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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

Robbins OFTA success in Ohio

Robbins OFTA success in Ohio

A Robbins Double Shield TBM broke through at the Black River Tunnel Project on 29.04.2014 in Lorain, OH. The 1.7 km-long EPA-mandated tunnel will prevent heavy rains from triggering sewage overflows ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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