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BarChip fibre passes ten year milestone

BarChip fibre passes ten year milestoneBarChip is a highly engineered synthetic fibre produced by Elasto-Plastic Concrete (Europe) Ltd that has been developed to meet the toughest demands of the ... More Information

Singapore LTA awards two DTL2 stations to Sembawang

Singapore LTA awards two DTL2 stations to SembawangSembawang Engineers and Constructors, part of the Punj Lloyd group, has pocketed the EUR186 million contract for Botanic Gardens and Stevens ... More Information

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh Minister for Major Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah formally launched the drilling of the second tunnel of the Pula Subbaiah Veligonda project in ... More Information

GIA wins in small section Slovakian tunnel

GIA wins in small section Slovakian tunnelA complete line-up of GIA tunnelling equipment comprising two locomotives, four shuttle cars, and a crawler-mounted 9HR/B Haggloader were used by Skanska BS ... More Information

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra Pradesh

Robbins HP TBMs bore water tunnels in Andhra PradeshOn 24.06.2009 a 10.0 m High Performance (HP) Robbins Double Shield started to bore under the Nagarjuna Sagar National Park, the second tunnel of ... More Information

Simple wireless security

Simple wireless securityPrevention of unauthorised entry into tunnelling sites has never been more important to protect both personnel and equipment as well as the general public from site ... More Information

Zurich western bypass open to traffic

Zurich western bypass open to traffic The A3 western bypass in Zurich, including the Uetliberg Tunnel (2 x 4,430 m) and the Aescher tunnel (2,176 m, 2,142 m), opened to traffic on 04.05.2009. The ... More Information

Monte Grosso and Vispa tunnels open in Savona province

Monte Grosso and Vispa tunnels open in Savona provinceThe third lot of the ex SS 29 Colle di Cadibona bypass from km 133 to km 138.150, including the Big Mountain (1,480 m) and Vispa (480 m) ... More Information

BASF launches "Expanding Horizons" campaign for underground construction

BASF launches "Expanding Horizons" campaign for underground constructionAll underground solutions to be marketed under MEYCO brand. click here 25/09. More Information

Tunnel advance control system

Tunnel advance control systemOur good friend Uli Ramminger from tacs has issued his June, 2009 newsletter in time for RETC at Las Vegas, where he is exhibiting the latest tacs guidance equipment. To ... More Information

Modern tunnel guidance system

Modern tunnel guidance systemPPS guidance systems are designed specifically for TBMs and roadheaders, giving the operator all of the necessary information to keep his machine on course and to return ... More Information

Normet: Best year ever in 2008

Normet: Best year ever in 2008For Normet Group, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of mining and tunnelling machinery, 2008 was the best year in its history. Its turnover reached 107 million ... More Information

Early breakthrough at Gotthard base tunnel

Early breakthrough at Gotthard base tunnelThe TBM Gabi I started driving southwards from Erstfeld on 4.12.2007. Some eighteen months later, and half a year earlier than planned, it reached its ... More Information

New breakthrough in Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland

New breakthrough in Gotthard base tunnel in SwitzerlandThe TBM Gabi I started driving southwards from Erstfeld on December 4, 2007 and eighteen months later, and half a year earlier than planned, it ... More Information

Work begins on largest US mass transit project

Work begins on largest US mass transit project Work is scheduled to begin this month on the Mass Transit Tunnel to link New Jersey with New York. The DoT has committed $3 billion to the project over ... More Information

Metroul/Systra consortium awarded Romania Metro

Metroul/Systra consortium awarded Romania MetroThe EUR9.6 million construction supervision contract for Line 5 of Bucharest metro has been awarded to the Metroul/Systra consortium. Read ... More Information

World's longest tunnel page

World's longest tunnel pageOur old friends Gunnar Lotsberg and Eugenio Merzagora have been revising and updating WLTP, our companion website, and seem to have finally nailed every operating tunnel ... More Information

New Atlas Copco long hole rock drills

New Atlas Copco long hole rock drillsAtlas Copco has launched two new versions of its well-proven COP 1838 hydraulic rock drill for underground long hole drilling applications. Read more. More Information

Austria and Italy agree Brenner tunnel construction

Austria and Italy agree Brenner tunnel construction Last week, in Rome, the transport ministers of Austria and Italy signed a definitive agreement on the construction of the 56 km-long Brenner rail ... More Information

Surplus 6.44 m-diameter TBM for sale

Surplus 6.44 m-diameter TBM for saleA 2005 vintage MHI 6.44 m-diameter EPB that has tunnelled less than 3.2 km is available in the US for immediate sale, together with trailing gear and most ... More Information

Villa Vomano-Teramo section of A24 commissioned

Villa Vomano-Teramo section of A24 commissionedThe dualling of the Villa Vomano-Teramo section of Italy's A24 Tirrano-Adriatic highway, together with the 826 m-long Carestia tunnel, was completed on ... More Information

Austria reports progress

Austria reports progressOn 24.04.2009, the 13 m-diameter TBM completed the 3,470 m rock section of the twin-track of the 4.48 km-long Jenbach tunnel (lot H8) on Unterinntalbahn. Visit tunnelbuilder ... More Information

