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Solbakk preliminary work to start

Solbakk preliminary work to start

Brodrene Jormeland is about to start preparation work for the 14 km-long Solbakk tunnel, part of the Ryfast project. More Information

E39 Rogfast plans

E39 Rogfast plans

Detailed plans for the world’s longest subsea tunnel, Rogfast under the fiord of Bokna, have been sent to local communities, and a political decision will probably be taken next spring. More Information

Eight decades for Putzmeister’s Karl Schlecht

Join us in wishing founder Karl Schlecht a happy 80th birthday! More Information

Sergio Matias joins Normet UK

Sergio Matias joins Normet UK

Portuguese civil engineer Sergio Matias has joined the 10-man Normet UK team supporting underground construction and mining projects. More Information

Z-Morh tunnel decision

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, has decided to construct the 6.5 km-long, two-lane bi-directional Z-Morh tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh More Information

Ahrental access completed

Ahrental access completed

On 11.10.2012, excavation of the 2.4 km-long Ahrental access tunnel was completed as part of the Brenner Base Tunnel. More Information

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

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