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Robbins TBMs underway at Pahang-Selangor

Robbins TBMs underway at Pahang-SelangorThree Robbins 5.2 m-diameter high performance main beam TBMs are being deployed to drive the tunnels of the Pahang-Selangor project that will provide water ... More Information

Shaft construction for Barcelona TBM

Shaft construction for Barcelona TBM On 01.02.2011 construction of the 25.3 m-long, 17.4 m-wide, 26.8 m-deep TBM exit shaft began at the intersection of routes Entenca and Provenca street in ... More Information

Blanka tunnel breakthrough in Prague

Blanka tunnel breakthrough in PragueThe final blast took place on 13.01.2011 in the north tube of the Blanka tunnel between Letna and Troja. The tunnel passes under the junction of Korunní and Jana ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

Brenner Base Tunnel | First 1km of tunnelling complete on £560M Innsbruck section

It will also see 38 cross passages with a total length of 2.3km constructed. The work is being carried out by a consortium featuring WeBuild, CSC ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

Prague completes tunnel for first section of future metro D line

The city has reached a significant milestone in construction for the latest metro line, which is on schedule with the completion of its first ... More Information

The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive ... More Information

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry and Tunnelling

The construction industry is undergoing a transformative revolution, and at the forefront of this change is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. Among the various ... More Information

Watch: Putting in the final piece of tunnel road deck at the West Gate Tunnel Project

The two tunnel boring machines charged with the job of building the twin West Gate Tunnels have been completely dismantled and all of the underground roadway installed in the next big ... More Information

Sydney Segments

A total of 216,000 precast concrete tunnel segments, each weighing approximately 3.8 tonnes (similar in weight to a small pickup truck!), are being installed to line the Sydney Metro West ... More Information

Submit your own name idea for San Jose's BART extension tunneling machine

Until Nov. 26, The Mercury News is accepting submissions to name San Jose's BART extension tunneling boring machine, or TBM, which will be carving out ... More Information

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction ... More Information

NE Link - Watch a flyover of our tunnel sites

We’re building Victoria’s longest twin road tunnels with a design that focuses on protecting homes and sensitive environmental areas, including the Yarra River. In response to community ... More Information

Expression of Interest open for Borumba Project’s largest exploratory works package

Queensland Hydro is taking a major step forward with the release of an Expression of Interest for contractors looking to be involved in the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Elsie Breakthrough at Oak-VGH

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Elsie arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Elsie completed her breakthrough just after 10 am on October 28, 2023... More Information

L&T Records First Tunnel Breakthrough for Delhi Metro Silver Line

This accomplishment was made possible by L&T's CRCHI Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) DZ1122, which successfully built a 1267-meter- ... More Information

Contractor sought for Borumba Dam exploratory tunnel works

The funding will also support construction, subject to the project receiving all necessary approvals. The recent call for EOIs is linked to a tunnel ... More Information

Final breakthrough HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

After completing the final journey from Kings Avenue to Eltham for the final breakthrough which completed the 32.5km of tunnel, the 4th and final TBM has been safely removed from the shaft ... More Information

Mumbai Metro Line 7A To Reduce Travel Time To International Airport By 30-60 Minutes

Mumbai: The installation of a second tunnel boring machine (TBM) on Metro Line 7A, also known as the Red Line, has brought Mumbaikars' dream of ... More Information

Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024... More Information

First of two tunnel-boring machines breaks ground at future Oak-VGH Station

VANCOUVER — The first of two tunnel-boring machines on the Broadway Subway Project has broken through at the future Oak-VGH Station. Named Phyllis, the machine has reached the fourth of ... More Information

Dubai Metro expansion: RTA plans new 30km, multi-billion dollar Blue Line

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has reached out to contractors for their interest in a significant infrastructure development. In a notice seen by Arabian Business, the RTA ... More Information

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs)

