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WTC2015 – Deadline Abstracts

WTC 2015 will take place on May 22-28, 2015 at Lacroma Valamar Congress Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2014. Visit http://wtc15.com/forms/call-for-papers. ... More Information

Terratec micro impresses

Terratec micro impresses

A Terratec MTBM working in Bangkok, Thailand has completed a 380 m-long drive of 1.8 m-ID pipejacked tunnel in just 23 days. Key to this successful operation was the high performance of the ... More Information

Australasian conference papers

The 15th Australasian Tunnelling Conference entitled “Underground Space – Solutions for the Future” takes place in Sydney on 17-19th September, 2014. Click here for online ... More Information

New products from Condat

New products from Condat

French manufacturer Condat supplies a complete range of self-extinguishing lubricants to the tunnelling industry that includes Tail Seal Greases, Main Bearing Lubrication & Protection ... More Information

Fairbank-Silverthorn Prequalification

Fairbank-Silverthorn Prequalification

City of Toronto, Canada has posted information for potential prequalifiers for the upcoming design-build Fairbank-Silverthorn Trunk Storm Sewer System project for which an RFP is expected to be ... More Information

DTL2 metro tunnels completed

On 11.06.2014 McConnell Dowell completed excavation on the 1,395 m-long twin metro tunnel from King Albert Park (KAP) to Sixth Avenue (SAV) station for DTL2 in Singapore (contract C917A). The TBM ... More Information

Thomson Line underway

Thomson Line underway

On 27.06.2014 construction of the 30 km-long Thomson Line (TSL) got underway. The new underground rail line, which will connect the northern part of Singapore to the Central Business District (CBD) ... More Information

ExpoTunnel 2014

ExpoTunnel 2014

The second edition of ExpoTunnel will take place in Bologna-Italy on October 23-25, 2014 at BolognaFiere Hall 19. The deadline for early booking of stands at favourable rates is end-June. Visit ... More Information

North West Rail Link update

North West Rail Link update

The NSW Government has announced that the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been selected as the preferred operator to deliver the project’s operations contract. Click au/11. The first of ... More Information

SR 99 TBM repairs

On 16.06.2014 Seattle Tunnel Partners, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s design-build contractor for the SR 99 Tunnel Project illustrated a new repair work plan for TBM ... More Information

Finale for Twin Robbins EPBs

The second Robbins EPB broke through on 11.06.2014, marking the completion of twin tunnels at San Francisco’s Central Subway in California, USA. The first of the two machines holed through a ... More Information

New projects for CBE

CBE Group has signed new contracts for a total of 256 moulds for tunnelling projects around the world. Read the press release and visit www.cbe-tunnels.com. 26/14. More Information

Kiepe sponsors tunnelbuilder.it

Kiepe sponsors tunnelbuilder.it

Kiepe Electric provides solutions for fire protection in road, rail and subway tunnels as well as in industrial and marine sectors. More Information

Robbins at NAT

The Robbins Company will present a series of lectures on high power TBMs on Tuesday 24.06.2014 at NAT in Los Angeles. Read the press release and visit the company at booth 425 or at ... More Information

Bucharest subway approved

The European Commission has approved a EUR409.5 million investment from the Regional Development Fund (FEDR) for Romania's Eroilor-Drumul Taberei subway route currently in development. The new line ... More Information

Twelfth party for Robbins TBM

Twelfth party for Robbins TBM

The breakthrough of a veteran Robbins hardrock TBM on 19.05.2014 at the Lemay Redundant Force Main in St. Louis, MO was its twelfth in over 40 km of rock, since its manufacture in 1981. The TBM, ... More Information

New products from Condat

New products from Condat

French manufacturer Condat supplies a complete range of self-extinguishing lubricants to the tunnelling industry that includes Tail Seal Greases, Main Bearing Lubrication & Protection ... More Information

Webinar through WebEx on 18 June 2014

Webinar through WebEx on 18 June 2014

Following successful cooperation with the Robbins Company on TBM seminars in Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil, Mapei UTT is participating in the first of a Webinar series for 2014 organized by Robbins. ... More Information

