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Bauma 2010 kicks off on time

Despite the virtual total shutdown of flights into and within Europe over the weekend, Bauma 2010 has started its trade fair programme as scheduled. Click for update. 16/10. More Information

Live Bids from tunnelbuilder

Whenever a bid appears at tunnelbuilder.com it is logged at Live Bids, together with its closing date. This presents an instant check for readers, who may click for more information on bids of ... More Information

New section of Hungarian motorway opens

Hungary's M6 north-south motorway between Szekszard and Boly opened to traffic on 01.04.2010 at the same time as the M60 motorway from Boly to Pecs. The 80 km section includes four bi-tube tunnels, ... More Information

Monte Tratturale excavation underway

On 01.03.2010 drill/blast excavation commenced at the 3.17 km-long Monte Tratturale tunnel on the San Severo-Apricena-Sannicandro Garganico railway section in Foggia province managed by Ferrovie del ... More Information

Meet IPS at Bauma

IPS Group - IPS Worldwide Tunnelling will be present at the Bauma 2010 Exhibition and invite you to visit us at Hall C3, booth 515. Bauma takes place in Munich, Germany from 19th - 25th of April, ... More Information

Clem Jones tunnel opens in Brisbane

The 4.8 km-long, twin two-lane Clem Jones tunnel, known as the North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT) while under construction, opened to traffic on 16.03.2010. The tunnel is the main feature of the 6.8 ... More Information

NAT conference for Portland, Oregon

With all exhibition space sold out, and a waiting list for late allocations, the North American Tunneling 2010 show in Portland, Oregon from 20th to 23rd June is a guaranteed commercial success. ... More Information

Normet acquires interest in TAM

Today, Normet Group announced the acquisition of 40% of TAM International and will begin to sell TAM construction chemicals to complement Normet concrete spraying equipment. Normet aims to become ... More Information

Herrenknecht EPB starts Sants-La Sagrera tunnel

The 11.5 m-diameter Herrenknecht TBM Barcino was launched from a shaft situated between Mallorca and Biscaia Calles on 26.03.2010. The 105 m-long, 2,300 t machine will drive 5.1 km of the 5.6 km ... More Information

Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel TBM ready

The double shield TBM manufactured and operated by SELI for the Maeda/CRGL/SELI jv has been assembled and will be soon pushed into the launching chamber in order to produce more room and to allow ... More Information

TBM for Kishanganga hydro

A new 6.1 m-diameter DBU TBM has been manufactured to drive the 14 km-long headrace tunnel from Kishanganga river to Wullar Lake for the Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir region ... More Information

Geofluid comes of age at Piacenza

Geofluid, the biannual international show specialised in subsoil fluid prospecting extraction and transport, geological and geophysical drilling, deep foundations, no-dig technology and construction ... More Information

Presenting Meyco Poca spray mobile

Meyco will show its new Poca spray mobile for small and medium size tunnels in Hall 3, stand 113 of the upcoming Bauma exhibition in Munich. This is part of a comprehensive presentation of Meyco ... More Information

Goldegg breakthrough in South Tirol

On 18.03.2010 the first 1.5 km road tunnel on SS 508 in Val Sarentino broke through. The tunnel, with two safety exits, is from Castel Roncolo to Goldegg quarry. Work started in the summer of 2008, ... More Information

First breakthrough in Terrassa railway tunnel

The first EPB TBM working on the twin-tube 3,150 m-long tunnel in the Rambla-Can Roca section of Terrassa tunnel, part of the project to extend Catalonian railway lines that the JV FCC, OHL & ... More Information

Fermacell fire-resistant boards protect tunnels

Over more than thirty years, Aestuver has developed into one of Germany's leading firms in the glass fibre reinforced lightweight concrete sector. Their Fermacell branded fire protection boards can ... More Information

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydro

Robbins TBM launched at Laotian hydroIn February 2010, contractor CMC di Ravenna launched the first TBM to work in Laos. The 7.6 m-diameter Robbins single shield TBM is excavating a 5.5 km-long ... More Information

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at Hallandsas

IPS Group aids Skanska-Vinci at HallandsasIPS Group and Skanska-Vinci joined forces in 2005 for the Hallandsas project, an extremely challenging undertaking, involving state of the art equipment and ... More Information

