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Breakthrough for Almendral tunnel

Breakthrough for Almendral tunnel On 07.04.2011 excavation was completed on the 1.1 km-long single-tube, twin track Almendral tunnel, the major feature of the 1.67 km-long Barranco de ... More Information

Girona II tunnel excavation started

Girona II tunnel excavation startedOn 06.04.2011 the TBM Gerunda started excavation of Girona II tunnel on the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed line. It will drive 1,565 m from the new ... More Information

Live bids sets record

Live bids sets recordMore than three dozen live bids are currently listed at tunnelbuilder, the largest number since this unique service was inaugurated three years ago. Live bids allows readers to ... More Information

Robbins EPB scores New Record in Zhengzhou

Robbins EPB scores New Record in ZhengzhouIn the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, soft ground tunnelling has made a speedy entrance. One of two 6.3 m-diameter Robbins EPBs at Zhengzhou metro Line 1 has ... More Information

Belgrade interceptor personnel contract renewed

Belgrade interceptor personnel contract renewediPS Personnel, who supplied a core of experienced tunnellers to assist in management and training at the Belgrade interceptor project in Serbia, have ... More Information

Espoo metro extension funded

Espoo metro extension funded On 01.04.2011 Lansimetro of Finland signed a 30 year loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to fund the EUR800 ... More Information

North-end excavation of Udaliatz underway

North-end excavation of Udaliatz underwayOn 18.03.2011 excavation started from the north end of the twin track Udalaitz tunnel on the Mondragon-Elorrio section on the new Vitoria-Bilbao-San ... More Information

Himalayan headrace excavation commenced

Himalayan headrace excavation commencedThe specially designed 6.18 m-diameter Seli DSU TBM has completed its first run in the Kishanganga tunnel project. The TBM, designed to bore through difficult ... More Information

Steel fixers and carpenters required

Steel fixers and carpenters requiredIPS has an urgent requirement for experienced and qualified construction workers for a two year contract in the south of England starting in two weeks time. If ... More Information

Bressanone ring road opening in South Tyrol

Bressanone ring road opening in South Tyrol On 16.04.2011 the first lot of the Bressanone and Varna ring road will be inaugurated, two days before its official opening to traffic. The new 4.7 ... More Information

Herrenknecht micros win in Warsaw

Herrenknecht micros win in WarsawA pair of Herrenknecht AVND micro machines has completed 16 difficult drives totalling 5.86 km for the new Warsaw wastewater treatment system. Pipe jacking up to 36 ... More Information

Intertunnel 2012 back in Turin

Intertunnel 2012 back in TurinWith two of the biggest cross-border tunnelling projects in the offing on the Lyon-Turin and Brenner lines, Italy is underpinning its position as Europe's ... More Information

RETC for San Francisco

RETC for San FranciscoThe biennial Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference takes place June 19-22nd, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. Field trips to New Irvington tunnel and ... More Information

Koralm tunnel gets underway

Koralm tunnel gets underwayOn 28.03.2011 government officials and provincial governors of Styria and Carinthia attended the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of lot KAT 1, a 20 km-long ... More Information

Daetwyler for reliable sealing systems

Daetwyler for reliable sealing systemsDaetwyler is a leading provider of engineered rubber profiles used in the sealing of tunnels, offering a wide range of reliable gaskets designed to match ... More Information

Shotcrete 2012 - call for papers

Shotcrete 2012 - call for papers The Shotcrete 2012 conference and exhibition is scheduled for the Alpbach Conference Centre, Tyrol, Austria from 12.01.2012 to 13.01.2012. Main language will be ... More Information

Herrenknecht celebrates Gotthard completion

Herrenknecht celebrates Gotthard completionWhen 9.43 m-diameter Herrenknecht gripper TBM Heidi mined the last few metres of rock in the west tube of the Gotthard base tunnel between Faido and ... More Information

Fastest marine rail tunnel

Fastest marine rail tunnel The 10.8 km-long Shiziyang tunnel crossing the Pearl River estuary in south China's Guangdong province is designed for trains travelling at 350 km/h. Apart from being the ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield sees the light in Sochi

