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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

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

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

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

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

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information