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Putzmeister sets record at Lainzer

Putzmeister sets record at LainzerThe 12.3 km-long Lainzer tunnel in Vienna will connect the western and southern railway systems and the Donauldebahn railway, increasing capacity, and forming a ... More Information

Senior mechanical engineer vacancy

Senior mechanical engineer vacancyA client of iPS, the international personnel consultant, is seeking a senior mechanical engineer for planning and operation of large-scale projects. Duties ... More Information

Grand St Bernard safety tunnel

Grand St Bernard safety tunnelOn 31.07.2011 Lovat TBM Isabelle completed 2.9 km of the 5.8 km-long emergency tube of the Grand St Bernard tunnel. Construction of the 23 drill/blast cross passages at ... More Information

Breakthrough for Bavareto tunnel on SS 77

Breakthrough for Bavareto tunnel on SS 77On 03.08.2011 breakthrough of the southbound 1,661 m-long tube of SS 77 Bavareto road tunnel was achieved in Serravalle di Chienti municipality, Val di ... More Information

First Robbins slurry TBM readied for launch

First Robbins slurry TBM readied for launchThe 2.74 km-long Zhanjiang Bay fresh water transfer tunnel will be driven by a 6.26 m-diameter slurry TBM designed by MHI-MS and manufactured by Robbins at ... More Information

Gjerstad side tipping buckets save time

Gjerstad side tipping buckets save timeNorwegian manufacturer Gjerstad Intera produces a wide selection of buckets for loaders and excavators, together with several models of quick couplers. In ... More Information

Normet expands in Scandinavia

Normet expands in ScandinaviaNormet Group is acquiring Essverk Berg AB as its base for operations in Sweden and Norway. The new company Normet Scandinavia will become the development and competence ... More Information

Herrenknecht to build world's largest TBM

Herrenknecht to build world's largest TBMA 19.25 m-diameter Mixshield to be manufactured by Herrenknecht for Russian concessionaire NCC to build the Orlovski road tunnel in central St Petersburg ... More Information

iPS takes tunnel expertise worldwide

iPS takes tunnel expertise worldwideiPS has been bolstering its international presence in the field of tunnelling by visiting current projects, tendering for new ones, and investing in its ... More Information

Frejus safety tunnel TBM away

Frejus safety tunnel TBM awayOn 04.07.2011, the 9.46 m-diameter, 170 m-long Herrenknecht TBM commenced excavation and lining of the French section of Frejus safety tunnel. The machine was assembled ... More Information

Normet Group appoints new CFO

Normet Group appoints new CFOFinnish national Riku Makinen has joined Normet Group as chief financial officer, a position he will take up on 1st October, 2011. He will be based in Switzerland and ... More Information

International section of Lyon-Turin approved

International section of Lyon-Turin approvedOn 03.08.2011 Cipe approved the preliminary design of the common French-Italian section of the Lyon-Turin railway system with construction in two ... More Information

Record 40 live bids at tunnelbuilder

Record 40 live bids at tunnelbuilder0n 11.08.2011 some 40 bids were open at tunnelbuilder Live Bids. Review at your leisure. 32/11. More Information

Breakthrough for Sants-La Sagrera tunnel in Barcelona

Breakthrough for Sants-La Sagrera tunnel in BarcelonaOn the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway line, the 11.5 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Barcino reached the exit shaft on 26.07.2011 ... More Information

Spanish rail tunnels start

Spanish rail tunnels startOn 13.07.2011 NATM excavation of Callosa De Segura tunnel commenced as part of the 9.8 km-long San Isidro-Orihuela section of the Madrid-Castilla La Mancha-Valencia-Murcia ... More Information

Albertia tunnels excavated using NATM

Albertia tunnels excavated using NATMOn 29.07.2011 breakthrough was achieved in the bi-tube railway tunnel Albertia (4,777 m, 4,786 m) on the Legutiano-Escoriatza section of the ... More Information

Sparvo underway on Variante di Valico in Italy

Sparvo underway on Variante di Valico in ItalyThursday 28.07.2011 saw the launch of the world's largest TBM, the Sparvo machine built by Herrenknecht. Sparvo tunnel (2,564 m northbound, 2,600 m ... More Information

Robbins TBMs progress longest direct tunnel

Robbins TBMs progress longest direct tunnelAt India's remote AMR water tunnel, on 18.06.2011, the 10.0 m-diameter Double Shield Robbins TBM at the inlet end was launched. Launch was severely delayed ... More Information

