, twin tunnels up to 42 m below the city centre of Auckland. It will extend the existing rail line underground through ... More Information

Palermo railway ring

Palermo railway ring

On 23.07.2014 Tecnis SpA (Catania) began work on Lot 1 of the railway ring in Palermo. Value of the project is EUR152 million, with EUR28 million coming from EU funds. The Giachery-Politeama section ... More Information

Palermo-Messina progress

On 17.07.2014 breakout was achieved at the Palermo end of the 4,127 m-long Monte Poggio Maria tunnel, part of the dualling of the 19.7 km Fiumetorto-Cefalu Ogliastrillo section on the ... More Information

Power your business with tunnelbuilder

As the good times start to roll again in the US and Europe, tunnelbuilder readership is growing rapidly, currently averaging 71,493 visits/month for 2014. Our weekly newsletter garners 10,666 ... More Information

Atkins to lead Doha metro

UK-based design, engineering and consulting firm WS Atkins has been awarded the EUR100 million contract as lead designer for Doha metro Gold Line in Qatar. Visit ... More Information

Top award for Lok Home of Robbins

Once a year, the Underground Construction Association honours a person who has made major contributions to the tunnelling industry throughout their career. Lok Home is the exceptionally deserving ... More Information

Merano northwest bypass

Merano northwest bypass

On 22.07.2014 Bozen Province in Italy approved the definitive alignment of Merano northwest bypass – Lot 2. Tender is expected in 2016, start of work in 2017. Lot 2 will be mainly underground ... More Information

Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway

RNVL is implementing the 125.09 km-long rail project in the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand with a preliminary cost of EUR530 million. The rail project passes through Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri and ... More Information

Breakthrough at the Kargi HEPP

A Robbins double shield TBM broke through on 05.07.2014 in Turkey at the Kargi HEPP. The machine made it through fault zones and squeezing ground, ultimately excavating over 700 m/month. Click ... More Information

First Northgate Link TBM launches

The first of two TBMs that will dig new twin light rail tunnels from the Northgate neighbourhood in Seattle to the University of Washington began mining on 09.07.2014.  The TBM will mine ... More Information

Basel east ring road, new variant

Basel east ring road, new variant

The Federal Roads Office has drawn up, and discussed with the cantons, a new variant involving the construction of a tunnel under the Rhine between Birsfelden and the North Ring Road branch Wiese to ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information