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Success at Brightwater conveyance tunnel in Seattle, WA

Success at Brightwater conveyance tunnel in Seattle, WAThe JV JCT (Jay Dee Contractors/Frank Coluccio Construction/Taisei Corporation) has announced that their EPB TBM is stopped just short of the ... More Information

Cooling the Tube in London

Cooling the Tube in LondonFlakt Woods has been commissioned to produce a mix of bespoke ventilation products to help improve the airflow on station concourses and in tunnels on the London Tube. For ... More Information

See you at Intertunnel in Torino!

See you at Intertunnel in Torino!The tunnelbuilder team will be at Intertunnel in Torino, Italy on June 8-10 this week, so look out for us! We will be visiting our clients to ensure they are getting ... More Information

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2010

Swiss Tunnel Congress 2010 The Swiss Tunnel Society (STS) is hosting the Swiss Tunnel Congress in the Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre from June 9-11, 2010. With nearly 800 registrations, just ... More Information

Paiesco tunnel on SS337 in Val Vigezzo opens

Paiesco tunnel on SS337 in Val Vigezzo opens The new single-bore 1,431 m-long, 9% gradient Paiesco tunnel opened on ... More Information

Final launch at B1 metro in Rome

Final launch at B1 metro in Rome On 26.05.2010, the 9.8 m-diameter EPB launched on construction of the Conca d'Oro-Jonio section, a single tube tunnel for the B1 metro line in Rome. Preparatory ... More Information

Refurbishment plans for Swiss road tunnels

Refurbishment plans for Swiss road tunnelsIn 2008 a survey by ASTRA, the Federal Roads Office, revealed that 126 of the 220 national road tunnels in Switzerland are not fully compliant with the ... More Information

Curved microtunnel success in United States

Curved microtunnel success in United StatesOn 19.05.2010 contractor Northeast Remsco Construction completed the first planned curved microtunnel in the US at Hartford, CT as part of the USD1.6 ... More Information

Stop-go in US

Stop-go in USNewspapers in the US are reporting that the Seattle tunnel will take a year longer than expected, due to long lead times on TBM delivery. End-2016 now seems to be the likely completion ... More Information

First Expomatec for Madrid in 2011

First Expomatec for Madrid in 2011The first of a series of triennial business conferences and exhibitions is scheduled for Ifema, Madrid from 17-20 May, 2011. Organised by Ifema and Grupo TPI, ... More Information

Robbins EPB claims record at Chengdu

Robbins EPB claims record at ChengduA 6.26 m-diameter Robbins EPB has achieved daily rates of 24 m in the alluvium of Chengdu metro in China, setting a record amongst the 12 machines working on the ... More Information

Google newsfeed comes to tunnelbuilder

Google newsfeed comes to tunnelbuilderTo complement our daily updates dealing with contract news, bids and awards, we have introduced a Google newsfeed which culls the best of the daily newspaper ... More Information

Work starts on Perca by-pass in Tirol

Work starts on Perca by-pass in TirolGeological investigation for the new Perca bypass on SS 49 Val Pusteria started on 19.05.2010. The project, awarded to JV Ing Mario Valdemarin (Bressanone), ... More Information

News from Turin-Lyon AV railways

News from Turin-Lyon AV railwaysThe preliminary design for the new Lyon-Turin rail link, including environmental impact study and cost analysis, is scheduled for the end of June, 2010. Click here. ... More Information

Work starts on Merano bypass in Tyrol

Work starts on Merano bypass in TyrolWork started on 14.05.2010 on Lot 1 of Merano northwest bypass between Lagundo and FS station interchanges. The JV PAC Spa (Bz), Consorzio stabile costruttori ... More Information

Inauguration of SS125 Orientale Sarda

Inauguration of SS125 Orientale SardaOn 25.05.2010 Lot 1, section Terra Mala-CapoBoi of the new SS125 Orientale Sarda, km 5,985 to km 14,765 will be opened. The 8,780 m-long section includes four ... More Information

Kishanganga TBM handed over

Kishanganga TBM handed overOn 13.05.2010 Italian manufacturer SELI handed over a specially designed 400 t DSU TBM to main contractor Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) to bore the Kishanganga ... More Information

Tunnelling on Andora-San Lorenzo section of Genoa-Ventimiglia line

Tunnelling on Andora-San Lorenzo section of Genoa-Ventimiglia lineOn 07.05.2010 in tunnelling was completed at the 3,054 m-long Bardellini tunnel at Caramagna on the Ventimiglia side of the new ... More Information

