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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

Brussels airport line opens

On 7 June King Albert II inaugurated the new Diabolo railway infrastructure and reached by train the new Brussels Airport station. More Information

ITA global perspective

ITA has produced a video dealing with urban tunnelling at a time when it is estimated that migration will result in 70% of the world’s population living in cities. More Information

Geofluid international exhibition at Piacenza

Geofluid, the biannual international show specialised in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction of tunnels More Information

New locomotives from Mining Equipment

New locomotives from Mining Equipment

Thirty years’ experience in locomotive rebuilding has given American specialist Mining Equipment a unique insight into the requirements for successful operation in the rigorous tunnelling environment. More Information

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel complete

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel complete

On 06.06.2012 consortium Condotte Cossi completed TBM excavation of the emergency tube of the Grand St Bernard tunnel. The 5,760 m-long drive, lined with precast concrete segments, was completed in 18 months. More Information

Florence high-speed rail tunnel

Florence high-speed rail tunnel

Nodavia, a JV of Coopsette and Ergon, secured the EUR709 million contract for the Florence high-speed rail tunnel and station. More Information

Normet buys out TAM

Two years after acquiring a strategic 40 percent shareholding in TAM International, Normet has now proceeded to full ownership. More Information

Robbins trio at Pahang-Selangor

Three Robbins 5.23 m-diameter hardrock TBMs are returning fast advance rates in widely varying rock strengths and water More Information

CAT TBM holes out in London

Some 32 km of cable tunnels, 14 shafts and four connecting tunnels with associated chambers are under TBM construction by Costain between Hackney and Willesden (3 m-diameter) and between Kensal ... More Information

Bentley software solutions

Bentley Systems Inc provides comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, and clean energy to clean water. More Information

CEAR electrical and automation

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR has thirty years experience supplying electrical and automation solutions to main contractors worldwide in the construction, More Information

Excavation of Olabarrie tunnel starts

On 23.05.2012 excavation of the 1,102m Olabarrie tunnel started, including the 75 m section in cut/cover at the adit. More Information

Shift engineer required

Shift engineer required

iPS is currently looking for a shift engineer whose responsibilities will include supervision of shifts, monitoring TBM operating parameters, More Information

Markovec road tunnel holed

On 14.05.2012 Alpine Bau GmbH broke through the 2,174 m-long left tube of the Markovec bi-tube tunnel on the motorway More Information

ERMCO 2012 Congress for Verona

The XVI International ERMCO Congress, returning to Italy after 26 years, will be in Verona from June 21st – 22nd. More Information

Listec fire detection at Rome metro

The Listec RDU 316 Remote Display Unit is reassuring for Rome metro tunnel operations. More Information

World Tunnel Congress 2012

WTC is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 18th to 23rd May. Congress theme is Tunnelling and Underground Space for a Global Society. More Information

Trigoni tunnel on SS106 Jonica

Trigoni tunnel on SS106 Jonica

On 11.05.2012 Cipa SpA broke through the north tube of 840 m-long Trigoni tunnel, lot DG22 of SS106 More Information

Grizzana tunnel on Variante di Valico

Grizzana tunnel on Variante di Valico

On 02.04.2012 the south tube of Grizzana tunnel on the La Quercia-Lagaro section lot 5 of Variante di Valico broke out. More Information

Work begins on Gilon tunnel

On 23.04.2012 the JV Danya Cebus/China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) began work on a 4.6 km-long twin-bore tunnel at a depth of 100 m More Information

Robbins foursome at Nanjing metro

Robbins foursome at Nanjing metro

Four Robbins 6.5 m-diameter EPBs with mixed-ground cutterheads have been successfully launched and brought up to speed on two lines of the Nanjing metro in Jiangsu province of China. More Information

Renovation of Leopold II tunnel for 2014

The Brussels Regional Government has given the go-ahead for the renovation by a Private Public Partnership of the 2.5 km-long Leopold II road tunnel More Information

Doha Metro starts in 2013

Qatar Railways Company (QRail) has invited some five tenders for the first phase of the metro rail transit system in the country More Information

CIFA to unveil telescopic shotcrete boom

CIFA to unveil telescopic shotcrete boom

At the World Tunnel Congress 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand 18-23 May, CIFA, a company in the Zoomlion Heavy Industries Group, will present the new CST 8.20 shotcrete jumbo with telescopic boom designed specifically for applications in small size tunnels and mining drives More Information

A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway start

Construction of the A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway commenced on 26.04.2012 under a EUR298 million design and construction contract awarded last year to consortium A4ALL, comprising Boskalis, Heijmans and VolkerWessels. More Information

Malta-Gozo road tunnel options

Malta-Gozo road tunnel options

In July, 2011 Transport Malta appointed Mott Macdonald to carry out a preliminary analysis of road tunnel link options between Malta and Gozo. A fixed link would reduce average journey times by at least 40 minutes. More Information

Emcor requires more agents in Europe

Emcor has 30 years of experience in the manufacture and supply of machines and consumables to the underground sector, helping Spanish tunnelling contractors to become the most efficient in the world. More Information

Global reach by Sandvik

Sandvik provides comprehensive tunnelling and underground civil engineering equipment and expertise across a range of methods including drill/blast, mechanical cutting and breaking. More Information

Funding for Madrid-Galicia HSR

Funding for Madrid-Galicia HSR

Funding of EUR927.41 million including VAT has been approved for work on four sections, in Zamora and Ourense provinces, More Information

More exposure at tunnelbuilder.com

That the tunnelling industry is growing can be measured by the steady increase in bids and awards reported at tunnelbuilder.com More Information

Robbins’ progress in Mexico City

Robbins’ progress in Mexico City

Three 8.93 m Robbins EPBs with continuous conveyor systems are tunnelling from shafts up to 150 m deep through watery clays and large More Information

New record for Sparvo TBM

The 15.62 m-diameter EPB Martina, built by Herrenknecht for the 2.5 km-long twin-tube Sparvo tunnel on Italy’s Variante di Valico project More Information

2013 Strait Crossings conference for Bergen

The sixth international conference, dealing with extreme crossings and new technologies, takes place in Bergen, Norway on 16-19 June More Information

SS77 Sostino tunnel completed

On 03.04.2012, breakthrough was achieved on the 2,834 m south tube of the SS77 More Information

Intermat in Paris

Time to order your visitor badge for Intermat, the international exhibition for equipment and techniques for the construction and materials industries taking More Information

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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

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

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