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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

Albula dualling approved

The license has been approved for the construction of the new Albula rail tunnel on the Thusis-Tirano section, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. The existing Albula tunnel, opened ... More Information

Samoter International Innovation Award

Samoter International Innovation Award

The companies CIFA, Gei-Impianti, Mantovani Benne Mbi, MB Spa, Nord-lock and Venieri Spa have each secured a Samoter 2014 International Innovation Award. The prize is awarded to manufacturers who ... More Information

Success at Samoter

The triennial Samoter exhibition is underway in Verona, Italy at a time when sales of construction machinery are increasing by 20 percent year on year, signalling an end to the recession in the ... More Information

Twenty years of Channel Tunnel

Twenty years of Channel Tunnel

As the Channel Tunnel celebrates the 20th anniversary of its inauguration, CBE Group reflects upon its own origins in 1987 as supplier of concrete segment manufacturing facilities for Sangatte at ... More Information

Welcome to Brazil

Welcome to Brazil

ES Rubber, producers of segment gaskets and fixings, is entering the South American market and invites all tunnelbuilder readers to visit their stand number 40/41 at WTC Brazil 09-15.05.2014. Click ... More Information

Robbins’ triumph at Pahang Selangor

Robbins’ triumph at Pahang Selangor

Three Robbins 5.23 m-diameter main beam TBMs with continuous conveyor systems have completed the 44.6 km-long Pahang Selangor raw water tunnel in Malaysia. First use outside Japan of a fast setting, ... More Information

tunnelbuilder leads the way

As the recession lifts in the US and Europe, tunnelbuilder readership is growing rapidly, indicating over 1 million visits for 2014. During March, tunnelbuilder.com alone registered 25,027 unique ... More Information

Greater accuracy from Sandvik

Greater accuracy from Sandvik

Sandvik TCAD+ is an aiming tool designed for accurately executing pre-designed drilling plans. It features face drilling, long hole drilling and bolting hole plans on the drillrig screen. ... More Information

Victoria through into Whitechapel tunnels

Victoria through into Whitechapel tunnels

On 04.04.2014, 150 m-long TBM Victoria broke through into Whitechapel tunnels to reach the 32 km (over 75 percent) of Crossrail tunnelling completed. Victoria began the drive at Limmo Peninsula in ... More Information

Crossrail TBM moved to Limmo

Crossrail TBM moved to Limmo

Two months after completing her 2.7 km tunnel drive from Pudding Mill Lane to one of Europe’s largest mined caverns at Stepney Green, the TBM Jessica made a 5 km journey to her next launch ... More Information

Top people wanted for Doha

Top people wanted for Doha

International employment consultants iPS have started their recruitment drive for Doha Metro project in Qatar by posting six top management and engineering vacancies.  For all positions we are ... More Information

NFM TBM for Riyadh

NFM TBM for Riyadh

NFM Technologies of France will supply a 10.16 m-diameter TBM to excavate the 6 km-long underground section of the proposed Metro Riyadh Line 3 in Saudi Arabia. Read the press release and visit ... More Information

CEAR – Compact electricity for tunnels

CEAR – Compact electricity for tunnels

Electricity feeds to key equipment such as TBM and utilities is a focus of attention at construction sites, to ensure continuity of excavation and production. The necessary switchgear and MV/LV ... More Information

Tunnel expo for Turkey

The first Tunnel Expo Turkey will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 28-31st August, 2014 sponsored by the Turkish Tunnelling Society. For more visit www.tunnelexpoturkey.com and www.tunelder.org. ... More Information

Malpensa rail link

The railway project to connect Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Malpensa Airport in Italy will cost EUR115 milllion, funded by Regione Lombardia (EUR31 million), Government (EUR45 million), EU (EUR23 ... More Information

SaMoTer for Verona

The triennial earthmoving and building exhibition takes place once again at Veronafiere, Verona, Italy from 8-11th May, 2014. Co-located with Asphaltica, SaMoTer has a complete section devoted to ... More Information

Early start for Riyadh metro

Early start for Riyadh metro

On 03.04.2014 construction of Riyadh metro system commenced with excavation of F G1 station, at King Khaled International Airport, two months ahead of schedule. The project will build line 4, ... More Information

Fehmarnbelt tenders

Fehmarnbelt tenders

Femern A/S has received 17 tenders from nine major international contractors prequalified for the four major construction contracts for the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. Some of the consortia ... More Information

Breakthrough in Cesana tunnel on SS 24

On 01.04.2014 breakthrough was achieved at the1,840 m-long Cesana tunnel, part of the EUR131 million upgrading project of trunk road SS 24 Monginevro, section Cesana-Claviere. Work was interrupted ... More Information

New Comacchio tunnel drilling rig

New Comacchio tunnel drilling rig

The MC 30 TX, the new Comacchio tunnel drilling rig featuring advanced design, can be converted into a standard drilling rig as well. The MC 30 TX Comacchio is designed to perform sub-horizontal ... More Information

North West Rail Link

North West Rail Link

The EUR5.6 billion North West Rail Link project includes construction of twin 15 km tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping – Australia’s longest rail tunnels. The EUR770 million tunnelling ... More Information

CP Technology for Singapore metro

CP Technology for Singapore metro

CP Technology leader for formwork and equipment for infrastructures, has delivered the gantry for steel reinforcement for construction and completion of Tampines West Station and tunnels for ... More Information

NorthConnex in Sydney

On 16.03.2014 the Australian and NSW Government announced the preferred scheme for the M1-M2, now called NorthConnex, a tolled motorway linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 ... More Information

Swiss roads programme

DATEC has given the green light to the EUR1.6 billion (CHF1.95 billion) work programme 2014: EUR495 million (CHF604 million) for the construction of new sections, EUR1 bn (CHF1.25 billion) for ... More Information

Serrieres tunnel inaugurated

Serrieres tunnel inaugurated

The 1.73 km section of the N5 highway which includes the Serrieres tunnel (829 m, 733 m) has been inaugurated. Click here for further information on the project and ch/60 for tunnelbuilder ... More Information

Normet shows new Spraymec

Normet has unveiled its latest version of the Spraymec shotcreting jumbo which incorporates a number of new features. Read the press release and visit www.normet.fi. 14/14. More Information

Eleven MineARC refuges for Doha

MineARC will supply eleven of its refuge chambers to TBMs mining Doha metro. These will each have the capacity to shelter up to 20 people for 30 h. Read the press release and visit www.minearc.com. ... More Information

Safety of life in tunnels

Numerous full-scale fire tests have been carried out under the SOLIT project, which sets out to justify installation and integration of fixed firefighting systems into tunnels. The results are ... More Information

Haeny grouting systems

Haeny grouting systems

Switzerland-based Haeny is the trusted source for modern mixing and injection technology, supplying state-of-the-art mixers, agitators, grout pumps, grout plants and recording systems to clients ... More Information

Spring in Croatia

Symposium on Zagreb Underground takes place March 27-28th in Zagreb, Croatia sponsored by ITA. More from www.zagrebtunnel2014.com. 12/14. More Information

WTC Brazil 2014

WTC 2014 takes place this year in Iguacu, Brazil from May 9th to 15th, 2014 . A total of 129 lectures will be presented orally and probably the same number as poster. During the opening ceremony the ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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