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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

Brenner Congress 2013

The international symposium on the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) will take place 21-22nd February during Viatec 2013 in Bolzano. 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. More Information

Thousandth tunnel ring placed under Hyde Park

The first of eight Crossrail tunnelling machines is currently tunnelling under London’s Hyde Park after completing 1,000 tunnel rings. More Information

China tunnel summit agenda

The agenda has been published for the 7th China Tunnel Summit, scheduled for 7-8th March, 2013 at the Millennium Hotel in Wu’xi. More Information

Sofia airport metro underway

On 21.11.2012 construction started officially on lot 1, part of the 5 km extension of Sofia metro Line 1 from Tsarigradsko Road to the airport, including four stations More Information

Records set at Kishanganga

Records set at Kishanganga

Main contractor HCC is putting its 6.2 m-diameter SELI universal double-shield TBM to good use at Kishanganga hydro in the Himalaya region of Jammu & Kashmir More Information

METRO project results due

The results of the three-year METRO project are to be presented at an international seminar at Rosersberg, Stockholm More Information

Superfast TBM delivery by Terratec

Superfast TBM delivery by Terratec

Seven months from receipt of order, Australian specialist TBM manufacturer Terratec has delivered a 6.61 m-diameter bespoke EPB to contractors building Delhi metro. More Information

Project Director required

Project Director required

iPS, the international recruitment specialist, is seeking a project director for a client in South America. The requirements for the ideal candidate are: More Information

Expotunnel launching in 2013

Expotunnel, making its debut in Bologna, Italy 17-20th October, 2013, will provide a new showcase for the tunnelling industry. More Information

Valnerina excavation completed

On 20.11.2012 excavation was completed on the 3,523 m Valnerina tunnel located in the section from San Carlo in Terni province to the Lazio region border More Information

More breakthroughs on SS77

General contractor Val di Chienti has reported new breakthroughs on SS77, Quadrilatero Marche Umbria project. More Information

Fontanabuona tunnel to proceed

Liguria Region, ANAS and Autostrade per l'Italia have decided to proceed with the executive design of Fontanabuona tunnel, More Information

Delhi metro progress

On 25.10.2012 a TBM was lowered at the Mandi House construction site to start the 700 m tunnel excavation towards ITO metro station, in Phase 3 of the Delhi rail network. More Information

First Copenhagen EPB inaugurated

First Copenhagen EPB inaugurated

On 16.11.2012 the first of four TBMs destined to bore 24 km of new tunnels for Copenhagen metro was inaugurated by JV Salini Costruttori/Maire Tecnimont/SELI. More Information

Australian conference for Brisbane

The 11th Australian Tunnelling conference takes place in Brisbane 4-5th December, 2012 More Information

Beskyd rail tunnel in Ukraine

The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) is preparing to start the construction of the new double-track Beskyd tunnel in the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine. More Information

Daylight at Seiro tunnel

Daylight at Seiro tunnel

The top heading of the EUR88.7 million monotube, twin-track Seiro tunnel between Banos de Molgas and Vilar de Barrio municipalities More Information

Free accommodation in Wuxi

Organisers of the 7th China Tunnel Summit are offering free five-star accommodation for earlybird returning attendees More Information

Robbins EPBs at Moscow Metro

Robbins EPBs at Moscow Metro

Some 150 km of new metro lines will be constructed in Moscow by 2020. As part of this effort, contractor Engeocom purchased two 6.6 m-diameter Robbins More Information

ES Rubber at Diabolo

ES Rubber at Diabolo

Wayss u Freytag/Vinci Construction Grand Projets are erecting segments fitted with ES Rubber Tunnel Flex 33 Plus gaskets More Information

Cavotec impresses in Q3/2012

Cavotec’s mining and tunnelling division revenues grew by 28 percent compared with the same period last year, More Information

Metro project finale

The final seminar of the three-year Metro research project takes place in Stockholm, Sweden 10-11th December, 2012 More Information

Cernobbio safety improvement

Work has started on safety improvement in Cernobbio tunnel (2.4 km) on SS 340. The contract includes construction of a new ceiling for ventilation, More Information

El Corno excavation underway

El Corno excavation underway

On 29.10.2012, NATM construction of the 8,570 m-long El Corno tunnel on the Madrid-Galicia high-speed railway got underway from both portals. More Information

Rohtang tunnel update

The 8.8 km-long horseshoe-shaped Rohtang road tunnel is located in the Himachal Pradesh region of India, More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Lower Thames Crossing, Driving Carbon out of Construction

In December 2023, we brought together our Delivery Partners and a large cross section of the UK construction industry to share our plans to drive carbon out of the construction of the ... More Information

HS2 tunnel segments on the move from Hartlepool to London

Deliveries of HS2’s tunnel segments have begun from Hartlepool, using the UK’s rail network to minimise road traffic and drastically reduce carbon emissions. STRABAG, the company ... More Information