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Top job at Aker Wirth

Top job at Aker WirthAs a consequence of the recession, Aker Wirth CEO Christoph Kleuters foresees a shortage of skills that could impede recovery. He feels this can be overcome by intensive ... More Information

GIA pulls large order for Pahang Selangor

GIA pulls large order for Pahang SelangorGia Industrie AB, the Swedish manufacturer of ventilation fans, loaders, locomotives and rolling stock is supplying the Pahang Selangor water transfer ... More Information

Four weeks to Auckland conference

Four weeks to Auckland conferenceThe technical programme has been released for the 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference in Auckland, New Zealand on 8-10th March, 2011, the theme of which is ... More Information

BASF workshop for waterproofing designers

BASF workshop for waterproofing designersMEYCO Underground Construction solutions will be the focus of a workshop in Trondheim, Norway on 15-16th March, 2011. Permanent waterproof single-shell ... More Information

Quejigares TBM excavation complete

Quejigares TBM excavation complete On 11.01.2011 TBM EPB excavation of the second tube of Quejigares tunnel was completed on the 4.9 km Arroyo de la Viñuela-Quejigares section of the ... More Information

Excavation commences on Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastián line

Excavation commences on Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastián line Conventional excavation has commenced of San Roman tunnel (778 m, section 95 sq m) and Ganzelai tunnel (1,405 m, section 85 sq m) on the ... More Information

ISTSS 2012 call for papers

ISTSS 2012 call for papers The 5th international symposium on tunnel safety and security is scheduled for the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY on March 14-16, 2012. Second call for papers has been ... More Information

Herrenknecht TBM progress at metro Line B in Lyon

Herrenknecht TBM progress at metro Line B in LyonOn 27.09.2010 Herrenknecht TBM Agata, diameter 5 m, weight 1,000 t, length 70 m, started excavation of metro B extension in Lyon. The Gerland Stadium ... More Information

IPS powerful people update

IPS powerful people updateInternational personnel recruitment company iPS has revised and updated its website to a more user-friendly format for both jobseekers and employers. 03/11. More Information

Robbins TBM makes history in Laos

Robbins TBM makes history in LaosA 7.6 m-diameter Robbins single shield TBM has completed the first mechanically-driven tunnel in Laos at Theun Hinboun hydro project. The 5.5 km-long drive for the ... More Information

Australia and New Zealand to host Auckland conference

Australia and New Zealand to host Auckland conferenceThe 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 8-10th March, 2011. The theme "Development in Underground ... More Information

City Tunnel opens in Malmo

City Tunnel opens in MalmoThe Malmo City Tunnel was officially opened last month by King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden. The 17 km-long project is the final section of the direct link between Denmark and ... More Information

Ras Adjir-Emsaad highway Libya award

Ras Adjir-Emsaad highway Libya awardAn Italian consortium of Anas SpA, Progetti Europa & Global SpA and Italsocotec SpA has won a EUR125.5 million deal for the Ras Adjir-Emsaad highway in Libya. ... More Information

The advantages of legacy

The advantages of legacyWelcome to a New Year in which the fittest have survived, and fortunes will be made out of the accelerating financial recovery. Our clients have applied their accumulated ... More Information

CBE laser tracker saves time, improves safety

CBE laser tracker saves time, improves safetyFrench group CBE has celebrated the New Year with the launch of the latest generation of its Faro Laser Tracker Ion for three-dimensional control of ... More Information

Second breakthrough at A Luoi hydro

Second breakthrough at A Luoi hydro On 27.12.2010 Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, the Cavico Corporation subsidiary based in Vietnam, broke through a second sub-tunnel at the A Luoi hydropower project. ... More Information

iPS recruiting senior staff for Indian tunnel project

iPS recruiting senior staff for Indian tunnel projectIn February, 2011 India is to start work on a four-year drill/blast tunnel using NATM techniques. iPS is currently recruiting a Tunnel ... More Information

Variante di Valico base tunnel completed

Variante di Valico base tunnel completed On 21.12.2010 the base tunnel on the Variante di Valico project between Florence and Bologna holed through. It is the largest highway tunnel in Italy with ... More Information

