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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

Black River launch

Black River launch

Near the banks of the Black River in Ohio, a 7.0 m-diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM and continuous conveyor system are starting up. More Information

First blast in Wolf access

Excavation work by Swietelsky construction company has started on the access tunnel in Wolf, near Steinach, Austria with the first blast on December 4th, St. Barbara's Day. More Information

Morazzone breakthrough

Breakthrough of the east tube of the 2,167m Morazzone tunnel Pedemontana Lombarda was achieved on 04.12.2013 to complete the tunneling works. More Information

Pale breakthrough

Pale breakthrough

On 04.12.2013 final breakthrough was achieved on the Pale tunnel (2,319 m - 2,045 m) in Scopoli, Foligno municipality on SS77 Val di Chienti in Italy. More Information

Bypass for Palermo railway

Bypass for Palermo railway

On 02.12.2013 details were released about the 5 km-long bypass Section B for the railway network in Palermo. More Information

MineARC picks up safety award

MineARC picks up safety award

The international tunnelling award for safety initiative of the year was accepted in London by Thomas Horton of MineARC Systems for its emergency refuge chambers engineered for tunnels under construction. More Information

Aker sells TBM technology to CRTE

Aker Solutions has sold its German Aker Wirth tunnel-boring and shaft-boring technology to China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co. Ltd (CRTE). More Information

Huge Ritchie Bros. auction for Caorso

Huge Ritchie Bros. auction for Caorso

More than a hundred businesses have already supplied 1,020 heavy equipment items and trucks for Ritchie Bros’ final Caorso auction of 2013, to be held on Tuesday December 10, 2013. More Information

Robbins TBMs in Singapore

Robbins TBMs in Singapore

Downtown Line Stage 3 Contract 927 in Singapore involves the construction of two mainline tunnels by TBM, a breakdown siding tunnel by shotcrete lining, and the Bedok Reservoir station. More Information

Singapore expressway opens soon

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will open the new Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) from 09.00h on Sunday, 29.12.2013. The 5 km-long MCE, Singapore’s tenth expressway, More Information

Tunnelling News

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

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information