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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

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

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information


A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

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