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Robbins in Australia

Robbins in Australia

With the new office opened in Brisbane, Robbins is providing coverage for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and Indonesia. It will also provide regional support for two new Robbins projects in Australia, both for use in mine development tunnels. More Information

Burnley tunnel crash findings

On 30.01.2013 the Coroners Court in Australia handed down its findings into the Burnley Tunnel deaths arising from the 2007 truck crash, fire and explosions. More Information

Fire prevention circular

The Italian Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has issued circular no. 1 DIP.VVF dated 29.01.2013 which provides managers of tunnels with explanations More Information

West Metro progress

West Metro progress

The 13.9 km-long western Metro extension linking Espoo to Helsinki, will add seven new stations, located at Matinkyla, Urheilupuisto, Tapiola, Otaniemi, Keilaniemi, Koivusaari and Lauttasaari. In More Information

Final design approved by LTF

On 31.01.2013, the final design of the new Turin-Lyon high-speed railway cross-border section, approved by LTF (Lyon Turin Ferroviaire), was presented. More Information

Normet acquires Dynamic Rock Support

Normet acquires Dynamic Rock Support

Normet, with its purchase of DRS, can now offer the new generation energy-absorbent D-bolt system alongside its sprayed concrete, grouting and injection products through its international network More Information

Excavation completed on Fv 714

Construction work on three road tunnels for Fv 714 Mjones-Valslag, awarded to Kruse Smith, started in October, 2011. The job was completed on 08.01.2013 by breakthrough in the 2,601 m-long Valslag tunnel. More Information

New video from Bonar

Bonar has launched a new online video resource describing their products and the way in which they can be best used. The focus is on Adfil construction fibres, which are increasingly replacing More Information

China Tunnel Summit agenda

The agenda for the 7th China Tunnel Summit to be held in Wuxi on 7-8th March, 2013 has been published, along with the list of confirmed speakers. More Information

IPS celebrates quarter century

IPS celebrates quarter century

International recruitment agency iPS, who specialize in providing personnel to the tunnelling industry, are celebrating 25 years in the business. More Information

Semmering base tunnel preparation

Work is underway on access ramps to the portal sites of the new Semmering base tunnel in Austria. More Information

Call of papers for SIG Congress during Expotunnel

Call of papers for SIG Congress during Expotunnel

The Italian Tunnelling Society has organized the international congress Tunnelling and Underground Space in Europe Development to take place during ExpoTunnel, More Information

Senior management vacancies

International recruitment agency iPS is seeking qualified and experienced managers to fill vacancies More Information

Toronto-York Spadina update

Toronto-York Spadina update

The four Caterpillar TBMs working for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension bore an average of 15 m/day. Holey and Moley are building all of the tunnels south of Finch West Station, the southern tunnels, while Yorkie and Torkie are building all of the tunnels north of Finch West Station, or the northern tunnels. More Information

Callosa de Segura starts

Callosa de Segura starts

On 29.11.2012 excavation commenced from the southern adit of the 2,050 m Callosa de Segura railway tunnel, located on the 9.8 km San Isidro-Orihuela section of the Madrid-Castilla More Information

Viatec and Brenner Congress

Viatec, the road construction and infrastructure maintenance international show, will be held in Bolzano February 21-23, 2013. More Information

High speed rail in Italy

The European Union will provide combined support of EUR10 million from the TEN-T Programme for two key rail infrastructure projects in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. More Information

ImpreService for casting accessories

ImpreService for casting accessories

Italy-based company ImpreService is committed to the design and manufacture of accessories for precast concrete segments for tunnels. More Information

Representation opportunity with Emcor

Spanish manufacturer Emcor has 30 years history in the production and supply of underground roof support equipment, including the successful Expanbol friction bolt. More Information

Important start on Cerdedelo-Prado

Towards end-November, 2012 NATM excavation started on the 52 sq m left hand tube of Cerdedelo-Prado railway tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high speed line. More Information

Koralm tunnel TBMs start

Koralm tunnel TBMs start

Two 9.93 m-diameter Aker Wirth TBMs have started construction of the 18 km-long central section (lot KAT 2) of the 32.5 km Koralm high-speed railway tunnel between Graz and Klagenfurt. More Information

Welcome to CBE newsletter number 6

The latest CBE newsletter focuses on innovation in practice, with products such as the anchored gasket being used for segments on the Lee tunnel in London and the Blue Plains sewer project in ... More Information

NFM EPB for Bucharest metro

NFM Technologies has recently added the supply of another TBM to the entrepreneur Astaldi to its list of orders. More Information

Five Crossrail TBMs underway

Five Crossrail TBMs underway

On 09.01.2013 Sophia, Crossrail’s fifth TBM, began the drive from Plumstead to North Woolwich which will carry London’s new rail link under the River Thames. More Information

CKR project in Hong Kong

CKR project in Hong Kong

The second phase of public engagement activities for the proposed Central Kowloon Route (CKR) in Hong Kong commenced on 05.12.2012: More Information

Meditunnel registration

The ITA-sponsored Mediterranean Tunnelling conference scheduled for May 7-8th in Porec, Croatia has published registration forms. More Information

NFM to build Sicilian giant

NFM to build Sicilian giant

NFM Technologies, based in the French cities of Lyons and Le Creusot, is starting the New Year with a couple of significant TBM orders which include the 15.08 m-diameter machine that will excavate the twin 3.9 km tubes More Information

Jennmar supports tunnelling

Jennmar supports tunnelling

US-based Jennmar and its network of affiliates aim to provide customers with a complete resource for all ground control requirements with reduced cost and short lead times. More Information

New Year, new jobs

International specialist recruitment agency iPS is seeking graduate engineers to fill two interesting positions in the Middle East tunnelling sector. More Information

Robbins TBM completes Milchbuck

Robbins TBM completes Milchbuck

On 04.12.2012 a 4.15 m-diameter Robbins TBM made its final breakthrough in Zurich, Switzerland. More Information

BASF sells Meyco

BASF has signed a contract to sell its Meyco equipment business, based in Winterthur, Switzerland, to Atlas Copco. More Information

ADFIL newsletter, latest edition

ADFIL newsletter, latest edition

The December issue of ADFIL newsletter observes that 2012 has been a highly successful year for the manufacturer of construction fibres, and carries clients’ More Information

St. Barbara celebrated in Bevera Tunnel

St. Barbara celebrated in Bevera Tunnel

St. Barbara day this year was celebrated in Bevera tunnel, on the new rail link Arcisate-Mendrisio, 14.8 km long, of which 8.2 km in Italy and 6.6 km in Switzerland. More Information

Robbins TBM for Indianapolis

Robbins TBM for Indianapolis

A 6.2 m-diameter Robbins hard rock cutterhead has been unveiled in Indianapolis, IN, USA at a ceremony that included the city’s mayor and local officials to mark the assembly progress of the main beam TBM. More Information

Switzerland and Italy sign MoU

On 17.12.2012 in Berne, Switzerland and Italy signed declarations of intent aimed at intensifying cooperation in rail transport and energy. More Information

A toast to all our readers!

The management and staff at tunnelbuilder ltd send greetings and good wishes to all our readers around the world at this festive time. 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