Blasting underway in Ceneri base tunnel

Blasting underway in Ceneri base tunnelThe first blast took place in the main lot of the Ceneri base tunnel on the 10.03.2010. The job was awarded to a consortium of Societa Italiana per Condotte ... More Information

Pando and Monte Lirio HEPPs ready to start

Pando and Monte Lirio HEPPs ready to startTunnel excavation by SELI SpA for the Pando and Monte Lirio hydroelectric power projects in Panama is expected to start in April, 2010 for completion in ... More Information

German HSR breakthroughs

German HSR breakthroughsThe 6,466 m-long western bore of the Bibra tunnel on the Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle high-speed railway broke through on 03.03.2010. It was excavated using drill/blast techniques by ... More Information

Thirre-Kalimash tunnel under reconstruction

Thirre-Kalimash tunnel under reconstructionBreakthrough of the bi-tube 5,475 m Thirre-Kalimash tunnel was achieved at end-May, 2009 as part of the Bechtel-Enka contract to build the 61 km four lane ... More Information

Breakthrough on A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway

Breakthrough on A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorwayThe EUR26 million Monaco tunnel, in Grimaldi municipality on the A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, holed through on 01.03.2010. The new tunnel ... More Information

Sydney metro plans stalled

Sydney metro plans stalledOn 21.02.2010 the Premier of New South Wales, Australia introduced the Metropolitan Transport Plan: Connecting the City of Cities. It includes a 25-year strategy for land ... More Information

Kolkata Metro East West corridor

Kolkata Metro East West corridorThe EUR754.4 million East West corridor of Kolkata Metro Rail Project is a medium capacity system covering approximately 15 km from IT hub Salt Lake Sector V to ... More Information

Robbins TBMs at Chongqing metro

Robbins TBMs at Chongqing metro Two 6.4 m-diameter Robbins Main Beam TBMs were launched in winter 2009-2010 beneath Chongqing, a Chinese mega-city of over 35 million people. The two machines are ... More Information

SYSTRA gains ISO 14001 certification

SYSTRA gains ISO 14001 certificationFrench-based international rail and urban transport engineering company SYSTRA has been awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification effective 10.02.2010 for all ... More Information

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at Turin

Intertunnel/Expoferroviaria at TurinThe Intertunnel-Expoferroviaria will take place in Turin at the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre June 8-10, 2010. For Intertunnel, more than 60 exhibitors from 11 ... More Information

Ile de France road tunnel refurbishment

Ile de France road tunnel refurbishmentRefurbishment works in the 1,357 m Landy road tunnel on the A1 in Ile de France will be completed by summer, 2012 as part of the programme to update 22 road ... More Information

Thirty Atlantic Axis excavations complete

Thirty Atlantic Axis excavations completeOn 25.02.2010 excavation of the 725 m-long, 110 sq m twin-track Ardilleiro tunnel was completed, including two cut/cover sections. Ardilleiro tunnel is on ... More Information

Tunnel Design & Construction Asia

Tunnel Design & Construction AsiaThe Tunnel Design & Construction Asia conference will bring together international industry experts to speak on the most relevant issues related to regional ... More Information

Ground consolidation at TBM passage in Girona

Ground consolidation at TBM passage in GironaInstallation of 178 sheet piles has been completed between Girona I tunnel and adjacent buildings to consolidate the structures before the Gerunda TBM ... More Information

Elche railway tunnel underway in Alicante

Elche railway tunnel underway in AlicanteOn 15.02.2010, excavation of the 1,288 m-long, 86 sq m twin-track Elche tunnel started on the El Carrús-Elche section of the Madrid-Castilla La ... More Information

Mammoth Genoa underground motorway agreed

Mammoth Genoa underground motorway agreed A memorandum of understanding was signed in Genoa on 08.02.2010 for the construction of a 23 km underground motorway, including the Gronda di Ponente and ... More Information

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First news from tunnelbuilder, daily!Only one tunnelling website on earth updates every day of the week, including weekends! Whenever there is important news for our readers, it is uploaded at ... More Information

Reboredo railway tunnel excavation completed

Reboredo railway tunnel excavation completedExcavation of the 790 m-long, 110 sq m twin-track Reboredo tunnel was completed, including two cut/cover sections. Reboredo tunnel is on the Silleda, ... 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