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Acimex website relaunch

World leader in vacuum handling technology Acimex of St Avertin, France has relaunched its website www.acimex.net showing the company’s current range of products and applications. Read the ... More Information

Arcisate-Stabio restart

Arcisate-Stabio restart

On 19.02.21014 an agreement was signed between RFI and Ics Grandi lavori, in the presence of the Regional Infrastructure and Mobility minister Maurizio Del Tenno. The agreement provides for the ... More Information

Supplier guide for Fehmarnbelt fixed link

Femern A/S has produced a guide that sets out specific tasks suited to subcontractors on the tunnel construction. The guide provides small and medium-sized enterprises with an overview of their ... More Information

Robbins TBM records in Mumbai

Robbins TBM records in Mumbai

On 21.01.2014 a Robbins Main Beam TBM completed the 8.3 km-long Mumbai Water Tunnel, more than 100 m below ground. The tunnel is one of the longest and deepest water supply tunnels in Asia. The 6.25 ... More Information

Two heavy equipment online auctions

Australia-based Global Equipment Solutions is holding two online auctions of: surface and underground mining and civil construction equipment; and surplus heavy mining equipment. For details of lots ... More Information

Systemair Fans for Deoli-Kota tunnel

Systemair Fans for Deoli-Kota tunnel

GVK Deoli Kota Expressway Private Ltd (GDKEPL) is developing an 83 km-long four lane road project from km 165 to Junction of NH-76 on Kota Bypass of the Deoli-Kota Section of NH-12 in Rajasthan, ... More Information

Zagreb tunnelling conference

ITA Croatia has organized a conference and exhibition for Zagreb, Croatia on 27-28 March, 2014. More from www.zagrebtunnel2014.com. 07/14. More Information

Robbins goes mining in Australia

Robbins goes mining in Australia

An 8 m-diameter Robbins hybrid single shield EPB packed with technological innovation is driving the declines for access to new coal seams at a Queensland mine. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

SR99 - Two factors contributed to tunnel stoppage

For two months, the contractor on the SR 99 Tunnel Project, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), has been working to determine what caused the stoppage of the SR 99 tunnelling machine on 06.12.2013. WSDOT ... More Information

Confederation Line tunnel construction update

Confederation Line tunnel construction update

Some 257 m of the 2.5 km-long downtown tunnel has been roadheader excavated to date for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit project. From the west portal in LeBreton Flats, the roadheader ... More Information

ISTSS – sixth edition

The sixth International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security (ISTSS) will be held at the World Trade Centre in Marseille, France, from 12th to 14th March, 2014. This event will bring together ... More Information

Dietmar Reuter joins iPS

Dietmar Reuter joins iPS

Dietmar Reuter has joined the iPS tunnel department, bringing with him a wealth of recruiting experience in the construction industry. This strengthening of the already successful iPS team comes at ... More Information

Segmental lining workshop

Segmental lining workshop

ES Rubber is sponsoring a workshop on segmental lining issues and challenges in New Delhi, India on 26.02.2014 at which Dr Werner Grabe will be giving a lecture. More from Mirit Felba Hermesh at ES ... More Information

Bangkok river crossing

Bangkok river crossing

The Bam PaKong river in Bangkok, Thailand poses a formidable obstacle to the completion of a 53 km-long raw water transmission line. A Terratec microtunnelling system will be used for the 380 m-long ... More Information

Hard Rock in Turkey

Hard Rock in Turkey

In December, 2013 a 4.3 m-diameter Robbins double shield TBM emerged triumphant after boring a 9.3 km-long headrace tunnel in Turkey’s Adana Province for the Yamanli II hydroelectric project. ... More Information

Two TBMs for Phase 2 of Metro de Quito

In 2015, Quito will have two TBMs working in the tunnels for the Line 1 of Metro de Quito, Phase 2. The first machine will be launched from El Labrador site and the second from Solanda area. Phase 1 ... More Information

Challenge of Fehmarnbelt clay

The recently completed geotechnical investigations in the Fehmarnbelt have thrown up new and important knowledge about a particular clay layer, which has been a great challenge for other major ... More Information

