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CIFA for construction equipment

CIFA for construction equipmentHeavy investment in research, development and product quality has enhanced CIFA know-how and experience, creating a solid foundation for customers in the worldwide ... More Information

BASF MEYCO team for Crossrail

BASF MEYCO team for CrossrailThe MEYCO UK tunnel team is being doubled in size to support London's Crossrail project, where the company is supplying a whole range of solutions for sprayed concrete, ... More Information

Coentunnel elements readied for Amsterdam

Coentunnel elements readied for Amsterdam Four completed tunnel elements occupy the construction dock on the old Maas at Barendrecht, each 178 m-long x 26 m-wide. They will be individually towed by ... More Information

Central Pyrenees rail crossing invitation

Central Pyrenees rail crossing invitationCommunauté de Travail des Pyrénées (CTP) has published a second invitation, deadline 03.05.2011, requesting proposals for the rail crossing through the ... More Information

Viatec road construction and infrastructure maintenance show

Viatec road construction and infrastructure maintenance showFrom 17th to 20th March 2011 in Bolzano Exposition Centre the 7th trade show for road construction and infrastructural planning in the ... More Information

Perpignan-Figueres cross-border rail link opens

Perpignan-Figueres cross-border rail link opens On 27.01.2011 the 44.4 km Perpignan-Figueras railway section was inaugurated between France and Spain, including the new 8 km-long bi-tube Perthus ... More Information

Daetwyler for reliable sealing systems

Daetwyler for reliable sealing systemsDaetwyler is a leading provider of innovative, custom-designed solutions for sealing in high quality applications in the tunnelling industry, offering a wide ... More Information

Tendering process resumes for Alpine tunnels

Tendering process resumes for Alpine tunnels The Intergovernmental Committee for the improvement of the links in the Southern Alps (CIG) held on 31.01.2011 in Paris has unlocked the tender ... More Information

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

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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