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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

MineARC picks up safety award

MineARC picks up safety award

The international tunnelling award for safety initiative of the year was accepted in London by Thomas Horton of MineARC Systems for its emergency refuge chambers engineered for tunnels under construction. More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information