Robbins Double Shield sees the light in SochiIn early March 2011, the 6.2 m-diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM crossed the finish line in Sochi, Russia. The machine completed a 4.5 km-long section ... More Information

BASF expands in Norway

BASF expands in NorwayBASF is investing EUR1 million in a new production plant for alkali-free accelerators at Granerud, Norway. The product, launched in 2010, increases the early strength of the ... More Information

Job opportunities in Central America

Job opportunities in Central AmericaiPS has the following vacancies in Central America for a highway construction project using drill/blast techniques. Contract duration is expected to be a minimum ... More Information

Gotthard base tunnel final breakthrough

Gotthard base tunnel final breakthroughOn 23.03.2011 at 12.20 pm miners excavated the last few metres of rock in the west tube of the Gotthard base tunnel between Faido and Sedrun. Coming some five ... More Information

Geodata - turning data into information

Geodata - turning data into informationThe GEODATA group supplies integrated, IT-based solutions and services for monitoring, engineering surveying and information technology. Backed by 20 years of ... More Information

Extension of line B of Lyon metro

Extension of line B of Lyon metroOn 02.03.2011 Herrenknecht TBM Agata entered the future Oullins station of the extension of Line B of Lyon metro. The event signalled completion of excavation of the ... More Information

Excavation starts on Avraysa tunnel beneath Bosphorus

Excavation starts on Avraysa tunnel beneath Bosphorus On 26.02.2011 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the 5.4 km-long, double-deck Avraysa tunnel ... More Information

Fiasco breakthrough in Calabria

Fiasco breakthrough in CalabriaOn 23.02.2011 tunnelling subcontractor Cipa SpA broke through in the Fiasco road tunnel (521 m, 482 m), lot DG21 on the SS106 Jonica in Calabria, Italy bringing the ... More Information

New Tyne road tunnel opens in north England

New Tyne road tunnel opens in north England The 1.5 km-long second Tyne road tunnel opened to traffic on 25.02.2011 after nearly three years work. The new tunnel will initially have one lane of ... More Information

Chamartín-Atocha rail tunnel through

Chamartín-Atocha rail tunnel throughDuring February 2011 the 7.3 km-long trans-Madrid railway tunnel linking the stations of Atocha and Chamartin broke through. The tunnel is 45 m below the ... More Information

SEBHSA launches new shotcrete pump

SEBHSA launches new shotcrete pumpFor nearly four decades Sociedad Española de Bombas de Hormigón S.A. (SEBHSA) has manufactured all kinds of concrete pumps with its own technology, and ... More Information

Elche rail tunnel excavation complete

Elche rail tunnel excavation complete Excavation of the 1,288 m-long Elche tunnel, of which 255 m was cut/cover, was completed on 24.02.2011. The tunnel is on the El Carrus-Elche section of the ... More Information

SMOPYC 2011 in Zaragoza

SMOPYC 2011 in ZaragozaThis important international show of public works, construction and mining equipment takes place in sunny Zaragoza in northern Spain from 5-9th April, 2011. SMOPYC has ... More Information

Fiscal-Balopur tunnel refurbishment approved

Fiscal-Balopur tunnel refurbishment approved The provisional plan for the improvement of the Fiscal-Balupor tunnel section of the N-260, Pyrenean axis, in the Spanish province of Huesca has received ... More Information

Samoter at Verona in March

Samoter at Verona in MarchThe 28th edition of Samoter at Verona from March 2-6, 2011 will welcome the best Italian and international brands in the following sectors: earth moving, concrete, road ... More Information

New section of Torino metro Line1 opens

New section of Torino metro Line1 opensConstruction of six new stations on the new 3.7 km underground section of the metro Line 1 was completed mid-January, 2011. These are at Marconi, Nizza, Dante, ... More Information

Registration still open for Auckland conference

Registration still open for Auckland conferenceThere are just two weeks to go until the 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference in Auckland, New Zealand on 8-10th March, 2011. The theme "Development ... More Information

MRS Underground Intelligence

MRS Underground IntelligenceFor 25 years, MRS has provided the tunnelling industry with advanced custom designed engineered communications and safety solutions. These are designed and implemented to ... 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