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Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear new web site

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear new web site

Italian company Costruzioni Elettrotecniche Cear has launched a new website that is modern, quick and easy to consult. More Information

Online Seminar for Bentley’s ProjectWise

The Bentley online seminar about ProjectWise, a software for helping utility companies in the Management of technical information, More Information

Innotrans 2012 for Berlin

The international trade fair for Transport Technology, Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems will held at Berlin Messe on 18-21st September, 2012. More Information

Convertible EPB penetrates Vosges mountains

Excavation for the first 4 km-long tube of the Saverne TGV tunnel through the Vosges mountains has been accomplished More Information

Robbins EPBs ready for Singapore DTL

Robbins EPBs ready for Singapore DTL

In one of many deep shaft sites throughout Singapore, the first of six 6.65 m-diameter Robbins EPBs is ramping up for the Downtown Line construction project. More Information

CBE launches new website

CBE launches new website

CBE Group has invested in a total makeover of its website www.cbe-tunnels.com, with up-to-date news, features, company moves and contacts. More Information

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

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