Long headrace for Song Bung 2 in Vietnam

Long headrace for Song Bung 2 in VietnamConstruction of the 100 MW Song Bung 2 hydro plant project in Quang Nam province has been awarded to Cavico. The contract includes surge tank, powerhouse and ... More Information

Herrenknecht delivers world's largest EPB

Herrenknecht delivers world's largest EPBThe 15.62 m-diameter EPB designed and manufactured by Herrenknecht at Schwanau has been accepted by the customer this week. It will now be partially ... More Information

2012 Symposium on tunnel safety for New York

2012 Symposium on tunnel safety for New YorkThe fifth ISTSS conference will take place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY on 14-16 March, 2012 with three days of presentations and exhibits. This ... More Information

Galong La tunnel holes through in Tibet

Galong La tunnel holes through in TibetThe 3.3 km-long Galong La tunnel holed through today, linking Tibet's remote Metok county with the outside world. The tunnel alignment passed through 11 major ... More Information

Second Sangaldam breakthrough

Second Sangaldam breakthroughWork is progressing well on the Katra-Qazigund section of the Kashmir railway, with the second tunnel breaking through at Sangaldam in the Ramban district of the valley. ... More Information

iPS recruits for tunnel project in India

iPS recruits for tunnel project in IndiaIn February, 2011 India is to start work on a four-year drill/blast tunnel using NATM techniques. iPS is currently recruiting a Tunnel Superintendent and ... More Information

UK high speed railway route published

UK high speed railway route publishedThe proposed route for HS2 high speed railway from London to Birmingham has been revealed to the British parliament by the Minister for Transport. More, ... More Information

Marathon Robbins TBM completes Pinglu

Marathon Robbins TBM completes PingluOn 14.11.2010 a veteran Robbins Double Shield completed one of the world's longest single-drive TBM tunnels, the 25.4 km Pinglu section of the Yellow River water ... More Information

Adfil Construction Fibres - leading through innovation

Adfil Construction Fibres - leading through innovationSpanning four decades, ADFIL Construction Fibres has been manufacturing and marketing an extensive range of innovative construction fibres. The ... More Information

Enjoy your festive season, if you can!

Enjoy your festive season, if you can!As the northern hemisphere grinds through the coldest seasonal weather for 30 years, we are conscious that some of our readers will be stuck in places where ... More Information

Zueblin and VMT join forces

Zueblin and VMT join forcesEd. Zueblin of Stuttgart and VMT of Bruchsal, Germany have established a joint venture company ITC Engineering GmbH to market efficient software systems for process data ... More Information

Frejus safety tunnel fully underway

Frejus safety tunnel fully underwayOn 30.11.2010 construction commenced at the Italian end of the Frejus safety tunnel under a contract with the consortium Itinera SpA/Razel SAS/Mattioda Pierino ... More Information

Underground Construction for London

Underground Construction for LondonThe 2011 underground construction conference and exhibition will be held in Central London on 29-30th June. It takes place at a time of unprecedented tunnelling ... More Information

Big Crossrail contracts awarded

Big Crossrail contracts awardedToday, in London, Crossrail has awarded the first of nearly 30 major jobs, comprising EUR1.48 billion of construction contracts for the main project tunnel drives and ... More Information

Auckland Victoria Park breaks through

Auckland Victoria Park breaks throughJust a year after mobilizing, contracting consortium V-Formation led by Fletcher Construction has broken through on the Victoria Park tunnel that will carry ... More Information

Advertiser support at tunnelbuilder

Advertiser support at tunnelbuilderIn publishing, editors sometimes lose sight of who is paying their wages. The buck usually comes from the advertisers, and stops with the publishers, with the ... More Information

iPS - powerful people

iPS - powerful peopleiPS, for 22 years a renowned supplier of personnel to the tunnelling industry, has taken on a new look. The new website www.ipspersonnel.com is now fully integrated with a ... More Information

Rio Tinto invests in mechanized techniques

Rio Tinto invests in mechanized techniquesRio Tinto is investing EUR7.4 million in a new centre for underground mine construction based at CEMI in Sudbury, Canada. The partnership with CEMI provides ... 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