Open day at Bure tunnel

On Saturday 14.06.2014 the construction site open day for the new 8.8 km Bure-Porrentruy A16 section will be held in Switzerland. The section includes the mono-tube and bi-directional 3,059 m Bure ... More Information

Robbins earns hard rock title

Robbins earns hard rock title

A 2.2 m-diameter Robbins heavy duty double shield hardrock TBM in Fairfax, VA on its seventh project has holed out after a punishing run through diabase of 345 MPa hardness. The machine has set a ... More Information

Istanbul Strait road tunnel

Istanbul Strait road tunnel

Tunnel boring under the Bosphorus as part of the Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tunnel) began on 19.04.2014 with a ceremony at Haydarpasa construction site. The 3,300 t TBM has been ... More Information

Marieholm tunnel

Marieholm tunnel

On 04.06.2014 the Swedish road and railway authority Trafikverket signed with the JV Zueblin/Boskalis the design and build contract for the Marieholm tunnel project. The tunnel, 30 m-wide and 10 ... More Information

More Terratec orders

More Terratec orders

Asia-Pacific based manufacturer Terratec has announced details of TBM sales to Turkey and Laos, significantly expanding the company’s current geographic spread. Read the press release and ... More Information

Central Subway Robbins TBM holes out

Central Subway Robbins TBM holes out

The first of two Robbins TBMs working on San Francisco Central Subway has holed out. Read the blog and visit www.robbinstbm.com. 23/14. More Information

Ground conditioning for EPB TBMs Webinar

Ground conditioning for EPB TBMs Webinar

The Robbins Company is hosting a complimentary hour-long web seminar on 18th June, 2014 at which experts from Robbins, BASF and Mapei will discuss available ground conditioning techniques and ... More Information

Geodata moves up

Geodata Group, based in Leoben, Austria has stepped up to sponsor our flagship website tunnelbuilder.com. A tunnelbuilder client for many years, Geodata has grown along with the tunnelling industry. ... More Information

Australian meeting registration

Time to register for the Australian Tunnelling Conference taking place in Sydney 17-19 September, 2014. Click here for list of papers and online registration, or visit www.ausimm.com. 22/14. More Information

Nova Subida da Serra

Nova Subida da Serra

The Nova Subida da Serra (NSS) in Brazil comprises five lots and involves a new 20 km-long road section for which 15 km of the existing BR-040 will be doubled and a 4,640 m tunnel at Petropolis will ... More Information

Mesaimeer tunnel underway

Mesaimeer tunnel underway

The construction of Mesaimeer tunnel in Qatar started on 20.05.2014 and will be complete by early 2017. The Mesaimeer tunnel for surface and ground water is one of the key drainage projects within ... More Information

Bolzano ring road alignment

On 26.05.2014 the provincial government approved the technical characteristics of the future Bolzano ring road alignment in Italy. The construction of the EUR368million project will be divided into ... More Information

Peshraw nears completion

Peshraw nears completion

In March this year lighting, ventilation, security, and surveillance for Peshraw tunnel (2390 m) under Mount Azmar, Sulaymaniyah city, Iraq, Kurdistan Region, were tested, and installation and ... More Information

China President visits CREG

China President visits CREG

President Xi Jinping has visited the CREG TBM assembly factory in Zhengzhou. More Information

Call for Papers for IWMA

The 14th International Water Mist Conference, Istanbul, 22-23 October 2014, will be of interest to those responsible for selecting fire protection as well as researchers/scientists who wish to be ... More Information

Deep driller required for Chile

International recruitment specialist iPS has posted a vacancy for a Spanish-speaking vertical drilling supervisor for a 6 m-diameter water shaft in Chile. Read the details below and contact ... More Information

CREG giant boxjack underway

CREG giant boxjack underway

TBM manufacturer CREG has supplied the world’s largest rectangular boxjacking EPB machine to a project in Zhengzhou, China. Read the press release and visit www.crectbm.com. Contact ... More Information

Repairing the SR99 TBM

Seattle Tunnel Partners, WSDOT’s contractor for the SR 99 tunnel project, has started building the circular pit to access and repair their TBM. Rigs have begun work to install the 75 piles ... 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