Success assured at RETC in Las Vegas

Success assured at RETC in Las VegasMore than 100 exhibitors are listed for the upcoming RETC conference taking place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 14-17th June, 2009. Included are numerous ... More Information

Lovat sells five TBMs to Sochi

Lovat sells five TBMs to SochiCanadian manufacturer Lovat is supplying five TBMs to the Sochi project on Russia's Black Sea coast to mine three service tunnels and two railway tunnels for use during ... More Information

World first - Herrenknecht EPB drives from Europe to Asia

World first - Herrenknecht EPB drives from Europe to AsiaGerman manufacturer Herrenknecht has reported the successful breakthrough of its 6.11 m-diameter EPB on the new 3.4 km-long Melen 7 water ... More Information

Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!

Recession recovery with tunnelbuilder.com!Going daily at tunnelbuilder.com has already increased our readership by 6% year on year, with an average of 921 professional tunnelling engineers now ... More Information

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete

Gautrain tunnels nearly complete Gautrain has reported that more than 90% of the 15 km tunnel along the 80 km link between Tshwane and the OR Tambo International Airport has been completed. The ... More Information

Indian deal for NFM Technologies

Indian deal for NFM TechnologiesNFM Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Indian company BEML to seal an exclusive strategic partnership with a view to becoming a principal supplier ... More Information

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metro

NFM Technologies EPBs for Beijing metroDuring July and August this year NFM Technologies will supply China Railway Construction (B12) with two 6.28 m-diameter EPBs for line 10 of the Beijing metro. ... More Information

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headrace

Robbins single shield TBM for Laos headraceItalian company CMC (Ravenna) will use a Robbins Single Shield TBM to construct the 5.5 km-long headrace tunnel for the Theun Hinboun expansion project on ... More Information

Recovery lessons (3)

Recovery lessons (3)Today, 28.04.2009, we are publishing the first tunnelling bid that has resulted directly from the measures announced by various governments to bring forward infrastructure ... More Information

Recovery lessons (2)

Recovery lessons (2)Improving road and tunnel safety in Italy The White Paper on transport policy in Italy requires a halving of road victims by 2010, as a result of which the automobile club ACI ... More Information

Work resumes on Cesana tunnel

Work resumes on Cesana tunnelItalian road agency ANAS has approved the technical variations needed to resume work at the 1,840 m-long Cesana tunnel on the SS 24 at Monginevro, in Turin province. ... More Information

Robit Rocktools at Intermat

Robit Rocktools at IntermatFinnish rock and ground tool supplier Robit is exhibiting the first models in its new NS casing advance system at this week's Intermat exhibition in Paris. NS stands for ... More Information

New factory and new products for Ilmeg

New factory and new products for IlmegIlmeg Products AB, the Swedish manufacturer of dust control systems for the rock excavation industry, has built a new factory to produce the newly developed ... More Information

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to sell hard rock TBM in unreserved Los Angeles auctionRitchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is selling a single shield 450 ft-long, hard ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Webuild starts work on €3 billion-worth of rail contracts

The 28.3km Taormina-Giampilieri section is also mostly in tunnels. Webuild will use three tunnel boring machines to excavate 25.2 kilometres of ... More Information

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling ramps up |

The second tunnel boring machine was recently launched on the scheme to extend the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario, ... More Information

Brisbane authorities unveil £5.6bn tunnel plans

An in depth study found that a new tunnel stretching from Bald Hills to Kedron could be up to six lanes wide and would connect with the airport ... More Information

J.W. White Contracting Leads Summer Tunnel's Major Restoration Project

The restoration of the Boston Summer Tunnel, which carries traffic ... The construction equipment J.W. White is using on the project includes a ... More Information

Record breaking TBM completes water tunnel in Texas

The US$206.7M (£170M) Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel project will provide ... The bored construction work was completed on the tunnel when the ... More Information

Kanpur Metro: Second Tunnel Boring Machine 'Tatya' Begins Tunneling

Gulermak - Sam India Builtwell commissioned tunnel boring machine S92 on Monday (8 August) at Bada Chauraha Station for the first 3.619 km ... More Information

Euro-asfalt picks up Hranjen Tunnel deal

According to media reports, the cost of construction has risen from €41.5 million to €102 million, mainly due to unexpected geological conditions... More Information

Five-year tunnelling project to take place in Bury as part of new £1.75bn water pipeline

Boring machines will cut through the earth and rock and spoil will be removed from behind the tunnelling machine and will be extracted in ... More Information

Construction of Hamburg heating tunnel kicks off

Construction of a new tunnel that will supply northern Hamburg, Germany, with heat from industrial waste started on August 4... More Information

Grand Paris Express to use ground freezing for new station connection tunnel

The two tunnels will pass under Avenue de Verdun to connect the new Line 15 South ... joint venture CAP group, which is led by Vinci Construction... More Information

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene

The next phase will start with construction of the tunnel's concrete liner. Once complete, the Mill Creek Tunnel will include 2 miles of 35-ft-dia ... More Information

