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News from Adfil

Andrew Kitchen, GM at Adfil Construction Fibres, is headlining the company newsletter for March, 2012. More Information

Crossrail shortlists C610 qualifiers

Crossrail has declared five organizations are shortlisted for contract C610: Alstom Transport/TSO/Costain Ltd JV; Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd; BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman/ Kier Construction JV; Laing O’Rourke Construction/Volker Rail More Information

Matrican injection moulds for tunnels

Cantabrian manufacturer Matrican, with more than 40 years experience in the design and production of customized thermoplastic injection moulds, More Information

Rapallo-Fontanabuona presentation

On 23.03.2012 the preliminary design for the link between Val Fontanabuona and the A12 Genova-Rome was presented by Spea Engineering Europe Spa. More Information

Robbins successes at Sochi

Robbins successes at Sochi

Two Robbins double shield TBMs have been working at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics site in Russia in complex geology with multiple fault zones. More Information

Fehmarnbelt project briefing

Around 500 participants from 17 countries met up in Copenhagen on 21.03.2012 for briefing on the construction of the 18 km-long tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt to link Germany and Denmark. More Information

Safety of life in tunnels

The international conference SOLIT takes place in Berlin, Germany on 27-28 June, 2012 with a focus on integration of fire fighting systems. More Information

Normet expands southern Africa presence

Normet expands southern Africa presence

South African Gary Clench, who has 36 years hands-on sales and marketing experience in the underground sector, More Information

Walking to Billy Bishop airport

Construction of the Port Authority pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport commenced this month. The More Information

Novel shotcrete speeds three Robbins TBMs

Novel shotcrete speeds three Robbins TBMs

Once completed in 2014, the 44.6 km-long Pahang Selangor raw water tunnel in Malaysia will be the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia. More Information

Deo Ca Pass tunnel plans

Deo Ca Pass tunnel plans

Deo Ca Pass tunnel construction is starting around now for completion mid-2016. The new 13.4 km road, from Hoa Xuan Nam More Information

Multi-purpose tunnelling rig from Atlas Copco

The new Boomer E1 C-DH single boom diesel hydraulic drillrig has face coverage of 95 sq m. More Information

ISTRICE – polymer structural fibres for tunnelling

Italian manufacturer ISTRICE has 30 years experience in the synthetic monofilament extrusion sector, resulting in a range of unique, patented fibres for structural reinforcement of concrete. More Information

Breakthrough in Scrajo tunnel

Breakthrough in Scrajo tunnel

On 05.03.2012 breakthrough was achieved in the new Scrajo rock tunnel on the SS145 Sorrentina bypass between Pozzano and Seiano. More Information

Thessaloniki metro extension to start

Construction of Thessaloniki Metro extension to Kalamaria will begin in autumn, 2012. Four bidders have received the tender documents. More Information

INTERtunnel 2012 returns to Turin

The latest technologies for tunnel design and management will be on show at INTERtunnel, organized by Mack Brooks Exhibitions at Turin’s Lingotto exhibition complex from March 27th to 29th, 2012. More Information

Innovative segment gasket from CBE

The recently completed Lee tunnel in the east end of London was lined with concrete segments with anchored gaskets, More Information

Major breakthroughs on SS77

Major breakthroughs on SS77

On 28.02.2012, breakthrough of the 2,820 m north tube was achieved on the SS77 Sostino tunnel in Foligno municipality on Marche-Umbria quadrilateral in Italy More Information

Hong Kong drainage breakthrough

Hong Kong drainage breakthrough

On 27.02.2012 the JV Maeda Corporation, China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and SELI celebrated the breakthrough of the Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel in Hong Kong using a 7.72m-diameter, More Information

Non-polluting products certification for EPC Consulting

Globalchimica partner EPC Consulting has gained certification for its non-polluting, organic-mineral resins. More Information

Breakthrough at Capo di Ponte

Breakthrough at Capo di Ponte

On 24.02.2012 JV Collini/Cossi/Giudici/Aster broke through at Capo di Ponte tunnel on the SS 42 Tonale-Mendola between Darfo and Edolo. More Information

New boss at Aker Wirth

New boss at Aker Wirth

Einar Broenlund has taken over the management of Erkelenz-based drilling and tunnelling equipment More Information

Rome metro Line B1 progress

Rome metro Line B1 progress

On 22.02.2012, the 9.80 m-diameter EPB TBM Nannarella completed excavation of the difficult 1.1 km-long Conca d’Oro-Jonio tunnel, part of the extension of B1 line of Rome metro. More Information

Professional tunnellers diary

March is a good month for tunnelling events, with five international conferences scheduled in Israel, US, Brazil, Greece and Italy. Great geographic spread, and something for everybody! More Information

ISTSS in New York

The 5th international symposium on tunnel safety and security takes place in New York from 14-16 March, 2012. Some 250 delegates have already registered, with around 70 places still ... More Information

MRS expands Asia Pacific team

Mine Radio Systems (Pacific) Pty Ltd has appointed Warren Dix as Western Regional Manager with a territory covering the western half of Australia and Indonesia. More Information

Rocchetta tunnel complete

On 17.02.2012, breakthrough of the 980 m south tube was achieved on the SS77 La Rocchetta tunnel in Muccia municipality on Marche-Umbria quadrilateral in Italy. Excavation took one year. The 840 m ... More Information

Portable rescue chamber from mineARC

Australian specialist manufacturer mineARC has launched its latest portable rescue chamber range. More Information

CIFA – the best choice for tunnels

Heavy investment in research, development and product quality has enhanced CIFA know-how and experience, creating a solid foundation for customers in the worldwide construction industry. More Information

Herrenknecht TBMs for Neelum-Jhelum hydro

By 15.02.2012 the main parts of two 155 t Herrenknecht TBMs had reached Majoi (C-2), the site of Neelum-Jehlum hydropower project in Muzaffarabad District of Azad Jammu Kashmir Republic of Pakistan. More Information

Roveredo bypass in Switzerland

Roveredo bypass in Switzerland

In 2009, Consortium Galleria di Roveredo, comprising CSC SA (Lugano), Frutiger AG (Thun) and Prader Losinger SA (Sion), secured the contract for More Information

Caterpillar Tunneling for customized TBMs

Caterpillar Tunneling based in Toronto, Canada has five generations of experience in the worldwide tunnelling industry. More Information

Two SS125 tunnels completed in Sardinia

Two SS125 tunnels completed in Sardinia

Full section excavation of the monotube Murtineddu and Marapintau tunnels with their parallel safety tunnels was completed by end-2011. More Information

Tunnelling vacancies in UK

iPS is urgently looking for various Tunnelling workers in the UK. There are vacancies for electricians, fitters, banksman, leading miners, miners, pit bosses and scaffolders. More Information

Decision expected on Frejus safety tunnel

Italian and French authorities will soon have to decide whether to expand the proposed 12 km-long More Information

CBE to supply Sluiskil

French group CBE has been awarded the supply contract for segment moulds for the 1.15 km-long twin-tube Sluiskil tunnel under the Gent canal at Terneuzen in the Netherlands 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