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Waterview connection update

Waterview connection update

The 2,200-t TBM, named Alice and launched at the end of November 2013, will build twin 2.4 km-long tunnels, both 13.1m-diameter, to connect Auckland’s Southwestern (SH20) and Northwestern ... More Information

CBE segments for US and France

CBE segments for US and France

Manufacturer CBE Group of St Avertin, France has won the segment mould contracts for both Anacostia River Project in Washington DC and the subway extension in Rennes, France. Read the press ... More Information

iPS wins Doha contract

iPS wins Doha contract

International recruitment agency iPS has been awarded the contract to supply specialist personnel for the Red Line South of Doha metro construction. Read the press release below and visit ... More Information

Site vacancies

Site vacancies

International recruitment specialist iPS has vacancies at one of its tunnelling sites in Norway for hydraulic and mechanical fitters, electrician, shotcrete operator, and miner. For more ... More Information

Systemair at ISTSS

Systemair, a leader in manufacturing and sales of ventilation systems with facilities in more than 40 countries, has been operating for years in the field of infrastructure ventilation. Systemair ... More Information

Acimex website relaunch

World leader in vacuum handling technology Acimex of St Avertin, France has relaunched its website www.acimex.net showing the company’s current range of products and applications. Read the ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information