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Last chance for ExpoTunnel deal

Last chance for ExpoTunnel deal

ExpoTunnel, scheduled for Bologna, Italy from October 17-20th, 2013 is offering favourable reservation rates until end-February on all applications received by end of business on that day More Information

Strabag and Rio Tinto in partnership

Global mining company Rio Tinto, in cooperation with TBM manufacturers, recently developed two new tunnel boring systems (TBS) and one shaft boring system (SBS). More Information

Breakthrough at El Alto hydro

Breakthrough at El Alto hydro

The main underground structures on the new El Alto hydropower plant in Chiriqui province of Panama, in the district of Renacimiento near the Costa Rica border, More Information

Tunnel fitter required

International personnel recruitment agency iPS is seeking a fitter with general knowledge of the mechanical equipment used in tunnels. More Information

CP Technology for formworks

CP Technology for formworks

Milan-based CP Technology manufactures tunnel formwork, prefabrication forms, straddle carriers, and specialized structures and equipment. More Information

Robbins Slurry TBM emerges at Zhanjiang Bay

Robbins Slurry TBM emerges at Zhanjiang Bay

After advancing up to 392 m/month, the 6.26 m-diameter Robbins Slurry TBM broke through at the end of 2012 in China’s southern-most city. More Information

ITA COSUF Award 2013

The ITA COSUF Award is granted annually to a student, young professional or researcher, less than 35 years old, who has recently completed an outstanding research work in theory and/or practice in the area of operational safety More Information

EasyClick Impredowel at Viatec

EasyClick Impredowel at Viatec

Impreservice Srl is exhibiting at Viatec in Bolzano this week 21-23 February at stand B09/26, sector AB. Samples of tunnelling accessories including connection systems, bolts and guiding rod will be on show, together with the new Impreservice patented connection system EasyClick Impredowel. More Information

Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

Ritchie Bros auction in Italy

At a large industrial equipment auction to be conducted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Caorso (PC) on 07.03.2013, a selection of more than 600 items and trucks will be sold. More Information

2013 RETC for Washington, DC

2013 RETC for Washington, DC

The 2013 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling conference and exhibition takes place June 23-26th at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. The exhibition is almost a sell-out, with more than 150 companies having booked space at this prestigious event. More Information

Acceptance test for Aurelia TBM

Acceptance test for Aurelia TBM

The 13.64 m-diameter TBM that will drive the 5.1 km-long new Aurelia bis road section from Albisola Superiore to Savona (Torrente Letimbro) in Italy is being erected in Germany for acceptance test and commissioning in mid-February. More Information

Low exhibition rates for Expotunnel

Low exhibition rates for Expotunnel

Book your exhibition space at Expotunnel in Bologna prior to 28th February, 2013 and get favourable rates! The prestigious underground technologies show takes place 17th to 20th October at Bologna Fiere More Information

CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013

CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013

Several new machines will be presented by CIFA and Zoomlion at Bauma 2013, taking place in Munich, Germany on 15th-21st April 2013. The companies are exhibiting at stand F9 905/2 in the eastern area. More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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