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Taiwan to upgrade coastal highway

Taiwan to upgrade coastal highwayTaiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development has approved a EUR985 million plan to upgrade the Suhua Highway, linking Yilan County and Hualien City, also ... More Information

MineArc meeting in China

MineArc meeting in ChinaAustralian manufacturer of refuges for tunnels and mines is meeting a Chinese delegation to discuss and agree trials with 11 selected underground locations. Read the full ... More Information

Lilienberg road tunnel opens in Austria

Lilienberg road tunnel opens in AustriaThe 1,134 m-long x 92 sq m section Lilienberg tunnel in Carinthia opened to traffic on 22.04.2010. The EUR22 million tunnel, excavated using NATM techniques, ... More Information

Breakthrough at Strafelter

Breakthrough at StrafelterThe first tube of Strafelter tunnel on the Route du Nord A7 motorway between Luxembourg City and Mersch was completed on 22.04.2010. The tunnel is 1,850 m-long with 200 m ... More Information

Robbins EPB TBM launches at Xi'an

Robbins EPB TBM launches at Xi'anThe Xi'an Metro system will service the urban and suburban districts of Xi'an, the 3,100 years old capital of Shaanxi province, and part of Xianyang City. Six subway ... More Information

Lake Mead TBM arrives at site

Lake Mead TBM arrives at siteThe Southern Nevada Water Authority has unveiled the 6.36 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM that will mine a third 4.83 km-long raw-water intake at Lake Mead, the reservoir ... More Information

Fogtec fire suppression system for Channel Tunnel

Fogtec fire suppression system for Channel TunnelFogtec Brandschutz GmbH of Cologne will supply the know-how, engineering and equipment to the fire suppression project underway for Eurotunnel in the ... More Information

New Haggloader for small tunnels

New Haggloader for small tunnelsGIA will supply three of its compact Haggloader 7HR-B digging arm loaders to contractor Leighton-LNS JV for use on the HATS sewage conveyance system in Hong Kong. The ... More Information

NAT for Portland, Oregon

NAT for Portland, OregonNorth American Tunneling (NAT), the top underground construction show of the year for the Americas, takes place in Portland's Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel from June ... More Information

Normet presents advanced Spraymec

Normet presents advanced SpraymecNormet has introduced Spraymec 8100 VC, the most advanced model for concrete spraying in its Spraymec series. From one set-up the machine will spray concrete in a ... More Information

Working with Bekaert

Working with BekaertFor more than 40 years, Dramix® steel fibre from Bekaert has been reinforcing tunnel constructions all over the world. Continuous performance monitoring over that time has ... More Information

EPC Consulting at Expo 2010 in Shanghai

EPC Consulting Ltd, who handle worldwide sales of Globalchimica Srl products for mining and tunnelling on an exclusive basis, are participating at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Metro China 2010 and Tunnel ... More Information

Opportunity for Ile de France

French tunnelling society AFTES is running a colloquium in partnership with the regional council for social and economic development in Ile de France on 09.06.2010. Click for details. 17/10. More Information

Silberberg rail tunnel underway on Erfurt-Ebensfeld line

Silberberg rail tunnel underway on Erfurt-Ebensfeld lineConstruction of the 7.4 km-long, EUR220 million Silberberg rail tunnel at Moehrenbach, near Ilmenau in Thuringia, started on 08.04.2010. This, ... More Information

Blasting starts at south portal of Ceneri base tunnel

Blasting starts at south portal of Ceneri base tunnelExcavation of the first 300 m cut-and-cover at the south portal of the Ceneri base tunnel started at Vezia on 12.04.2010 using drill/blast, and ... More Information

Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnel

Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnelOn 13.04.2010 the JV FCC, OHL & Copisa broke out the second 3.7 km-long tube of the 6.9 m-diameter Terrassa tunnel. The TBM-driven tunnel has eight ... More Information

Preliminary works start on crucial trans-Madrid rail tunnel

On 13.04.2010 excavation work began on an auxiliary exit in calle Espalter for the 6.9 km-long tunnel across Madrid between the Atocha and Chamartin stations to connect the lines of the national ... More Information

