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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

Normet international success lauded

Normet has received an award from the Finnish government for its exceptional success in the international market, profitable growth, development of Finnish expertise, and operation in an environmentally sustainable manner. More Information

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information