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Breakthrough in Abu Dhabi

On 08.10.2013 boring of the 41 km-long Abu Dhabi deep sewer tunnel was completed at internal diameters up to 5.5 m. More Information

News from Leeds

The third and final part of a major scheme to fix the Leeds Inner Relief Road can go ahead after the Department for Transport approved EUR19 million. More Information

Marmaray tunnel opens

The first tunnel to connect two continents has finally opened in Turkey. The Marmaray tunnel beneath the Bosphorus is the world’s deepest immersed tube at 55 m below sea level at its lowest point. More Information

ATS call for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline for next year’s Australasian Tunnelling Conference is 25.11.2013. More Information

Delhi metro start at INA

Delhi metro start at INA

DMRC has started TBM tunnelling Delhi metro from INA to South Extension on the Mukundpur-Shiv Vehar corridor as a part of its Phase 3 More Information

MineARC refuge chambers for tunnels

MineARC refuge chambers for tunnels

MineARC systems specializes in designing and custom building refuge chambers for the safe retreat of personnel engaged in tunnelling and underground construction. More Information

iPS in Middle East

iPS in Middle East

Barrie Willis, tunnelling manager with international recruitment agency iPS, is visiting the Middle East this week to discuss opportunities for various infrastructure and tunnelling projects in Qatar and elsewhere More Information

Femern A/S submission in Germany

Femern A/S has officially handed in its overall application for approval of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link in Germany. More Information

Toronto-York Spadina breakout

On 07.10.2013 TBM Yorkie broke through the headwall at the extraction shaft located on Highway 7, More Information

ILMEG products AB launches dust collector system

ILMEG products AB launches dust collector system

ILMEG develops, manufactures, markets and sells dust control systems for the construction, tunnelling and mining industries. More Information

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

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