Somport tunnel refurbishment work approved

The Spanish Government has approved the EUR16,507,565 required for exploratory work for refurbishment in the Somport tunnel and its approaches. The 8.6 km-long tunnel straddles the Spain-France ... More Information

Bauma 2010 kicks off on time

Despite the virtual total shutdown of flights into and within Europe over the weekend, Bauma 2010 has started its trade fair programme as scheduled. Click for update. 16/10. More Information

Live Bids from tunnelbuilder

Whenever a bid appears at tunnelbuilder.com it is logged at Live Bids, together with its closing date. This presents an instant check for readers, who may click for more information on bids of ... More Information

New section of Hungarian motorway opens

Hungary's M6 north-south motorway between Szekszard and Boly opened to traffic on 01.04.2010 at the same time as the M60 motorway from Boly to Pecs. The 80 km section includes four bi-tube tunnels, ... More Information

Monte Tratturale excavation underway

On 01.03.2010 drill/blast excavation commenced at the 3.17 km-long Monte Tratturale tunnel on the San Severo-Apricena-Sannicandro Garganico railway section in Foggia province managed by Ferrovie del ... More Information

Meet IPS at Bauma

IPS Group - IPS Worldwide Tunnelling will be present at the Bauma 2010 Exhibition and invite you to visit us at Hall C3, booth 515. Bauma takes place in Munich, Germany from 19th - 25th of April, ... More Information

Clem Jones tunnel opens in Brisbane

The 4.8 km-long, twin two-lane Clem Jones tunnel, known as the North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) while under construction, opened to traffic on 16.03.2010. The tunnel is the main feature of the 6.8 ... More Information

NAT conference for Portland, Oregon

With all exhibition space sold out, and a waiting list for late allocations, the North American Tunneling 2010 show in Portland, Oregon from 20th to 23rd June is a guaranteed commercial success. ... More Information

Normet acquires interest in TAM

Today, Normet Group announced the acquisition of 40% of TAM International and will begin to sell TAM construction chemicals to complement Normet concrete spraying equipment. Normet aims to become ... More Information

Herrenknecht EPB starts Sants-La Sagrera tunnel

The 11.5 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Barcino was launched from a shaft situated between Mallorca and Biscaia Calles on 26.03.2010. The 105 m-long, 2,300 t machine will drive 5.1 km of the 5.6 km ... More Information

Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel TBM ready

The double shield TBM manufactured and operated by SELI for the Maeda/CRGL/SELI jv has been assembled and will be soon pushed into the launching chamber in order to produce more room and to allow ... More Information

TBM for Kishanganga hydro

A new 6.1 m-diameter DBU TBM has been manufactured to drive the 14 km-long headrace tunnel from Kishanganga river to Wullar Lake for the Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir region ... More Information

Geofluid comes of age 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 ... More Information

Presenting Meyco Poca spray mobile

Meyco will show its new Poca spray mobile for small and medium size tunnels in Hall 3, stand 113 of the upcoming Bauma exhibition in Munich. This is part of a comprehensive presentation of Meyco ... More Information

Goldegg breakthrough in South Tirol

On 18.03.2010 the first 1.5 km road tunnel on SS 508 in Val Sarentino broke through. The tunnel, with two safety exits, is from Castel Roncolo to Goldegg quarry. Work started in the summer of 2008, ... More Information

First breakthrough in Terrassa railway tunnel

The first EPB TBM working on the twin-tube 3,150 m-long tunnel in the Rambla-Can Roca section of Terrassa tunnel, part of the project to extend Catalonian railway lines that the JV FCC, OHL & ... More Information

Fermacell fire-resistant boards protect tunnels

Over more than thirty years, Aestuver has developed into one of Germany's leading firms in the glass fibre reinforced lightweight concrete sector. Their Fermacell branded fire protection boards can ... More Information

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydro

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydroIn February 2010, contractor CMC di Ravenna launched the first TBM to work in Laos. The 7.6 m-diameter Robbins single shield TBM is excavating a 5.5 km-long ... More Information

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at Hallandsas

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at HallandsasIPS Group and Skanska-Vinci joined forces in 2005 for the Hallandsas project, an extremely challenging undertaking, involving state of the art equipment and ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information