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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

Normet buys out TAM

Two years after acquiring a strategic 40 percent shareholding in TAM International, Normet has now proceeded to full ownership. More Information

Robbins trio at Pahang-Selangor

Three Robbins 5.23 m-diameter hardrock TBMs are returning fast advance rates in widely varying rock strengths and water More Information

CAT TBM holes out in London

Some 32 km of cable tunnels, 14 shafts and four connecting tunnels with associated chambers are under TBM construction by Costain between Hackney and Willesden (3 m-diameter) and between Kensal ... More Information

Bentley software solutions

Bentley Systems Inc provides comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, and clean energy to clean water. More Information

CEAR electrical and automation

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR has thirty years experience supplying electrical and automation solutions to main contractors worldwide in the construction, More Information

Excavation of Olabarrie tunnel starts

On 23.05.2012 excavation of the 1,102m Olabarrie tunnel started, including the 75 m section in cut/cover at the adit. More Information

Shift engineer required

Shift engineer required

iPS is currently looking for a shift engineer whose responsibilities will include supervision of shifts, monitoring TBM operating parameters, More Information

Markovec road tunnel holed

On 14.05.2012 Alpine Bau GmbH broke through the 2,174 m-long left tube of the Markovec bi-tube tunnel on the motorway More Information

ERMCO 2012 Congress for Verona

The XVI International ERMCO Congress, returning to Italy after 26 years, will be in Verona from June 21st – 22nd. More Information

Listec fire detection at Rome metro

The Listec RDU 316 Remote Display Unit is reassuring for Rome metro tunnel operations. More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2012

WTC is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 18th to 23rd May. Congress theme is Tunnelling and Underground Space for a Global Society. More Information

Trigoni tunnel on SS106 Jonica

Trigoni tunnel on SS106 Jonica

On 11.05.2012 Cipa SpA broke through the north tube of 840 m-long Trigoni tunnel, lot DG22 of SS106 More Information

Grizzana tunnel on Variante di Valico

Grizzana tunnel on Variante di Valico

On 02.04.2012 the south tube of Grizzana tunnel on the La Quercia-Lagaro section lot 5 of Variante di Valico broke out. More Information

Work begins on Gilon tunnel

On 23.04.2012 the JV Danya Cebus/China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) began work on a 4.6 km-long twin-bore tunnel at a depth of 100 m More Information

Robbins foursome at Nanjing metro

Robbins foursome at Nanjing metro

Four Robbins 6.5 m-diameter EPBs with mixed-ground cutterheads have been successfully launched and brought up to speed on two lines of the Nanjing metro in Jiangsu province of China. More Information

Renovation of Leopold II tunnel for 2014

The Brussels Regional Government has given the go-ahead for the renovation by a Private Public Partnership of the 2.5 km-long Leopold II road tunnel More Information

Doha Metro starts in 2013

Qatar Railways Company (QRail) has invited some five tenders for the first phase of the metro rail transit system in the country More Information

CIFA to unveil telescopic shotcrete boom

CIFA to unveil telescopic shotcrete boom

At the World Tunnel Congress 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand 18-23 May, CIFA, a company in the Zoomlion Heavy Industries Group, will present the new CST 8.20 shotcrete jumbo with telescopic boom designed specifically for applications in small size tunnels and mining drives More Information

A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway start

Construction of the A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway commenced on 26.04.2012 under a EUR298 million design and construction contract awarded last year to consortium A4ALL, comprising Boskalis, Heijmans and VolkerWessels. More Information

Malta-Gozo road tunnel options

Malta-Gozo road tunnel options

In July, 2011 Transport Malta appointed Mott Macdonald to carry out a preliminary analysis of road tunnel link options between Malta and Gozo. A fixed link would reduce average journey times by at least 40 minutes. More Information

Emcor requires more agents in Europe

Emcor has 30 years of experience in the manufacture and supply of machines and consumables to the underground sector, helping Spanish tunnelling contractors to become the most efficient in the world. More Information

Global reach by Sandvik

Sandvik provides comprehensive tunnelling and underground civil engineering equipment and expertise across a range of methods including drill/blast, mechanical cutting and breaking. More Information

Funding for Madrid-Galicia HSR

Funding for Madrid-Galicia HSR

Funding of EUR927.41 million including VAT has been approved for work on four sections, in Zamora and Ourense provinces, More Information

More exposure at tunnelbuilder.com

That the tunnelling industry is growing can be measured by the steady increase in bids and awards reported at tunnelbuilder.com More Information

Robbins’ progress in Mexico City

Robbins’ progress in Mexico City

Three 8.93 m Robbins EPBs with continuous conveyor systems are tunnelling from shafts up to 150 m deep through watery clays and large More Information

New record for Sparvo TBM

The 15.62 m-diameter EPB Martina, built by Herrenknecht for the 2.5 km-long twin-tube Sparvo tunnel on Italy’s Variante di Valico project More Information

2013 Strait Crossings conference for Bergen

The sixth international conference, dealing with extreme crossings and new technologies, takes place in Bergen, Norway on 16-19 June More Information

SS77 Sostino tunnel completed

On 03.04.2012, breakthrough was achieved on the 2,834 m south tube of the SS77 More Information

Intermat in Paris

Time to order your visitor badge for Intermat, the international exhibition for equipment and techniques for the construction and materials industries taking More Information

NAT 2012 registration

Registration is now open for the upcoming NAT conference and exhibition scheduled for Indianapolis, 24-27th June, 2012. More Information

New breakthrough on SS77

New breakthrough on SS77

On 26.03.2012, breakthrough of the 3,472 m south tube was achieved on the SS77 Varano tunnel in Serravalle del Chienti municipality More Information

Kiora TBM rescued

The 19.8 km-long Kiora tunnel for the Yin Hong Ji Shi water diversion project in Tabai County of Shanxi Province comprises 8.7 km drill/blast and 11.1 km TBM drive. The drill/blast section has been completed, but the double shield TBM became trapped in poor ground after driving just 6 km. More Information

Breakthrough in Slovenia

The contract to build the twin-tube Markovec road tunnel was awarded to Alpine and its Slovenian partner CPM (Cestno podjetje Maribor) in 2009, but CPM went into receivership in February, 2011 More Information

Hard task in Korea for new Sandvik rig

A Sandvik DT1130i three-boom drill rig, one of the new series from Sandvik, is being employed by Taeah Construction to excavate 2.4 km of the Gwanak highway tunnel south of Seoul. More Information

North American Tunneling 2012 for Indianapolis

The prestigious biennial conference North American Tunneling will take place 24th-27th June, 2012 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN, US, organized by Underground Construction Association of Society Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc (UCA of SME). 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