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Vital BASF and MEYCO contributions at Gotthard

Vital BASF and MEYCO contributions at GotthardAt the Gotthard base tunnel, which holed out on 15.10.2010 as the world's longest rail tunnel, BASF supplied concrete admixtures for around 20 km of the ... More Information

Ross Dimmock joins TAM-Normet

Ross Dimmock joins TAM-NormetInternationally-recognized as an expert on sprayed concrete tunnelling design, Ross Dimmock has taken up an appointment as regional director of TAM International group. ... More Information

Gotthard breaks through as longest rail tunnel

Gotthard breaks through as longest rail tunnelThe 57 km-long Gotthard base tunnel, first suggested in 1947 by Basel engineer Carl Eduard Gruner, broke through at 14.20 local time on 15.10.2010. It ... More Information

Tunnel Design and Construction

Tunnel Design and ConstructionThe northeast Asia presentation of this popular international event takes place in Hong Kong 24/25 November, 2010. Focus is on best practice strategies for cost ... More Information

Deepest rescue shaft ever drilled

Deepest rescue shaft ever drilledAfter 33 days drilling, on 09.10.2010, a Schramm T130XD (Layne Christensen www.laynechristensen.com/Boyles Bros Geotec www.geotec.cl, US/Chile) top head rig ... More Information

Expomatec 2011 for Madrid

Expomatec 2011 for MadridExpomatec is designed as a meeting point for supply and demand within the civil works, mining machinery and infrastructure sectors, focussing on boosting exhibitor ... More Information

PPS guidance system for Limmern

PPS guidance system for LimmernThe 8.03 m-diameter, 24% gradient Limmern access tunnel at Tierfehd in the Swiss canton of Glarus poses a challenge for both the Aker Wirth TBM and its PPS guidance ... More Information

Suruc water tunnel starts in Turkey

Suruc water tunnel starts in TurkeyThis month the 7.83 m-diameter SELI TBM Double Shield will start excavation of the 17.2 km Suruc water tunnel in Southern Turkey. Tunnel elevation is at an ... More Information

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

Tunnelling News

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

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information

Kalpataru Projects International bags orders worth Rs 3244 crore

TBM (tunnel boring machine) tunnelling scope. Advt. According to a statement, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd (KPIL) along with its joint ... More Information

UK's HS2 High-speed Rail Nears $6B Fit-out Phase

... tunnels. Under the Chiltern Hills, around 25 miles from London, two tunnel boring machines have completed 90% of the project's longest drives, of ... More Information

Akron gets approval for smaller Northside Interceptor Tunnel, but more work planned

He said the tunnel boring machine, which must be custom-built, has been put on order. "We had to bid this project by a certain date," he said ... More Information

Shimla introduces modern tunnel

Shimla, the picturesque capital of Himachal Pradesh, has unveiled a state-of-the-art tunnel, replacing a historic passage that served for 171 ... More Information

Launch of work for India's first undersea tunnel milestone in 2023 for bullet train project

... construction, the statement said. Civil works for stations have started along with works on Surat and Sabarmati high-speed rail depots. The ... More Information

Shimla's Sanjauli-Dhalli Tunnel Is Now Open; 26 More Tunnel Projects for the Himalayan Region

For enhanced connectivity and safer infrastructure, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the newly constructed ... More Information

Construction firms sign $174M contract to work on Howard Street Tunnel improvement project

Swedish company Skanska and Illinois-based Fay Construction Co. have signed a $174 million contract with CSX Transportation for the Howard Street ... More Information

Sub sea tunnel opening in the Faroe Island

The Sandoyatunnel was opened for the public. The tunnel is the last of the two tunnels in the Eysturoy - Sandoy project. Each of the tunnels are around 11 km in length and the project is a ... More Information

Waterfront Tunnel

Today, the Waterfront Tunnel stretches from AlexRenew to the end of King Street, over 150 feet below the Potomac riverbed. Only a few more blocks to go in her 2-mile-long, waterway-saving ... More Information

Mechanical Earthworm: The Wonders of the TBM in Action

Welcome back to another installment in our series on the Ritom Power Plant refurbishment. Today, we delve into how the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project operates. ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project

Follow HRBT Expansion Project Director, Ryan Banas for the Fall 2023 Project Tour Video as he takes us on an inside look at progress, plans, and construction updates across the corridor... More Information

Tunnels and Underground Works for Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

The NSW ATS invites all members, non-members and students to participate in this captivating hybrid (in person and webinar) panel discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities for ... More Information