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Robbins’ VP Joe Roby on cutting tools

Robbins hopes to see you at stand 26 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre during the BTS conference in London from October 23-24th, More Information

New website for ES Rubber

New website for ES Rubber

Since 1968, ES Rubber has designed, developed and manufactured superior rubber solutions for global industries. More Information

Terratec delivers number six TBM

Terratec delivers number six TBM

TBM manufacturer Terratec has now delivered six of the eight TBMs ordered for Delhi Metro Phase 3. More Information

40th birthday for Seven Service!

40th birthday for Seven Service!

In 2013 Seven Service Srl celebrates 40 years of activity in the business of industrial paints, road markings and road barriers assembly, production of signs, More Information

Geodata increases its presence

Geodata increases its presence

Austria-based monitoring, surveying and IT company Geodata has taken a foundation sponsorship at tunnelbuilder.es, More Information

Waterview TBM to launch

Waterview’s 2.4 km-long twin tunnels, up to 45 m beneath Avondale and Waterview, both three lanes wide, are the key feature of the new six-lane, 4.8 km-long motorway being built for the More Information

San Daniele tunnel opens

On 28.09.2013 the second lot of Ora ring road opened to traffic, including the 1,062 m-long San Daniele tunnel. More Information

Work starts at Forlanini station

On 26.09.2013 the company SP M4 Scpa, composed by Impregilo Spa, Astaldi SpA, Ansaldo STA SpA, Ansaldo Breda SpA, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA and Sirti SpA More Information

ES Rubber at City Build

ES Rubber at City Build

ES Rubber, producers of engineered sealing solutions for tunnels around the world, will be exhibiting at City Build, Moscow 15-17th October, 2013. More Information

Savona TBM making ready

Savona TBM making ready

Work has started on assembling TBM Lucia, which will drive the 3.9 km tunnel for the national road SS 1 Nuova Aurelia, access to the Savona harbour. More Information

Finally, Hallandsas breakthrough

Finally, Hallandsas breakthrough

On 04.09.2013 the TBM Asa had its final breakthrough on the north side of Hallandsas, completing the second 8.7 km-long tube for the double-track railway tunnel. Opening for traffic is expected in 2015. More Information

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The key to Internet advertising is high exposure to qualified readers, something that is guaranteed at tunnelbuilder websites. More Information

Restoration of Biassa rail tunnel

On 13.10.2013 restoration of hydraulic functionality of the platform floor will begin in the 3.8 km-long Biassa tunnel, between Riomaggiore and La Spezia on the Genova-La Spezia railway line. More Information

Infra India conference

The 2013 Infra India conference takes place in Mumbai, 12-13th December, supported by tunnelbuilder as official media portal. More Information

Flakt Woods at Milan metro

Flakt Woods at Milan metro

Flakt Woods provided two high-efficiency axial JM Aerofoil fans, diameter 1,400 mm, for ventilation during the construction of the new 1.8 km-long Sesto FS-Cinisello/Monza More Information

Femern to submit German application

Femern A/S has now completed a 10,000pp application to build a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. More Information

Big Australian order for NFM

Big Australian order for NFM

NFM Technologies has received an order to supply four 6.99 m-diameter hard rock TBMs to the North West Rail Link in Sydney, Australia. More Information

Datwyler reliable sealing systems

Datwyler reliable sealing systems

Datwyler has taken a foundation sponsorship at tunnelbuilder.es, the Spanish-language edition of tunnelbuilder.com aimed at Spanish-speaking tunnelling engineers working in countries across the globe. More Information

tunnelbuilder readership

The number of visitors to tunnelbuilder websites exceeded 620,758 in the past 12 months, with tunnelbuilder.com alone averaging more than 1,000 visitors/day. More Information

CIFA and Zoomlion celebrate

CIFA and Zoomlion celebrate

CIFA has celebrated its 85th anniversary and the fifth anniversary of its acquisition by Zoomlion Group. On 12.09.2013 CIFA officially opened its renovated Senago headquarters and production building More Information

Second Gotthard tube

On 13.09.2013 the Swiss Federal Council sent to Parliament a proposal amending the Federal Law on road transit in the Alpine region to allow the construction of a second tube for the Gotthard tunnel without increasing capacity. More Information

PPS guidance for the world

PPS guidance for the world

PPS has taken a foundation sponsorship at tunnelbuilder.es, the Spanish-language edition of tunnelbuilder.com aimed at Spanish-speaking tunnelling engineers around the world. More Information

Maddalena survey tunnel

Maddalena survey tunnel

Assembly of the TBM is underway on the site of La Maddalena in Val di Susa, Italy. Excavation of the first 200 m of the 7.5 km-long survey tunnel of La Maddalena More Information

London Power Tunnels

The latest milestone in Costain’s EUR230 million contract on National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project, which is being constructed with Skanska, More Information

More work on Granada motorway A7

The Board of Ministers authorized additional work for the Almunecar (Taramay) - Salobrena (Lobres) section on the motorway A7, in the province of Granada, estimated value EUR30.12 million. More Information

tunnelbuilder archive

The tunnelbuilder archive is a unique reference of 15 years’ operations in the global tunnelling industry, covering short and long projects from inception to completion, More Information

Big NFM EPB docks in Sicily

Big NFM EPB docks in Sicily

The largest parts of the EPB TBM built by NFM in France have arrived by ship in Porto Empedocle, in the province of Agrigento. More Information

Putzmeister at PeruMin

Putzmeister at PeruMin

Putzmeister is exhibiting at the Mining Technology Exhibition hosted by PeruMin at Arequipa 16-20th September, 2013. More Information

CBE a step ahead in China

CBE a step ahead in China

CBE Group is present in 18 Chinese cities and with a manufacturing plant in Yangling. More Information

Gerald Karch heads Putzmeister

Germany-based concrete and mortar technology specialist Putzmeister has appointed Dr Gerald Karch as CEO to succeed Norbert Scheuch. More Information

News from Sluiskil

On 08.08.2013, 11.34 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Boorbara began excavation of the south tube of Skuiskil tunnel under the Ghent-Terneuzen canal. Excavation of the north tube, which started on 27.01.2013, ended mid-May. More Information

Eurasia tunnel excavation schedule

For driving the Eurasia tunnel beneath the Bosphorus, Turkish-South Korean construction consortium Yapı Merkezi Insaat ve Sanayi AS/SK Engineering & Construction ordered a specially developed 13.6 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Mixshield. More Information

Marti chooses Sandvik for Solbakk

Marti chooses Sandvik for Solbakk

Marti Group will employ four intelligent computer-controlled Sandvik DT1 series jumbo drilling rigs at 14.3 km-long Solbakk tunnel, the world’s longest subsea road tunnel More Information

Railworld summit in Bangkok

For those who like railways, metros and tunnels, the ninth Railworld Summit takes place in Bangkok, Thailand 23-25th October, 2013. More Information

BTS London conference

The British Tunnelling Society conference and exhibition is billed as the UK tunnelling event of the year, with over 50 booths sold. More Information

Australian conference call

Call for papers for the fifteenth edition of this triennial event to be held at Hilton Hotel, Sydney 17-19th September, 2014. 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