We’re preparing to build Victoria’s longest road tunnels. When complete, the North East Link Tunnels will take 15,000 trucks off local roads every day and reduce travel times by up to 35 ... More Information

Unlocking Growth Opportunities: Norway's 2023-2024 Infrastructure Investments - Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for rv.13

Nye Veier has sent out its first competition for the improvement of national highway 13. Work can start in the autumn of 2024. In the rapidly evolving landscape of global construction and ... More Information

Milestone reached on Woodsmith's mineral transport system shaft

... tunnel had reached 24km in length. The MTS tunnel is being constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). There was a planned maintenance pause ... More Information

What does The Boring Company do? A closer look at Elon Musk's USD 7 billion worth venture

They began using standard tunnel boring equipment, but have subsequently developed their own ground-breaking technology. The Prufrock machine ... More Information

How we use freezing temperatures to create new tunnel passages

The innovative and sustainable process of ground freezing has rarely been used in the UK, until now. Our experts from ZÜBLIN are using this process in the ground treatment of cross ... More Information

Trelleborg Supplying Sealing Systems For Iraq Tunnel Project

... Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project. ... tunnel being constructed in the Middle East. It says that Trelleborg's ... More Information

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section

The second option was to build a two-way tunnel of Rs 24 billion, 1.2 km crossing the Koteshwar Chowk. The third option involved the construction ... More Information

Investigation finds no pollution to environment from Chiltern 'sinkhole'

... tunnels in May of this year. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Florence and Cecilia were excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath ... More Information

National Grid launches consultation on planned Grain to Tilbury infrastructure upgrades

The Grain to Tilbury project will see the replacement of the existing Thames Cable Tunnel, linking Tilbury and Gravesend, alongside the delivery of a new headhouse at each end of the ... More Information

Gateway Tunnel Project begins construction

It has been talked about for decades and the shovels are finally ready... More Information

Secondary lining finished in eastern section of the super sewer project

The team behind London’s new super sewer are another step closer to delivering the tunnel following the completion of the final section of secondary lining. Tideway’s tunnel boring ... More Information

Broadway Subway TBM Phyllis Breakthrough at Oak-VGH October 12, 2023

Video clip of Tunnel Boring Machine Phyllis arriving at Oak-VGH Station. TBM Phyllis completed her breakthrough just after 9:30 pm on October 12, 2023... More Information

€540m contract awarded for Montcada i Reixac tunnel project

ACTING through national infrastructure manager Adif, Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda (Mitma) has awarded a joint venture of Comsa, FCC and Ferrovial a €540.4m ... More Information

AmcoGiffen signs partnership deal with tunnelling start-up hyperTunnel

hyperTunnel co-CEO Steve Jordan said:“Construction and maintenance companies are consumed day-to-day with delivering against contracts on tight ... More Information

Trapped Toronto boring machine finally freed after 19 months

See trapped boring machine being removed from under Old Mill Drive in Etobicoke on 11 Oct. The rear section of a micro tunnel boring machine, finally ... More Information

Group mulls creation of 'underground tunnels' vs intense EDSA floods

... consider the construction of "underground storm drainage tunnels" as a permanent solution to Metro Manila floods, particularly along EDSA. More Information

National Highways completes road, tunnel and viaduct works as part of ongoing A27 upgrades

Transport for the South East has previously mooted the construction of “the longest road tunnel in the UK” – around 5km long and costing £2bn – along ... More Information

Tory conference latest: HS2 row dominates agenda as No10 insists ‘no final decision made’

Monday's Conservative Party Conference was overshadowed by news that the government may be scrapping the Manchester leg of the high-speed railway - the news coming as the Tories held their ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing - 2023 in review, so far

From our Development Consent Order examination starting and the launch of our first sustainability report, to our parliamentary reception and hearing stories from Dartford, read on for our ... More Information

$583M stormwater tunnel complete in DC

The tunnel is part of the Clean Rivers Project, which stems from a lawsuit that environmental groups filed in 2000 against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for allowing ... More Information