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Bekaert launches new Dramix fibres

The latest Bekaert Dramix 4D and 5D steel fibres are made from ductile wire as used in automotive tyre reinforcement, offering a long useful life after any cracking. More Information

MOSMETROSTROJ and MINRAV JV installs ES Rubber gaskets in Israel

MOSMETROSTROJ and MINRAV JV installs ES Rubber gaskets in Israel

JV Minrav/Mosmetrostroj is undertaking the twin 3.5 km-long tunnels under Canada Park on Section B of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem, More Information

Excavation starts at Corga de Vela

On 22.10.2012 the JV Vias y Construcciones, Torrescamara y Cia de Obras and Vimac started excavation of the west adits of the Corga de Vela tunnel (1,171 m), More Information

Tenda tunnel project approved

Anas has approved the executive project for the new Tenda tunnel on SS 20 Valle di Roja and Colle di Tenda (CN). More Information

Thames Tideway financing plan

Thames Water has appointed Swiss banking group UBS to raise the EUR5 billion required to fund the Thames Tideway sewer project, More Information

Saverne second tube underway

Saverne second tube underway

On 25.09.2012 excavation commenced on the second tube of the 4 km-long Saverne tunnel on the Baudrecourt-Strasbourg section, More Information

EuroTAP reports on road tunnels

The 13th European tunnel assessment programme reports that safety in the top 10 tunnels is improving. More Information

TBM Martina turnaround at Sparvo

TBM Martina turnaround at Sparvo

The first two phases of turning the 3,000 t TBM Martina through 180 degrees have been completed at the Sparvo tunnel on the A1 motorway Variante di Valico, Italy. More Information

SCL inspector urgently required

International employment specialist iPS is seeking a London-based SCL inspector with five years experience. More Information

Contractor Shapir with Pizzarotti using ES Rubber in Jerusalem

Contractor Shapir with Pizzarotti using ES Rubber in Jerusalem

Contractor Shapir, in JV with Pizzarotti, is driving twin 9.7 m-diameter tunnels, each 11.5 km-long, for the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed railway. More Information

New features for Sandvik iSURE

Sandvik iSURE software is a tool for for optimizing the tunnel excavation process. It uses the most critical point of the round, the end where the blasting initiates More Information

Robbins OFTA success in Mexico

Onsite First Time Assembly is making great savings in both time and money at sites around the world. More Information

New charger from Normet

New charger from Normet

Normet has introduced its new charging equipment concept, the Charmec MF 605 D. The machine can carry enough ANFO to charge most tunnel faces, More Information

Amsterdam metro nearly complete

The North/South metro line in Amsterdam is 9.7 km-long, with 7.1 km underground, of which 3.1 km is in twin bored tunnels. More Information

Groundbreaking ceremony in Turkey

Groundbreaking ceremony in Turkey

On 13.05.2012 the groundbreaking ceremony took place for the 14.7 km-long Ovit tunnel linking İkizdere, Rize province with Ispir, Erzurum province in Turkey. Contract duration is 4.5 years. More Information

Ten years of tunnelbuilder.es

Launched in 2002, and edited by tunnelling professionals in Madrid, www.tunnelbuilder.es has been spectacularly successful as the prime news source for Spanish-speaking readers. More Information

Robbins at Jollyville

Robbins at Jollyville

In Jollyville, Austin, TX a trio of TBMs is excavating 10.5 km of new water mains. Amongst them is a Robbins 3.25 m-diameter main beam machine More Information

Final METRO seminar for Stockholm

The final results of METRO, a joint safety in infrastructure project, will be presented at a seminar on 10-11th December, 2012 at Rosersberg, Stockholm, More Information

News from Seattle

The central waterfront section of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle is being replaced with a 2.7 km-long bored tunnel More Information

Eppenberg tunnel to go ahead

In 2008 the Swiss Parliament approved the allocation of EUR4.46 billion (CHF5.4 billion) for the SIF programme for improvement of more than 100 projects. More Information

NFM on the move

NFM on the move

NFM Technologies has moved its main office to Immeuble Lugdunum, 5 place Jules Ferry, BP 69456, Lyon Cedex 06, France. More Information

Follow Crossrail TBM progress

Crossrail is showing the daily progress of its two TBMs on the Londonist interactive map. More Information

Everything ready for Geofluid

Everything ready for Geofluid

Geofluid, the biannual international show specializing in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, More Information

SS77 Cupigliolo north tube completed

SS77 Cupigliolo north tube completed

On 20.09.2012 breakthrough was achieved on the 2,182 m north tube of the SS77 Cupigliolo tunnel in Foligno municipality on Marche-Umbria quadrilateral in Italy. More Information

MRS European appointment

MRS European appointment

Mine Radio Systems has appointed Hannah Naylor as operations manager for Europe, working from the UK office. More Information

Mont Blanc half-century

Mont Blanc half-century

The 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Mont Blanc tunnel was celebrated on 15.09.2012. More Information

Breakthrough in Cavallo tunnel

Breakthrough in Cavallo tunnel

Consortium SA.MA.C (ICS Salini-Matarrese-Carena) has announced breakthrough of the 625 m-long south tube of Cavallo tunnel on the A14 motorway, Senigallia-Ancona Nord section. More Information

Tunnel visions and distortions

Professor Arnold Dix will deliver a technical session in association with the ATS Tunnelling Short Course on 25.09.2012 from 6.00 pm -7.00 pm More Information

Ho Chi Minh City metro start

On 28.08.2012 the Ho Chi Minh City authorities began the construction of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro Line 1. Some 2.6 km of the 19.7 km line will be underground, along with three of the 14 stations, More Information

Singapore Thomson Line

Singapore Thomson Line

Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have published details of the alignment and station locations More Information

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear new web site

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear new web site

Italian company Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear has launched a new website that is modern, quick and easy to consult. More Information

Online Seminar for Bentley’s ProjectWise

The Bentley online seminar about ProjectWise, a software for helping utility companies in the Management of technical information, More Information

Innotrans 2012 for Berlin

The international trade fair for Transport Technology, Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems will held at Berlin Messe on 18-21st September, 2012. More Information

Convertible EPB penetrates Vosges mountains

Excavation for the first 4 km-long tube of the Saverne TGV tunnel through the Vosges mountains has been accomplished More Information

Robbins EPBs ready for Singapore DTL

Robbins EPBs ready for Singapore DTL

In one of many deep shaft sites throughout Singapore, the first of six 6.65 m-diameter Robbins EPBs is ramping up for the Downtown Line construction project. More Information

CBE launches new website

CBE launches new website

CBE Group has invested in a total makeover of its website www.cbe-tunnels.com, with up-to-date news, features, company moves and contacts. 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