Taiwan to upgrade coastal highway

Taiwan to upgrade coastal highwayTaiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development has approved a EUR985 million plan to upgrade the Suhua Highway, linking Yilan County and Hualien City, also ... More Information

MineArc meeting in China

MineArc meeting in ChinaAustralian manufacturer of refuges for tunnels and mines is meeting a Chinese delegation to discuss and agree trials with 11 selected underground locations. Read the full ... More Information

Lilienberg road tunnel opens in Austria

Lilienberg road tunnel opens in AustriaThe 1,134 m-long x 92 sq m section Lilienberg tunnel in Carinthia opened to traffic on 22.04.2010. The EUR22 million tunnel, excavated using NATM techniques, ... More Information

Breakthrough at Strafelter

Breakthrough at StrafelterThe first tube of Strafelter tunnel on the Route du Nord A7 motorway between Luxembourg City and Mersch was completed on 22.04.2010. The tunnel is 1,850 m-long with 200 m ... More Information

Robbins EPB TBM launches at Xi'an

Robbins EPB TBM launches at Xi'anThe Xi'an Metro system will service the urban and suburban districts of Xi'an, the 3,100 years old capital of Shaanxi province, and part of Xianyang City. Six subway ... More Information

Lake Mead TBM arrives at site

Lake Mead TBM arrives at siteThe Southern Nevada Water Authority has unveiled the 6.36 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM that will mine a third 4.83 km-long raw-water intake at Lake Mead, the reservoir ... More Information

Fogtec fire suppression system for Channel Tunnel

Fogtec fire suppression system for Channel TunnelFogtec Brandschutz GmbH of Cologne will supply the know-how, engineering and equipment to the fire suppression project underway for Eurotunnel in the ... More Information

New Haggloader for small tunnels

New Haggloader for small tunnelsGIA will supply three of its compact Haggloader 7HR-B digging arm loaders to contractor Leighton-LNS JV for use on the HATS sewage conveyance system in Hong Kong. The ... More Information

NAT for Portland, Oregon

NAT for Portland, OregonNorth American Tunneling (NAT), the top underground construction show of the year for the Americas, takes place in Portland's Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel from June ... More Information

Normet presents advanced Spraymec

Normet presents advanced SpraymecNormet has introduced Spraymec 8100 VC, the most advanced model for concrete spraying in its Spraymec series. From one set-up the machine will spray concrete in a ... More Information

Working with Bekaert

Working with BekaertFor more than 40 years, Dramix® steel fibre from Bekaert has been reinforcing tunnel constructions all over the world. Continuous performance monitoring over that time has ... More Information

EPC Consulting at Expo 2010 in Shanghai

EPC Consulting Ltd, who handle worldwide sales of Globalchimica Srl products for mining and tunnelling on an exclusive basis, are participating at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Metro China 2010 and Tunnel ... More Information

Opportunity for Ile de France

French tunnelling society AFTES is running a colloquium in partnership with the regional council for social and economic development in Ile de France on 09.06.2010. Click for details. 17/10. More Information

Silberberg rail tunnel underway on Erfurt-Ebensfeld line

Silberberg rail tunnel underway on Erfurt-Ebensfeld lineConstruction of the 7.4 km-long, EUR220 million Silberberg rail tunnel at Moehrenbach, near Ilmenau in Thuringia, started on 08.04.2010. This, ... More Information

Blasting starts at south portal of Ceneri base tunnel

Blasting starts at south portal of Ceneri base tunnelExcavation of the first 300 m cut-and-cover at the south portal of the Ceneri base tunnel started at Vezia on 12.04.2010 using drill/blast, and ... More Information

Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnel

Final breakthrough in Terrassa rail tunnelOn 13.04.2010 the JV FCC, OHL & Copisa broke out the second 3.7 km-long tube of the 6.9 m-diameter Terrassa tunnel. The TBM-driven tunnel has eight ... More Information

Preliminary works start on crucial trans-Madrid rail tunnel

On 13.04.2010 excavation work began on an auxiliary exit in calle Espalter for the 6.9 km-long tunnel across Madrid between the Atocha and Chamartin stations to connect the lines of the national ... More Information

Somport tunnel refurbishment work approved

The Spanish Government has approved the EUR16,507,565 required for exploratory work for refurbishment in the Somport tunnel and its approaches. The 8.6 km-long tunnel straddles the Spain-France ... 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