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Big 5 PMV exhibition in Dubai

Big 5 PMV exhibition in DubaiThe fourth edition of the Big 5 PMV construction machinery show takes place in Dubai from November 22-25, 2010. For the first time, visitors will be able to travel to ... More Information

Oshlid road tunnel opens to Iceland traffic

Oshlid road tunnel opens to Iceland trafficThe 5,435 m-long single-tube, two-lane Oshlid (or Bolungarvikur) tunnel opened to traffic on 25.10.2010. Original plans were to place the tunnel nearer the ... More Information

Srisailam project hits the brakes

Srisailam project hits the brakesIndia's three-decades-old Srisailam Left Bank Canal project SLBC, previously known as the AMR project, has stalled due to reported non-payment of contractors. The ... More Information

Marketing agent required for North America

Marketing agent required for North AmericaEin Shemer Rubber Industries is seeking a representative for marketing rubber sealing gaskets to the North American tunnel construction industry. For ... More Information

Progress at Hallandsas rail tunnel

Progress at Hallandsas rail tunnelSeventeen years since the first abortive start on the 8.6 km-long Hallandsas rail tunnel the first tube between Forslov in the south and Bastad in the north finally ... More Information

New small Boomer from Atlas Copco

New small Boomer from Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco has launched the Boomer T1 D for narrow tunnels and mines. The machine has a Tier 3 diesel engine and an impressive array of features including improved ... More Information

Austrian Tunnelday

Austrian Tunnelday October 6-9 next week sees the 59th Geomechanics Colloquy in Salzburg, Austria, which features the annual Austrian Tunnelday. A major topic will be NATM: its design, contract ... More Information

Line 3 for Bilbao metro

Line 3 for Bilbao metroCurrently Bilbao Metro has 40.61 km of rail tracks, with 38 stations of which 22 are underground. Line 1 and Line 2 serve the city centre and the Greater Bilbao area. The new ... More Information

Southern section of Prague ring motorway opens

Southern section of Prague ring motorway opens On 20.09.2010 the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD) opened the 23 km-long southern part of the Prague ring road. The section ... More Information

Bilbao Metro Line 3 Txurdinaga-Casco Viejo alignment

Bilbao Metro Line 3 Txurdinaga-Casco Viejo alignmentFrom the beginning of the stretch (km 3+400 to km.4+350) the design consists of a double-track tunnel 950 m long of 58 m2 in cross section. In the ... More Information

Line 3 for Bilbao metro

Line 3 for Bilbao metro The Txurdinaga-Casco Vejo section of Bilbao metro Line 3 More Information

Four tenders closing this week

Four tenders closing this weekAt this time of year, when tenders are thin on the ground as the system recovers from the northern hemisphere holiday season, every little counts. Our Live Bids section ... More Information

Innotrans 2010 opens in Berlin

Innotrans 2010 opens in BerlinToday sees the opening of the largest rail transport technology show to be held in Berlin. Innotrans 2010 features 2,242 exhibitors from 45 countries, and takes up the ... More Information

STUVA praise for transport tunnels

STUVA praise for transport tunnelsDr Roland Leucker, head of STUVA, observed at the opening press conference at Innotrans in Berlin that tunnels help to relieve the volume of traffic and improve the ... More Information

TAM and Normet acquire total control of TAM India

TAM and Normet acquire total control of TAM IndiaNormet and TAM have taken a further step towards their goal of total solutions provider for the construction sector by acquiring the remaining 50% of ... More Information

International Tunnelling Awards deadline extended

International Tunnelling Awards deadline extendedThe inaugural international tunnelling awards presentations take place in London on Wednesday, 8th December, 2010. Nominations are invited in ... More Information

Robbins enters slurry TBM market in China

Robbins enters slurry TBM market in ChinaThe Robbins Company will supply a 6.26 m-diameter slurry TBM to excavate the 2.7 km-long Zhanjiang Bay cross-sea tunnel that will carry fresh water to the ... More Information

Experienced TBM Operators and TBM Electricians urgently required

Experienced TBM Operators and TBM Electricians urgently required IPS is seeking experienced TBM Operators and TBM electricians for new contracts in Europe, starting as soon as possible. Contact ... More Information

