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Crossrail progress

Crossrail progress

On 20.10.2014 TBM Ellie finished her journey at Victoria Dock Portal in east London, completing the 900 m drive from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, to Victoria Dock Portal in just six weeks, at ... More Information

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel

On 20.10.2014 construction of Grand St Bernard safety tunnel (GSS) restarted, following agreement with the old contractor JV Condotte that only 11 of 23 cross passages originally intended will be ... More Information

Terratec milestones in Delhi

Terratec milestones in Delhi

Eight Terratec 6.52 m-diameter EPBs are at work on Delhi Metro Phase 3. During the last two months, four significant breakthroughs have been recorded, and another 14 will be accomplished during the ... More Information

Gotthard track installed

Gotthard track installed

On 31.10.2014, installation of the non-ballasted track was completed in the Gotthard Base Tunnel. General contractor Transtec Gotthard, at a distance of around 54 m from the south portal, cast the ... More Information

tunnelbuilder team at China Bauma

Shanghai is a long way to go for a show, and Werner is the lucky member of tunnelbuilder team to make the journey. China Bauma runs from November 25-28, and Werner will be most pleased to meet old ... More Information

Robbins Webinar

Robbins Webinar

The link for the upcoming Robbins Webinar on 18th November dealing with On-site First Time Assembly has changed to http://bit.ly/RobbinsOFTAWebinar. Questions for the discussion should be addressed ... More Information

Frejus safety tunnel progress

Frejus safety tunnel progress

On 17.11.2014, TBM Anna will break through after 300 days of work on the Frejus safety tunnel, completing construction. Mechanized excavation of Lot 2 started at the Italian end on 01.07.2013, ... More Information

Forrestfield Airport Link

The Forrestfield Line will integrate with the existing rail network in Perth, Australia and deliver an 8.5 km-long rail extension from the Midland Line east of Bayswater to Forrestfield via Perth Airport; three new stations, Airport West and Forrestfield and Consolidated Airport; and expanded and new bus feeder services. More Information

Isarco River Underpass

Consortium Salini Impregilo/Strabag has agreed with client BBT SE to start construction of the EUR300 million Isarco River Underpass, part of the southern lot of the Brenner Base Tunnel located in ... More Information

Third Robbins webinar schedule

The Robbins Company president Lok Home is hosting the company’s third webinar in mid-November, entitled Insight on Onsite Assembly: Why OFTA is Revolutionizing TBM Tunnelling. In ... More Information

Setronic ARGO at Expotunnel

Setronic Verona Srl is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, specialized in design, manufacture and after sales service for optical beam smoke and fire detectors, opacity analyzer, calibrating and ... More Information

WTC2015 submission extended

By popular request, the deadline for abstract submissions for WTC2015 in Croatia has been extended to 01.11.2014. To date, more than 500 abstracts for WTC 2015 have been received, showing a strong ... More Information

Normet training simulators

Normet training simulators

For several years Normet Academy has used simulators as the vital part of service in hydraulic and automation, concrete spraying and scaling training programs for mining and tunnelling operators. ... More Information

Papers for Arabian Tunnelling Conference

For the second edition of the Arabian Tunnelling Conference in Abu Dhabi deadline to submit an abstract is 15 October 2014. The conference theme will be: Sustainable Tunnelling in GCC ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. breaks site records in Caorso, Italy

Ritchie Bros. breaks site records in Caorso, Italy

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, held a record-breaking multi-million Euro auction at its site in Caorso, Italy on 02.10.2014. More than 1,360 ... More Information

Innovation in the construction of underground works

During ExpoTunnel, on October 23-24, the SIG - Italian Tunnelling Society has organized the international conference Innovation in the construction of underground works. Among the speeches on 23 ... More Information

Thimphu-Wangdue feasibility

The Thimphu-Wangdue road is classified as the primary national highway in Bhutan. Except for an undefined weak zone near the portal at Nabisa, the 10.5 km-long road tunnel road Yusipang in Thimphu ... More Information

Breakthrough in Bhutan

Excavation of the headrace tunnel from adit 1 to the de-silting chamber has been completed at Punatshangchhu-II HEP in Bhutan. The de-silting chamber helps clean up the raw water between intake and ... More Information

Invitation to Expotunnel

Invitation to Expotunnel

Expotunnel will be in Bologna, Italy from 23 to 25 October 2014, where tunnelbuilder team welcomes you to our stand D2-E1 in Hall 19. Fill out the registration form and you'll receive by email ... More Information

Caltanissetta in Sicily.

Caltanissetta in Sicily.

By 28.09.2014 EPB TBM Barbara (diameter 15.08 m, length 115 m) owned by consortium Empedocle 2, comprising CMC (leader), Tecnis and CCC, reached the 1 km mark driving the Caltanissetta tunnel on SS ... More Information

Bjornabakkane start

Bjornabakkane start

Metrostav and Havnen Anlegg have started drill/blast construction of the 1,565 m-long Bjornabakkane tunnel in Central Norway. The tunnel, commissioned by Statens vegvesen, will provide avalanche ... More Information

Northgate Link Extension update

Northgate Link Extension update

Northgate Link Extension will connect the Northgate, Roosevelt and U District neighborhoods to downtown Seattle, US and the airport. A second TBM is beginning its 5.79 km journey from the Maple ... More Information

Robbins TBM in Queensland coalmine

Robbins TBM in Queensland coalmine

In August, 2014 major progress was made at a coalmine in Queensland, Australia when a specialized Robbins Dual Mode EPB/Rock TBM was successfully rolled out after completing the first of two access ... More Information

Expotunnel on-line registration

The exhibiting companies and those that make up the Promotion Committee are working in the underground field in Italy and abroad with their innovative solutions. For example: Spea Ingegneria ... More Information

Sao Paulo green metro line 2 extension

Sao Paulo green metro line 2 extension

The Sao Paulo, Brazil green metro line 2 extension will be a new 14.4 km-long section between Vila Prudente and Dutra stations, including 15 shafts, turnout tracks and the following 13 stations: ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

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