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EuroTAP reports on safety compliance failures in road tunnels

EuroTAP reports on safety compliance failures in road tunnelsRecent inspection of 26 tunnels in 13 countries under the European Tunnel Assessment Programme has revealed that almost 40% missed the ... More Information

Boomer arrives in style

Boomer arrives in styleRefurbishment of the Linth-Limmern hydro station is setting new standards in equipment design and delivery. Construction will take 250 workers nearly five years to complete ... More Information

International tunnel forum at InnoTrans 2010

International tunnel forum at InnoTrans 2010The international tunnel forum takes place 22-23 September, 2010 at InnoTrans, the transport technology meeting in Messe Muenchen, parallel with product ... More Information

Recovery Act funds Doyle Drive replacement

Recovery Act funds Doyle Drive replacementExcavation started this week on the first of four tunnels forming part of the Doyle Drive Replacement Project on the southwest connection to the Golden Gate ... More Information

Aker Wirth inclined TBM for Switzerland

Aker Wirth inclined TBM for SwitzerlandThe Limmern access tunnel at Tierfehd in the Swiss canton of Glarus has a diameter of 8.03 m and will rise at a constant gradient of 24% from 800 m ASL to ... More Information

Limerick tunnel opens to traffic

Limerick tunnel opens to trafficThe Limerick southern bypass is now complete, and opened to traffic last week when the 900 m-long immersed tube tunnel beneath the River Shannon was inaugurated. The ... More Information

More Google translations for tunnelbuilder

More Google translations for tunnelbuilderSpanish, Italian and Chinese have been added to our range of Google translations of tunnelbuilder.com and Newsfeed, making a total of 10 languages now ... More Information

Putzmeister worldwide market presence

Putzmeister worldwide market presencePutzmeister supplies the construction, mining and tunnelling industries with concrete, mortar and solids pumps and high-pressure cleaners in systems developed, ... More Information

Toronto opts for foot tunnel to airport

Toronto opts for foot tunnel to airportToronto Port Authority will start work in 2011 on the EUR33.5 million pedestrian tunnel beneath the Western Channel linking the Western Gap ferry docks at the ... More Information

New Robbins support system working at Qinling

New Robbins support system working at QinlingThe 16.6 km-long West Qinling rail tunnels will pass nearly 1.5 km beneath the mountain peaks, necessitating a complete rethink of the TBM support ... More Information

Happy holidays to all our readers!

Happy holidays to all our readers!All at tunnelbuilder wish you a great holiday! This year, more than ever, you have earned it! The industry has survived the recession in great shape, a tribute to ... More Information

Swedvent introduces new quiet fans

Swedvent introduces new quiet fansA new generation of Swedvent ventilation fans and ducting for tunnel construction has been announced by the Swedish manufacturer. Design changes have resulted in ... More Information

Lucerne bypass in design

Lucerne bypass in designThe Federal Council recently added the Lucerne bypass project to Module 3 of its programme to improve capacity on the road network. The design will be studied in depth and ... More Information

Work starts on India's longest road tunnel

Work starts on India's longest road tunnelWork on India's 8.8 km-long Rohtang tunnel began end-June, 2010 with completion scheduled in 2015, a duration of 63 months. Ms/SMEC International Pvt Ltd ... More Information

Ourense-Vigo AV line project approved

Ourense-Vigo AV line project approvedOption 3 of the feasibility study for the 54.6 km Ourense-Vigo high-speed line has been approved in which an 18 km-long central tunnel will be required from the ... More Information

Sarria tunnel excavation completed

Sarria tunnel excavation completedThe 3,118 m-long Sarria tunnel on the 4.96 km Sarria de Ter-Sant Julia de Ramis subsection of the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway was completed on ... More Information

East Side Access moves ahead

East Side Access moves aheadA milestone on the long awaited East Side Access beneath the East River between Manhattan and Queens boroughs in New York was reached when a Robbins main beam TBM ... More Information

Specialized treatment plants from Fraccaroli & Balzan

Specialized treatment plants from Fraccaroli & Balzan For more than 40 years Italian manufacturer Fraccaroli & Balzan has been a world leader in providing wastewater treatment plants and mud ... More Information

