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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

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

Tunnelling News

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information