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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

Winning combination of skills at SBT

Winning combination of skills at SBTThe SBT consortium was formed in 2001 to provide rental TBMs and all required support and assistance to projects throughout the world. It brought together ... More Information

Innovation rewarded at Aker Wirth

Innovation rewarded at Aker WirthCreative businesses with vision and an appreciation of pioneering ideas sometimes make it into the list of the top 100 most innovative midsize companies in Germany. ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information