New credit facility for Athens Metro extension

New credit facility for Athens Metro extensionOn 17.06.2010 Attiko Metro S.A. and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement covering a new credit facility of EUR150 million for design, ... More Information

Mühlhäuser launches customer-friendly website

Mühlhäuser launches customer-friendly websiteLong-time tunnelbuilder client Mühlhäuser has a new home page designed to provide information needed by customers in their project planning. Product ... More Information

NZ Transport Agency seeks registrants for Auckland job

NZ Transport Agency seeks registrants for Auckland jobRegistrations of interest are sought, at the latest by 21st July 2010, from suitably qualified and experienced consortia to deliver the design ... More Information

Book early for Hong Kong Tunnel Design & Construction conference!

Book early for Hong Kong Tunnel Design & Construction conference!Tunnel Design & Construction Northeast Asia takes place at Harbour Grand, Hong Kong 24-25 November, 2010. Register before 13 ... More Information

Largest Robbins TBM winning at Niagara

Largest Robbins TBM winning at NiagaraThe 14.4 m-diameter Robbins hardrock TBM is now two-thirds along the challenging alignment at Niagara, having broken a few records in between times. Contractor ... More Information

North American Tunneling show underway in Portland

North American Tunneling show underway in PortlandThe conference and exhibition organized by UCA of SME for Portland, Oregon started today at the Marriott Waterfront and will continue until ... More Information

New video detection management system from Traficon

New video detection management system from TraficonTraficon Flux collects traffic data, alarms and video images generated by video detectors in tunnels and on the open road, providing an interface ... More Information

First section of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link opens for World Cup

First section of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link opens for World Cup The first section of the 160 km/h Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, between Sandton Station and the OR Tambo International Airport in ... More Information

New heavy duty rock drills from Atlas Copco

New heavy duty rock drills from Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco has launched three heavy duty versions of its popular 1800-series hydraulic rock drill intended for face drilling in tough underground mining ... More Information

Breakthrough at Sellero tunnel on SS 42 in Brescia

Breakthrough at Sellero tunnel on SS 42 in BresciaSellero tunnel broke through on 18.06.2010 as part of the refurbishment work on the SS 42 Tonale-Mendola for the completion of the ... More Information

Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway

Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railwayOn 17.06.2010 the TBM Gerundi completed the first 480 m of the 3.6 km-long Girona section on the Madrid-Barcelona-French border high-speed railway. ... More Information

Tunnel Design & Construction Europe

Tunnel Design & Construction EuropeThe Tunnel Design & Construction Europe conference to be held in Zurich, Switzerland 25th-28th October 2010 will bring together international industry ... More Information

Tunnel Design & Construction Europe

Tunnel Design & Construction EuropeInternational conference scheduled for Zurich, Switzerland 25-28th October 2010. Early birds can register by 25th June 2010 and get up to EUR465 off standard ... More Information

Hits and misses

Hits and missesTen years ago, when Internet advertising was in its infancy and mega-hits were the order of the day, we started to see a variation between hits and visits. In short, hits were running ... More Information

EN12101-3 certification for large Flakt Woods JM axial fans

EN12101-3 certification for large Flakt Woods JM axial fansFlakt Woods has achieved EN12101-3 certification for 400 degrees C for 2 hours (F400) on its range of large axial fans up to 2.8 m-diameter ... More Information

Meet Babendererde Engineers at NAT in Portland

Meet Babendererde Engineers at NAT in Portland Babendererde Engineers is an independent engineering company specializing in underground tunneling. Together with the sister company in ... More Information

Normet increases production capacity in Finland

Normet increases production capacity in FinlandNormet has extended and modernized its factory at Iisalmi, Finland, signalling its recovery from the recent economic downturn in mining and tunnelling ... More Information

Herrenknecht giant EPB for Italy

Herrenknecht giant EPB for ItalyThe largest TBM ever built, a 15.55 m-diameter Herrenknecht EPB, will be used on the extension of the A1 highway between Bologna and Florence in 2011. Read the press ... 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