Crossrail tunnels half complete

Tunnelling on London Crossrail has passed the halfway stage. Read the attached bulletin for a full update on every aspect of the project, including details of septuagarian Peter ... More Information

Klang Valley EPBs ahead of schedule

Klang Valley EPBs ahead of schedule

CTE has announced the breakthrough of the second CREG EPB at KL Sentral station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the Klang Valley MRT project More Information

Tunnel Russia for Moscow

Tunnel Russia, a new international conference scheduled for Moscow on March 12-14, 2014, will cover tunnelling and microtunnelling, directional drilling and combined construction technologies used ... More Information

Two Moscow meetings

In the first half of 2014 there will be two tunnelling conferences in Moscow: Tunnel Russia in March and Intertunnel in May. For details visit www.tunnelrussia.com and contact ... More Information

Fehmarn tenders attract attention

More than 400 participants representing more than 200 companies met together in Copenhagen on 21.01.2014 to learn more about the two upcoming tender packages from Femern A/S. Nine international ... More Information

A year is a long time in advertising

The key to Internet advertising is its availability. Whenever the reader wants you, you can be there, 24/7 for 52 weeks of the year! All that is needed is a good advertisement and qualified readers. ... More Information

Robbins TBMs return to Norway

Robbins TBMs return to Norway

On 21.11.2013 a cutterhead turning ceremony and champagne celebration marked the return of TBMs to Norway. More Information

Drilling shafts in front of Bertha

It turns out that Bertha, the SR 99 TBM constructing the tunnel to replace the earthquake-damaged Alaskan Way viaduct in Seattle, was stopped by a 20 cm-diameter steel pipe traced to a 2002 groundwater study. More Information

Terratec microtunneller bringing relief to Delhi

Terratec microtunneller bringing relief to Delhi

Delhi Jal Board DJB is laying a 59 km-long sewer along the Yamuna river at depths of 6-18 m on which a Terratec DN1600 microtunnelling system is already halfway through its allotted task. Read ... More Information

Time to celebrate

As 2013 draws to a close, what a pleasure it is to read about improving financial and employment statistics across the major economies! It has taken five years and a lot of pain to get to this ... More Information

Gotthard milestone

Gotthard milestone

On 16.12.2013 Swiss federal councillor Doris Leuthard officially opened the pilot rail operation in the west tube of the Gotthard base tunnel. For the first time, a train travelled over the ... More Information

Blocked Bertha, the SR 99 TBM

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), WSDOT’s design-build tunnel contractor, have taken their first step toward resumption of progress of Bertha, the SR 99 tunnelling machine. More Information

Recordbreaking Ritchie Bros’ auction

Recordbreaking Ritchie Bros’ auction

More than 1,220 bidders from 72 countries registered to participate in the auction in Caorso, Italy on 10.12.2013: a record for the Italian branch. More Information

Eight Terratec TBMs in Delhi

Eight Terratec TBMs in Delhi

Terratec has announced delivery of the final two TBMs of eight ordered for Delhi Metro Phase 3. More Information

Black River launch

Black River launch

Near the banks of the Black River in Ohio, a 7.0 m-diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM and continuous conveyor system are starting up. More Information

First blast in Wolf access

Excavation work by Swietelsky construction company has started on the access tunnel in Wolf, near Steinach, Austria with the first blast on December 4th, St. Barbara's Day. More Information

Morazzone breakthrough

Breakthrough of the east tube of the 2,167m Morazzone tunnel Pedemontana Lombarda was achieved on 04.12.2013 to complete the tunneling works. More Information

Pale breakthrough

Pale breakthrough

On 04.12.2013 final breakthrough was achieved on the Pale tunnel (2,319 m - 2,045 m) in Scopoli, Foligno municipality on SS77 Val di Chienti in Italy. More Information

Bypass for Palermo railway

Bypass for Palermo railway

On 02.12.2013 details were released about the 5 km-long bypass Section B for the railway network in Palermo. More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information