Terzo Valico high-speed line restarts

Terzo Valico high-speed line restartsA contract agreement, value EUR500 million, has been reached between RFI and Consortium COCIV, headed by Impregilo, to restart work on lot 1 of the Terzo Valico ... More Information

Robbins EPB launch at Emisor Oriente

Robbins EPB launch at Emisor Oriente Mexico City's torrential rains and their ensuing floods have fast-tracked commissioning of one Robbins EPB at the country's most critical infrastructure ... More Information

BASF seals Clem 7 tunnel

BASF seals Clem 7 tunnelBrisbane's Clem 7 tunnel is 4.8 km long with a deepest point 70 m below sea level. To save time on waterproofing, contractor LBB JV selected a spray-applied polymer membrane ... More Information

Breakthroughs at Marche-Umbria quadrilateral

Breakthroughs at Marche-Umbria quadrilateralOn 20.07.2011 breakthrough was achieved in Genga municipality on the SS76 tunnels Valtreara (846 m with 388 m in cut/cover) and Gattuccio (294.50 m with ... More Information

Rome Metro Line C section completed

Rome Metro Line C section completedOn 08.06.2011, excavation and lining of the second tube of the Giardinetti-San Giovanni section of Metro Line C in Rome was completed by Herrenknecht EPB TBM No 2 ... More Information

Girona II tunnel excavation completed

Girona II tunnel excavation completed On 07.07.2011 the TBM Gerunda completed excavation of Girona II tunnel on the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed line. For more click here and es/20. ... More Information

GIA Haggloader produces zero carbon dioxide emission

GIA Haggloader produces zero carbon dioxide emissionNorwegian tunnelling contractor Haehre Entreprenor is making fast progress with reduced carbon footprint at Holsbru Kraftwerk power project near ... More Information

Winning combination of skills at SBT

Winning combination of skills at SBTThe SBT consortium was formed in 2001 to provide rental TBMs and all required support and assistance to projects throughout the world. It brought together ... More Information

Innovation rewarded at Aker Wirth

Innovation rewarded at Aker WirthCreative businesses with vision and an appreciation of pioneering ideas sometimes make it into the list of the top 100 most innovative midsize companies in Germany. ... More Information

Zogno bypass start in Lombardy

Zogno bypass start in Lombardy Construction of Zogno bypass along the ex SS 470 in Bergamo province of Italy commenced in early-July. The new single carriageway road will be 4.3 km-long and will ... More Information

El Muron tunnel excavation complete

El Muron tunnel excavation completeBreakthrough of the 1,730 m El Muron tunnel on the 3.5 km Aspe-El Carrus section on the high-speed line to the east coast in Spain's Alicante province was achieved ... More Information

Galdakao tunnel excavation underway

Galdakao tunnel excavation underwayExcavation of the 1,830 m Galdakao tunnel on the 5.4 km section Lemoa-Galdakao of Vitoria/Gasteiz-Bilbao-Donostia/San Sebastian high-speed railway along the north ... More Information

Robbins TBMs score at Qinling railway tunnel

Robbins TBMs score at Qinling railway tunnelTwo 10.2 m-diameter Robbins main beam TBMs are returning record advances in predominantly phyllite and limestone on a remote railway tunnel beneath ... More Information

Advertisers of the year

Advertisers of the yearWhile tunnelbuilder is free to web and readership driven, somebody has to pay the tab. Our advertisers, who are readers themselves, are the people to thank. Amongst these, ... More Information

ES Rubber to supply Israel high speed tunnels

ES Rubber to supply Israel high speed tunnelsThe Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high speed railway tunnel project will be built by two joint venture contractors. One comprises Pizzarotti of Italy with Shapir of ... More Information

Newsfeed keeps you up to date

Newsfeed keeps you up to dateGet your daily tunnelling news fix from tunnelbuilder by clicking on the newsfeed main menu button. Updated continuously by Google in real time, the 10 most recent TBM ... More Information

New CEO for NFM Technologies

New CEO for NFM TechnologiesAlain Deleard is the new CEO of NFM Technologies, replacing Luc Devaux. NFM Technologies, which exports 75% of its products, exceeded EUR100 million turnover in 2010. The ... More Information

Putzmeister increases worldwide customer support

Putzmeister increases worldwide customer supportPutzmeister Iberica in Madrid has set up a 24/7 technical service hotline for emergencies. A qualified technician will be available to provide ... 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