India coastal road sets tunnel boring record

Larsen & Toubro, an India-based infrastructure development company, has announced that their Slurry Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has achieved a ... More Information

Siemens bags signaling and telecommunication contract for Kolkata Metro Line 3, 6

Chennai Metro to use 23 re fabricated Tunnel Boring Machines for its Phase 2 Project · RINA to prepare DPR for 37-km Sarjapur Road-Hebbal Metro ... More Information

HS2 reveals huge new tunnel at Euston station

Redesigning the tunnel to lower the carbon impact during construction – through reduced material and water use, a reduction in vehicle movements, ... More Information

14 Foot Tunnel Boring Machine Set for Wastewater Project

A new 380-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) measuring 14 feet 8 inches tall has arrived at a wastewater project in Alexandria, Virginia. More Information

MERET PRO SERIES - Emergency Rescue Team Bags & Accessories

The MERET Pro Series Bags have been designed to help Emergency Rescue Teams do their jobs and save lives. Utilising the strongest materials and adopting smart design techniques with ... More Information

_Incredible new pictures show inside tunnels

The huge Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. It started its journey at the tunnel's ... More Information

China's new mega tunnel will send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing

Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1400km open canal, ... said the total length of tunnels and canals under construction or planned for water ... More Information

Tideway pours roof for Albert Embankment shaft

Second tunnel boring machine launched for Stroud sewerage upgrade. Two tunnelling machines are now digging away on Severn Trent's £25M project… More Information

City Rail Link Tunnel Boring Machine breakthrough again at Mercury Lane

Our tunnel boring machine (TBM) is making great progress and today broke through at Karanga a Hape Station... More Information

REM's tunnel boring machine has reached Trudeau airport

The REM's tunnel boring machine has completed a 2.5-kilometre link from the Technoparc in St-Laurent to the underground area where the REM station ... More Information

Work begins on new section of Brenner Base Tunnel

... along with two 16.5km tunnels using two 10m-high tunnel-boring machines (TBMs). The contract also includes lining the tunnel walls and the ... More Information

HS2 offers tunnelling career trial in Warwickshire

Dorothy, BBV's first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM), launched from Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire in December. She will complete her first ... More Information

Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine

The latest TBM is enabled with technologies that adapt to small curves, reversing and passing intersections in hard rock tunnels. Previously, TBMs ... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing’s Post

Exciting news! We've just launched our dedicated YouTube channel. Follow our new channel and turn on notifications to be updated when we post a new video... More Information

N.J., N.Y. sign funding agreement on Gateway rail tunnel, bridge. Tunnel work could begin in 2023.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson ... More Information

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco-Spain Tunnel Project Updates

Construction of the Morocco-Spain tunnel is expected to commence in 2030. This is according to the Spanish research firm (SECEGSA). More Information

'Nana' And 'Tatya' Begin Work On Creating Underground Tunnels For Kanpur Metro

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil .. More Information

HRBT Summer 22 FINAL

Did you know the word ‘solstice’, is derived from the Latin word solstitium, meaning the time when the sun seemingly appears to stop moving at the minute the summer season arrives... More Information

Shipka Tunnel Project Implementation in Bulgaria Begins

The PSVT consortium was chosen for the Shipka Peak Tunnel project as part of the Gabrovo City bypass near Yantra ... Search for construction leads ... More Information

Bam to divest German tunnelling specialist

Dutch construction company Royal Bam Group has agreed to sell its German infrastructure business Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau to Zech Building... More Information

Contract awarded for Coffs Harbour Bypass design and construction

The Federal and New South Wales Governments have awarded the design and construction contract for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass. In a joint venture, Gamuda Australia and ... More Information

Breakthrough at First Koper-Divača Rail Track Tunnel

The first of the seven tunnels on route of the new railway linking the port town of Koper with the Divača railway junction was broken through on Monday with officials telling the ceremony ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company approved for tunnels to downtown Las Vegas

The Boring Company has just received approval from the City of Las Vegas, so that the Elon Musk-led company can extend its tunnel network ... More Information

First TBM in place for Metro Manila Subway

Tunnelling now due to start from Valenzuela City. Photo Credit: Philippines Department of Transportation. THE first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be ... More Information

Green light for the €1.5BN infrastructure project, Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, in Stockholm

The decision has now been made to start construction for Tvärförbindelse Södertörn, which will primarily relieve the current road 259 and Södra Länken. Together with Norrortsleden and ... More Information

Digging 32km of ‘Power Tunnels’ beneath London

Project director Gareth Burden lifts the lid on National Grid’s efforts to rewire London for the next 120 years by burying a 32.5km network asset beneath the capital... More Information

Construction of underwater Silk Tunnel in Iraq is on track - govt. official

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction had bagged the tunnel contract as part of a $2.7 billion deal with the Iraqi government General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), which also ... More Information

hyperTunnel’s growth backed by VINCI investment

hyperTunnel has received a financial investment from VINCI, a global leader in concessions, energy and construction businesses. The funds will be used for business expansion and to further ... More Information