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Railworld 2013 for Bangkok

The ninth Railworld Summit will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 24th and 25th October, 2013. More Information

Innovative segment handling clamp

Innovative segment handling clamp

Acimex, the handling equipment branch of CBE, has supplied a clamp to feed complete piles of segments to the TBM More Information

Second TBM reaches Canary Wharf

Crossrail’s second TBM has reached Canary Wharf box, breaking through on 06.06.2013. More Information

Corga de Vela excavation complete

On 13.06.2013 Adif completed the drilling of the Corga de Vela railway tunnel. More Information

Work starts on SS 223

On 14.06.2013 Anas started work on the four-lane adaptation of the 11.56 km Lanzo-Ornate section in Civitella Paganico More Information

Kaiserstuhl tunnel approval

On 14.06.2013, the Swiss Federal Council approved the 3.8 km-long extension of Bruenigstrasse, More Information

CIFA at WTC2013

At WTC2013 in Geneva earlier this month, the three-floor exhibition was fully sold out with more than 100 exhibitors. Some 1,500 visitors attended the event. More Information

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

ES Rubber at Delhi metro

The India representative for Ein Shemer, Trikausch India Pvt Ltd, has been working on two significant sections of Delhi metro with a total length of bored tunnels exceeding 18 km. More Information

Mapei at WTC2013

Mapei at WTC2013

WTC2013 was a successful congress, with more than 1,800 participants, some 110 exhibitors and several very well attended social events. More Information

Moscow metro breakthrough

Moscow metro breakthrough

On Friday 24.05.2013 the first of three Robbins EPBs excavating the Moscow Metro made its breakthrough. More Information

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

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