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Batching plant operators sought

Batching plant operators sought

International recruiters iPS are looking for experienced concrete batching plant operators for 18-month contracts commencing mid-September, 2012. More Information

Terratec TBM ready in Bangkok

Tasmanian manufacturer Terratec has announced that its 6.44 m-diameter EPB is ready to launch on a 5.1 km drive beneath Chinatown and Chao Phraya river at the Bangkok Metro Blue Line More Information

Gjerstad improves face productivity

Gjerstad is a leading manufacturer specializing in tunnelling and mining equipment. More Information

Mecca rail project starting 2013

The Saudi government has approved EUR13.15bn of spending to overhaul the transport network of Mecca (or Makkah). More Information

New MD for Normet Scandinavia

New MD for Normet Scandinavia

Norwegian Ola Waldmo, the international expert on rock support, grouting and sprayed concrete, has been appointed managing director at Normet Scandinavia AB in Ludvika, Sweden More Information

CIFA at Liefkenshoek rail link

CIFA at Liefkenshoek rail link

Liefkenshoek rail link is a 16.2 km-long twin-track railway project under construction in Antwerp, Belgium. More Information

Fire protection and safety in tunnels

Fire protection and safety in tunnels

Prominent tunnelling experts will convene in Munich to discuss case studies and trends in fire protection and safety on 12-13 September, 2012. More Information

IPS expands in tunnelling

IPS expands in tunnelling

Employment specialist iPS is supporting four contracts within the Crossrail project, the largest underground construction job in Europe More Information

Herrenknecht reports advances in India

Following its success at Veligonda, where a 7.9 m-diameter Herrenknecht double shield TBM achieved 525 m advance in one month, the German manufacturer has announced orders for 18 EPBs in the +6 m-diameter range for Indian metro projects. More Information

Crossrail TBM reaches Paddington

The first TBM of contracting JV BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman/Kier has reached Paddington, some 750 m from its launch chamber at Royal Oak. More Information

Maccaferri global solutions

For tunnels, Italian manufacturer Maccaferri produces GFRP profiles and hybrid drainage elements to reinforce and consolidate face excavation, More Information

Limbia tunnel on SS106 Jonica

Limbia tunnel on SS106 Jonica

On 09.08.2012 Cipa SpA broke through the 402 m south carriageway of Limbia tunnel, lot DG22 of SS106 Jonica, More Information

Breakthrough in Col Cavalier tunnel in Italy

Breakthrough in Col Cavalier tunnel in Italy

On 31.07.2012 breakthrough the Col Cavalier tunnel in Belluno municipality (BL). The tunnel is 1,826 m long, of which 210 m in cut/cover, is part of the upgrading of a large section of SP1 Left Piave. More Information

Robbins EPB reaches Singapore DTL3

The new Robbins TBM EPB Tierra has reached Singapore from Shanghai, where, on 28-29th June it had been accepted by LTA (Land Transport Authority) and CMC. More Information

Sparvo mega-breakthrough

Sparvo mega-breakthrough

On 27.07.2012 the 15.62 m-diameter TBM Martina (EPB S-5) broke through the 2,564 m northbound tube of the Sparvo tunnel on Italy’s Variante di Valico project. More Information

IPS gains OHSAS certification

Crewing and recruitment agency iPS is newly OHSAS certified and compliant with international standards for safety management. More Information

Putzmeister buys Intermix

On 19.07.2012, Putzmeister acquired Intermix, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of truck mixers and special mixers, with an annual output in the order of 800 units. More Information

Morazzone tunnel on Pedemontana Lombarda

The consortium Pedelombarda Scpa, comprising Impregilo (leader), Astaldi, Pizzarotti and ACI secured the Section A of the Pedemontana Lombarda and the first lots of the Varese and Como bypasses. More Information

TUCA Open Day

TUCA is the Tunnelling & Construction Academy in London, which iPS supports. iPS is a supplier of specialized tunnelling personnel for Crossrail and other projects. More Information

35 years with Herrenknecht

In 1975 Martin Herrenknecht set up on his own as an engineer, and two years later founded Herrenknecht GmbH in the tiny hamlet of Schwanau, Germany. More Information

Bentley - Be Inspired Awards 2012

Bentley's annual Be Inspired Awards programme is a competition open to all users of Bentley software for sustaining infrastructure. More Information

Robbins goes deep in Mumbai

Robbins goes deep in Mumbai

A Robbins 6.25 m-diameter main beam TBM is making good going in basalt over 100 m beneath the streets of Mumbai to install 8.3 km of much-needed replacement water main. More Information

East European tunnelling conference

The first East European tunnelling conference takes place in Budapest on 18-21st September, 2012. More Information

Italian road tunnels break through

On 05.07.2012 excavation was completed at the 990 m-long Cerzone tunnel (km 4,500 - km 5,450) on the road bypass to the SS 212 between Pietrelcina junction and San Marco dei Cavoti interchange in Italy’s Benevento province. More Information

CEAR moves admin and production across Milan

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR moved to new administrative and production facilities at Gessate (Milan) in June, 2012. More Information

CIFA sponsor of the XVI ERMCO congress

CIFA, a company in the Zoomlion Heavy Industries Group, sponsored the XVI ERMCO Congress held in Verona on 21-22nd June, 2012. More Information

Second Gotthard road tunnel agreed

The Swiss government has decided to build the second Gotthard road tunnel to facilitate refurbishment of the existing 16 km-long single tube, More Information

Saverne first tube sees daylight

Saverne first tube sees daylight

On 19.06.2012 10 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Charlotte broke through the 4 km-long east-west tube of Saverne tunnel, after seven months of work, during which average advance was 20 m/day. More Information

NFM EPB for Moscow metro

NFM Technologies has received an order for a 6.6 m-diameter earth pressure balance TBM to drive a section of the second circular line of Moscow metro. More Information

Fehmarnbelt project new time schedule

The prequalification process will still start this year, even though the planning of the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt will take one year more than expected. More Information

Brussels airport line opens

On 7 June King Albert II inaugurated the new Diabolo railway infrastructure and reached by train the new Brussels Airport station. More Information

ITA global perspective

ITA has produced a video dealing with urban tunnelling at a time when it is estimated that migration will result in 70% of the world’s population living in cities. More Information

Geofluid international exhibition at Piacenza

Geofluid, the biannual international show specialised in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction of tunnels More Information

New locomotives from Mining Equipment

New locomotives from Mining Equipment

Thirty years’ experience in locomotive rebuilding has given American specialist Mining Equipment a unique insight into the requirements for successful operation in the rigorous tunnelling environment. More Information

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel complete

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel complete

On 06.06.2012 consortium Condotte Cossi completed TBM excavation of the emergency tube of the Grand St Bernard tunnel. The 5,760 m-long drive, lined with precast concrete segments, was completed in 18 months. More Information

Florence high-speed rail tunnel

Florence high-speed rail tunnel

Nodavia, a JV of Coopsette and Ergon, secured the EUR709 million contract for the Florence high-speed rail tunnel and station. 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