Global Tunnel Conference-China 2010

Global Tunnel Conference-China 2010November 17-18 sees the Global Tunnel Conference-China event revisiting Beijing. The conference theme is based on new technologies, new equipment and new methods ... More Information

ES Rubber Industries for tailor-made sealing solutions

ES Rubber Industries for tailor-made sealing solutions ES Rubber offers the tunnelling industry tailor-made gasket solutions adjusted to specific projects. Together with Dr Werner Grabe with more ... More Information

Singapore Downtown alignment fixed

Singapore Downtown alignment fixedThe alignment of the third stage of the Downtown line connecting eastern suburbs of Singapore to Marina Bay has been revealed as 2 km longer than expected. The new ... More Information

Atkins to acquire PBSJ Corporation

Atkins to acquire PBSJ CorporationWS Atkins, the 11th largest design firm in the world, is to acquire PBSJ Corporation in an all-cash transaction, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. ... More Information

2010 TBM conference in London

2010 TBM conference in LondonThe TBM conference takes place on 28-29th October, 2010 at One Great George Street in the centre of London. An international team of prominent experts will discuss ... More Information

Crossrail qualification shortlists announced

Crossrail qualification shortlists announcedFor Contract 315, Connaught Tunnel, Crossrail has short-listed Vinci Construction, Hochtief-Murphy JV, BAM Nuttall, and VolkerFitzpatrick Barhale JV. For ... More Information

Thu Thiem immersed section complete

Thu Thiem immersed section completeObayashi has completed the immersed tube section of the 1.49 km-long Thu Thiem tunnel beneath the Saigon river on the east-west highway in Ho Chi Minh City. Each ... More Information

Chile mine rescue hole underway

Chile mine rescue hole underwayA Strata 950 raise borer capable of reaming up to 6 m-diameter holes over lengths of up to 1 km is drilling a 38 cm-diameter pilot hole some 702 m to a safe holing ... More Information

Melbourne desalination ant tunnels underway

Melbourne desalination plant tunnels underwayTwo Herrenknecht 4.8 m-diameter TBMs equipped with VMT guidance systems are at work on the fourth, and largest, desalination plant to be built in ... More Information

Normet global spares depot opens in Netherlands

Normet global spares depot opens in NetherlandsNormet Life Time Care has opened its global distribution centre for spare parts in Maarssen, The Netherlands with the objective of speeding deliveries ... More Information

City of Austin pre-bid meeting

City of Austin pre-bid meetingAll companies interested in bidding on the Waller Creek flood control tunnel and shafts project are invited to attend a vendor conference at 10.30h on 22.09.2010 in ... More Information

Shetlands tunnel manager appointment

Shetlands tunnel manager appointmentThe Shetland Islands Council in the north of Scotland is appointing a senior manager to oversee plans for four subsea tunnels over the next 20 years. The islands ... More Information

Sruwaddacon Bay tunnel alignment moved

Sruwaddacon Bay tunnel alignment movedShell has realigned the route of the proposed Corrib gas pipeline in County Mayo in order to avoid homes in the locality, and will reduce the gas pressure in ... More Information

Thames Water invites qualification

Thames Water invites qualificationThames Water Utilities Ltd is inviting organizations to qualify for its UK construction, operational and service registers, which form the basis for contract awards ... More Information

Tunnel Design & Construction comes to Switzerland

Tunnel Design & Construction comes to SwitzerlandThe inaugural Tunnel Design & Construction Europe conference tales place at the Crowne Plaza Zurich on October 25-28, 2010 following ... More Information

Catalogue of notable tunnel failures

Catalogue of notable tunnel failuresThe Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong SAR has updated its comprehensive catalogue of reported tunnel failures between 1964 and end-2008. ... More Information

Rosedale outfall commissioned

Rosedale outfall commissionedMcConnell Dowell contractors have commissioned the 3 km-long wastewater tunnel from Rosedale WWT plant to Wairangi Bay in Auckland, NZ. The 3.3 m-diameter Lovat RME131SE ... More Information

TBM tunnelling underway at Brisbane Airport Link

TBM tunnelling underway at Brisbane Airport LinkBoth Herrenknecht 12.45 m-diameter EPBs are now underway at the Airport Link tunnels in Brisbane, Australia. Starting from Clayfield in a westerly ... 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