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High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

High-level endorsement for ES Rubber

For a number of years, Ein Shemer Rubber (ES) has participated in the programme of the Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy in Israel. More Information

Pedemontana update

The east tube of the Morazzone rock tunnel (GN71) is 2,089.7 m-long from P.K. 2+899.00 to P.K. 0+809.30. More Information

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way TBM reaches Kelvin Grove

Legacy Way, or Northern Link as it was formerly known, is Brisbane City Council’s 4.6 km-long road tunnel that will connect the Western Freeway More Information

Video of San Francisco TBM

Robbins has produced its latest video of time-lapse assembly of the first of two mixed ground EPBs for San Francisco Central Subway where they will excavate tight turns under low cover More Information

Lubian tunnel start

Lubian tunnel start

On 30.04.2014 drill/blast excavation started on the1,710 m with 106 m in cut/cover right tube of the Lubian tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high speed railway. More Information

Singapore Thomson Line poll

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) invited the public to vote for their preferred station name for 16 Thomson Line (TSL) stations earlier this year. More Information

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

VMT for TBM navigation and segment QC

On stand 1310 at the upcoming RETC in Washington, VMT will be showing examples of its navigation systems and segment quality control services. Apart from precision 3D measurements of segment moulds, More Information

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Terratec appoints Bruce Matheson

Bruce Matheson has joined Terratec as Region Manager with a brief to expand the Australian TBM and RBM manufacturer’s activities in Africa, Middle East and Europe. More Information

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

CEAR solutions for tunnelling works

At tunnelling sites, most attention is focused on supporting, supplying and maintaining equipment such as TBM, drill rigs and utilities, to ensure progress on the main excavation activities. More Information

Robbins presentations at RETC

Robbins presentations at RETC

The Robbins Company will be a formidable presence on stand 2103 at RETC in Washington, DC from June 23rd to June 26th 2013. More Information

Tunnel safety and fire protection

A symposium covering risk management, emergency response and fire prevention in tunnels is scheduled for Brisbane, Australia on 4th and 5th June, 2013. More Information

Continuous improvement from Sandvik

Outstanding excavation and low-risk operation are features attributed to the Sandvik DTi series of intelligent tunnelling jumbos, launched in 2008 and now working in all parts of the world. More Information

Port of Miami drives completed

At Watson Island, on 15.04.2013, the TBM Harriet completed excavation of the second of two underwater tunnels as part of the EUR770 million project connecting the Port of Miami with nearby expressways. More Information

Robbins video AMR project

The longest TBM tunnel in India, the 43.5 km AMR water transfer tunnel, is being driven with the help of a pair of 10 m-diameter Robbins double shield TBMs. Watch the video to learn about hard and abrasive rock, remote jobsites, and flash flooding. More Information

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber in Gdansk

ES Rubber gaskets are being used in Poland to ensure a leak-free tunnel on an important new highway tunnel beneath one of the country’s major rivers. More Information

Breakthrough at Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 23.04.2013 achieved the third tunnel breakthrough of its Phase - III project. More Information

ExpoTunnel press conference

The first edition of ExpoTunnel, the new showcase dedicated to the world of tunnelling, drilling, mining, underground construction, will be presented to the press and the operators with a press conference developed as a morning of More Information

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

Santos GLNG tunnelling starts

On 15.04.2013, contractor Thiess started construction of the 4.3 km-long, 3.4 m internal diameter segmentally-lined tunnel underneath the Narrows Crossing in Gladstone Harbour, Queensland, Australia More Information

Caterpillar kills off Lovat

Caterpillar Inc has announced that it is pulling out of the tunnelling business and closing its plant in Etobicoke, Canada which it bought from Lovat Inc just five years ago. More Information

First Central Subway TBM arrives

First Central Subway TBM arrives

On 23.04.2013 the M/V Aggersborg arrived at Port of San Francisco Pier 80 Omni Terminal carrying Mom Chung, the first of two EPBs for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, More Information

SS 125 Orientale Sarda opening

SS 125 Orientale Sarda opening

On 20.03.2013 the 6.6 km-long trunk II, lot 2 section of the new SS 125 Orientale Sarda from Capo Boi junction to Terra Mala junction, in the province of Cagliari, was opened. More Information

Crossing Doha Bay

Crossing Doha Bay

Qatar's capital, Doha, is developing fast. New city districts such as Lusail and The Pearl, Doha Greater Area will experience serious traffic problems in the near future. More Information

Prado tunnel underway

Prado tunnel underway

On 26.04.2013 work started on the west portal of the Prado left tube. The tunnel alignment is beneath the towns of Vilar de Barrio and Saurreaus More Information

Three more tunnels under Suez Canal

Egypt's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed an agreement with Spanish firm Getinsa Paymacotas to conduct technical studies and produce tender documents to build three new tunnels underneath the Suez Canal. More Information

Vilavella tunnel excavation complete

Vilavella tunnel excavation complete

On 29.04.2013 breakthrough was achieved on the right tube of Vilavella tunnel on the 3.8 km-long Tunnel de la Canda-Vilavella sub-section of the Madrid-Galicia high-speed line More Information

IPS successful at Bauma

IPS successful at Bauma

International tunnel recruitment specialist iPS is following up its Bauma presentation with a fortnight of intensive visits to the Middle East and Far East, where demand for personnel is on the increase. More Information

Sofia metro extension underway

Sofia metro extension underway

On 25.04.2013 construction started on Stage III of Line 1 Metro extension Mladost 1-Business Park-Mladost 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria. More Information

Poltinger sponsors tunnelbuilder.com

Poltinger sponsors tunnelbuilder.com

It is always a great day at tunnelbuilder when one of its established clients steps up to sponsor our flagship website. More Information

Robbins holes at Pahang Selangor

Robbins holes at Pahang Selangor

The first of three 5.23 m-diameter Robbins Main Beam TBMs has holed on the 44.6 km-long Pahang Selangor water transfer tunnel in Malaysia More Information

Blue Plains Tunnel TBM

On 09.04.2013 the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) named its massive Blue Plains Tunnel TBM Lady Bird, More Information

Meditunnel 2013 in Croatia

The symposium on tunnelling in the Mediterranean region takes place 7-8th May, 2013 in Porec on the Adriatic coast of Croatia More Information

ISTSS 2014 calling

Call for papers for the 6th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, ISTSS 2014, to be held at World Trade Centre (WTC) in Marseille, France, 12-14th March, 2014. More Information

Coatzacoalcos elements immersed

Coatzacoalcos elements immersed

On 11.03.2013 and 21.03.2013 the first and second elements of the 1.6 km-long Coatzacoalcos River tunnel in Veracruz, Mexico were successfully immersed. More Information

Phyllis reaches Bond Street

On 25.03.2013 TBM Phyllis reached the south end of the new Crossrail Bond Street western ticket hall at Davies Street, having constructed 2,000 tunnel rings and completed 3.2 km of new tunnels. More Information

More safety of the Frejus trans-European tunnel

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has made a tangible commitment to the cross-border Frejus Tunnel project in the form of a EUR120 million loan. It will enable a second tube to be built alongside the existing tunnel connecting Piedmont to Savoie. More Information

Gotthard Base Tunnel test runs

From April, 2013 rail tracks in both tubes of Gotthard Base Tunnel, for 20 km between Erstfeld and Sedrun, will be fully installed. 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