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Cut/cover tunnel on the SS36 at Monza in Italy

Cut/cover tunnel on the SS36 at Monza in ItalyThe link road under construction between the SS36 and the Milan motorway network crosses the municipalities of Monza and Cinisello Balsamo, through ... More Information

Austunnel Partnering Success

Austunnel Partnering SuccessAustunnel supplies professional tunnelling personnel such as supervisors, TBM fitters/mechanics, electricians, PLC electricians, boilermaker/welders and TBM pilots. ... More Information

Tunnel design and construction

Tunnel design and constructionThe latest conference in the series takes place on 16-18 November, 2011 in Amsterdam. For full details of speakers visit Tunnel Design & Construction Europe. 39/11. More Information

South Tyrol Castelbello ring road decision

South Tyrol Castelbello ring road decision The competition for the construction of the 3 km-long Castelbello and Colsano ring on the SS 38 has been decided, and funds will be allocated in 2012. The ... More Information

Fire protection and safety in tunnels

Fire protection and safety in tunnelsThird annual international conference takes place October 11-12, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria. More from www.arena-international.com/fpst2011/index.html. 38/11. More Information

Going underground at IUT

Going underground at IUTThis week sees the sixth international underground and tunnel fair IUT taking place in the Hagerbach Test Gallery (VSH) near Sargans, Switzerland from 14-15 September. The ... More Information

Normet teams up with QME

Normet teams up with QMENormet and QME, a mining equipment company based in Ireland, have signed an agreement to develop their cooperation and service activities. QME, who have a long history in ... More Information

First TBM EPB ready for delivery to Panama metro

First TBM EPB ready for delivery to Panama metroPanama City's first metro line will involve the construction of a 6.4 km-long tunnel using two Herrenknecht 9,730 mm-diameter EPBs. The machines have ... More Information

Marble Road to open in 2012

Marble Road to open in 2012The Marble Road from Aurelia to Miseglia Bassa is complete except for the truck weighing and washing facility between Miseglia and Canaglie. Lot 1 Miseglia, including the ... More Information

Florence high speed rail tunnel schedule

Florence high speed rail tunnel schedule TBM Monnalisa, 9.364 m-diameter and 200 m-long, commissioned to Seli from the JV Coopsette/consortium Ergon Engineering and Contracting for the high speed ... More Information

Brazil high speed railway studies

Brazil high speed railway studiesBrazil's first 350 km/h high speed railway will run between Campinas, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with airport statons at Viracopos, Guarulhos and Galeao. Total ... More Information

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

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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