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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

Big NFM EPB docks in Sicily

Big NFM EPB docks in Sicily

The largest parts of the EPB TBM built by NFM in France have arrived by ship in Porto Empedocle, in the province of Agrigento. More Information

Tunnelling News

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

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