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TBM Martina ended Sparvo tunnel

TBM Martina ended Sparvo tunnel

On 29.07.2013, after only eight months tunnelling, the 15.62-diameter TBM Martina, built by Herrenknecht for Toto Costruzioni Generali, broke through the 2,600 m south tube of Sparvo tunnel More Information

Terratec microtunnelling system for Bangkok

Terratec microtunnelling system for Bangkok

Terratec has completed factory acceptance tests for a 1.5 m-diameter microtunnelling system to be used in the Bangkok metropolitan area. More Information

Another tunnelling milestone

Tunnelling has been concentrated in Italy, Norway and Spain over most of the 15 years during which tunnelbuilder has been monitoring activity. More Information

Delegations at ExpoTunnel

Delegations at ExpoTunnel

Major Russian and Brazilian delegations will be introduced at ExpoTunnel in Bologna, 17-19th October, 2013 as part of the internationalisation plan for the show. More Information

Robbins sets Indianapolis 24-hour record

Robbins sets Indianapolis 24-hour record

Just two weeks after Tony Kanaan set the fastest winning average speed of over 300 km/h in the Indy 500, a 37 year-old, 6.2 m-diameter Robbins More Information

Milan metro holed out

On 18.07.2013 the fourth and last TBM, the S238 named Roberta driving the underground section between Monumentale and Tre Torri stations, reached Pozzo Orafi, More Information

Sold at Ritchie Bros auction in Caorso

Sold at Ritchie Bros auction in Caorso

At a large industrial auction held by Ritchie Bros. in Caorso (Piacenza) on 11.07.2013, a selection of 1,130 heavy equipment items and trucks were sold to a large crowd of bidders. More Information

Second breakthrough in Val Sarentino

Breakthrough in the second Val Sarentino road tunnel is scheduled for midday on 19.07.2013. More Information

NFM TBM at Caltanissetta

The first parts of the 15 m-diameter, 100 m-long NFM TBM ordered for the twin 3.9 km tubes of the Caltanissetta road tunnel have arrived at site. More Information

TBM dedication in Seattle

On 20.07.2013 a public celebration took place at TBM Bertha’s launch site to mark the start of the SR 99 tunnel beneath Seattle. More Information

Warsaw Metro progress

Warsaw Metro progress

On 28.10.2009 the JV Astaldi (Italy), Gulermak (Turkey) and PBDiM (Poland) signed the EUR780 million contract for design and construction of Warsaw Metro Line 2, More Information

Active tenders

Just as you were thinking you might get a quiet, unstressed holiday season, the tunnelbuilder active tenders list has hit 70 for the first time. More Information

CBE newsletter number 7

CBE newsletter number 7

The latest issue of the informative CBE newsletter has been published, with topics such as special precast facilities, interviews and project updates. More Information

Crossrail newsletter

The Crossrail Moving Ahead newsletter has been released giving full updates on this project, which is now in its fourth year. More Information

Mumbai Metro approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the Mumbai Metro Line-3 Colaba-Bandra-Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) corridor. More Information

Pir Panchal inauguration

Pir Panchal inauguration

On 26.06.2013 the 11 km Pir Panchal railway tunnel opened as the longest tunnel in India. More Information

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

Explosion-proof equipment at Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

World-renowned auctioneer Ritchie Bros is selling a variety of heavy equipment at 08.30h on Thursday, 11.07.2013 More Information

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Legacy Way TBMs hole out

Both 12.4 m-diameter TBMs excavating the Legacy Way tunnels from Toowong to Kelvin Grove in Brisbane, Australia have now holed out some two months ahead of schedule More Information

Fire Protection and Safety

Fire Protection and Safety

The fifth conference on fire protection and safety in tunnels will be held in Copenhagen, from 11th to 12th September, 2013 More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information