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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

Rabat Tunnel des Oudayas open to traffic

Rabat Tunnel des Oudayas open to trafficOudayas tunnel is part of the Bouregreg valley development project in Rabat, capital of Morocco. The new route connects the river shore and the ocean coast, ... More Information

Salvador Injections solving sealing problems

Salvador Injections solving sealing problemsFor more than 30 years Italian company Salvador Injections has been working at strengthening, consolidation and waterproofing of wall structures. Over the ... More Information

RETC underway in San Francisco

RETC underway in San FranciscoThe much-anticipated RETC biennial tunnelling event starts at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on Sunday 19th June, 2011. The exhibition in the Yerba Ballroom is a ... More Information

GIA Swedvent fans for China

GIA Swedvent fans for ChinaThe new generation of Swedvent fans features improved silencers filled with processed mineral wool to reduce high frequency sounds. The results are dramatic over the whole ... More Information

Saint-Oyen bypass approved

Saint-Oyen bypass approvedAnas has approved the design for the 4,403 m Etroubles and Saint-Oyen bypass on road SS 27 to the Gran San Bernardo pass in Valle d'Aosta. The project includes the ... More Information

Palude excavation holes with difficulty

Palude excavation holes with difficultyOn 18.05.2011 CMC (Ravenna) broke through the south bore of the 1,166 m Palude tunnel, Maxi lot 1 of the Quadrilatero-Marche-Umbria. Several difficulties were ... More Information

TBM progress on Barcelona drives

TBM progress on Barcelona drives On the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway line, Herrenknecht TBM Gerunda reached the Parc de la Devesa shaft on 17.05.2011, after boring 885 m of the ... More Information

World's highest road tunnel

World's highest road tunnelOn 25.05.2011 work began on the 7 km-long Trola tunnel in south-western Sichuan province on the 2,415 km-long Sichuan-Tibet highway in China. At a maximum altitude of ... More Information

Big Robbins breaks out at Niagara

Big Robbins breaks out at Niagara The 14.4 m-diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM, the largest of its type ever produced and affectionately known as Big Becky, has broken through at Niagara. The 10.143 ... More Information

Senior engineers required for Toronto Transit expansion

Senior engineers required for Toronto Transit expansionThe Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) keeps Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in the ... More Information

Planning engineer required

Planning engineer requiredInternational tunnelling recruitment agency iPS is seeking a planning engineer to work for a UK client. Duties include planning of overall project, logistics, construction ... More Information

Highest railway tunnel

Highest railway tunnelFenghuoshan tunnel, located in Zadoi county, Qinghai on the new 1,142 km-long Qingzang railway to Tibet at an altitude of 4,905 m ASL, is the highest railway tunnel in the ... More Information

South Island Line contracts let

South Island Line contracts letLeighton Asia has been awarded two contracts by MTR Corporation for construction of the new 7 km-long South Island Line (East) in Hong Kong. The work includes 1.1 km ... More Information

Ann Lambrechts of Bekaert wins Inventor Award

Ann Lambrechts of Bekaert wins Inventor AwardToday it was announced that Ann Lambrechts, R&D manager with Bekaert has won the prestigious European Inventor Award for construction. The ... More Information

HSEQ manager wanted

HSEQ manager wantedIPS, the international personnel recruitment agency, is looking for a qualified German-speaking HSEQ manager with knowledge and experience in tunnelling construction to prepare ... More Information

Putzmeister customized shotcrete solutions

Putzmeister customized shotcrete solutionsWith concrete spraying reaches of up to 17 m and capacities up to 30 cu m/h, little wonder that Putzmeister machines are a common sight in the world's ... More Information

Aker Wirth TBMs for Koralm

Aker Wirth TBMs for KoralmAker Wirth will supply contractor Strabag AG with a pair of 9.93 m-diameter telescopic shield TBMs for the 20 km-long KAT 2 section of the 32.5 km-long Koralm tunnel on the ... More Information

Mine Radio Systems at Big Event

Mine Radio Systems at Big EventMRS will be presenting its Centrian Ethernet over leaky feeder solution at this year's Big Event in Timmins, Ontario on 18-19th May. The system provides integrated ... More Information

Tunnels and ITS symposium

Tunnels and ITS symposiumTunnels are currently the main application for ITS, intelligent transport systems. A new symposium scheduled for June 15-16th in Bergen, Norway will discuss the development ... More Information

Inaugural Expomatec fair for Madrid

Inaugural Expomatec fair for MadridExpomatec, the Spanish infrastructure, civil works, extraction and mining machinery fair, takes place 24-28th May at Feria de Madrid. This, the first in a series ... More Information

BASF additives aid concrete set at Limberg II

BASF additives aid concrete set at Limberg IIThe Limberg II hydro generating station in the Hohe Tauern high mountain range of Austria features two huge rock caverns with associated tunnel system. ... More Information

Follow the money in Brussels

Follow the money in BrusselsThe TEN-T info day on 29.06.2011 in Brussels will present the priorities for the EU transport calls for rail, river and motorway construction. Participants will be ... More Information

Early TBM completion at Lyon metro Line B

Early TBM completion at Lyon metro Line BOn 23.04.2011 Herrenknecht TBM Agata at Lyon metro Line B reached its exit shaft, some two months ahead of schedule. 300 m of the alignment is beneath the ... More Information

Unique Robbins hybrid EPB away at Sleemanbad

Unique Robbins hybrid EPB away at SleemanbadOn-site first time assembly of a 10 m-diameter hybrid EPB has been completed at the 12 km-long Sleemanbad carrier canal in Madhya Pradesh, India. The ... More Information

GIA upgrades underground cable bolter

GIA upgrades underground cable bolterThe latest mechanized grouting and cable insertion system (MEGSIS) from Swedish manufacturer GIA offers a guillotine effect cable cutter, improved piston pump ... More Information

Breakthrough for Almendral tunnel

Breakthrough for Almendral tunnel On 07.04.2011 excavation was completed on the 1.1 km-long single-tube, twin track Almendral tunnel, the major feature of the 1.67 km-long Barranco de ... More Information

Girona II tunnel excavation started

Girona II tunnel excavation startedOn 06.04.2011 the TBM Gerunda started excavation of Girona II tunnel on the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed line. It will drive 1,565 m from the new ... More Information

Live bids sets record

Live bids sets recordMore than three dozen live bids are currently listed at tunnelbuilder, the largest number since this unique service was inaugurated three years ago. Live bids allows readers to ... More Information

Robbins EPB scores New Record in Zhengzhou

Robbins EPB scores New Record in ZhengzhouIn the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, soft ground tunnelling has made a speedy entrance. One of two 6.3 m-diameter Robbins EPBs at Zhengzhou metro Line 1 has ... More Information

Belgrade interceptor personnel contract renewed

Belgrade interceptor personnel contract renewediPS Personnel, who supplied a core of experienced tunnellers to assist in management and training at the Belgrade interceptor project in Serbia, have ... More Information

Espoo metro extension funded

Espoo metro extension funded On 01.04.2011 Lansimetro of Finland signed a 30 year loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to fund the EUR800 ... 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