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Second Sangaldam breakthrough

Second Sangaldam breakthroughWork is progressing well on the Katra-Qazigund section of the Kashmir railway, with the second tunnel breaking through at Sangaldam in the Ramban district of the valley. ... More Information

iPS recruits for tunnel project in India

iPS recruits for tunnel project in IndiaIn February, 2011 India is to start work on a four-year drill/blast tunnel using NATM techniques. iPS is currently recruiting a Tunnel Superintendent and ... More Information

UK high speed railway route published

UK high speed railway route publishedThe proposed route for HS2 high speed railway from London to Birmingham has been revealed to the British parliament by the Minister for Transport. More, ... More Information

Marathon Robbins TBM completes Pinglu

Marathon Robbins TBM completes PingluOn 14.11.2010 a veteran Robbins Double Shield completed one of the world's longest single-drive TBM tunnels, the 25.4 km Pinglu section of the Yellow River water ... More Information

Adfil Construction Fibres - leading through innovation

Adfil Construction Fibres - leading through innovationSpanning four decades, ADFIL Construction Fibres has been manufacturing and marketing an extensive range of innovative construction fibres. The ... More Information

Enjoy your festive season, if you can!

Enjoy your festive season, if you can!As the northern hemisphere grinds through the coldest seasonal weather for 30 years, we are conscious that some of our readers will be stuck in places where ... More Information

Zueblin and VMT join forces

Zueblin and VMT join forcesEd. Zueblin of Stuttgart and VMT of Bruchsal, Germany have established a joint venture company ITC Engineering GmbH to market efficient software systems for process data ... More Information

Frejus safety tunnel fully underway

Frejus safety tunnel fully underwayOn 30.11.2010 construction commenced at the Italian end of the Frejus safety tunnel under a contract with the consortium Itinera SpA/Razel SAS/Mattioda Pierino ... More Information

Underground Construction for London

Underground Construction for LondonThe 2011 underground construction conference and exhibition will be held in Central London on 29-30th June. It takes place at a time of unprecedented tunnelling ... More Information

Big Crossrail contracts awarded

Big Crossrail contracts awardedToday, in London, Crossrail has awarded the first of nearly 30 major jobs, comprising EUR1.48 billion of construction contracts for the main project tunnel drives and ... More Information

Auckland Victoria Park breaks through

Auckland Victoria Park breaks throughJust a year after mobilizing, contracting consortium V-Formation led by Fletcher Construction has broken through on the Victoria Park tunnel that will carry ... More Information

Advertiser support at tunnelbuilder

Advertiser support at tunnelbuilderIn publishing, editors sometimes lose sight of who is paying their wages. The buck usually comes from the advertisers, and stops with the publishers, with the ... More Information

iPS - powerful people

iPS - powerful peopleiPS, for 22 years a renowned supplier of personnel to the tunnelling industry, has taken on a new look. The new website www.ipspersonnel.com is now fully integrated with a ... More Information

Rio Tinto invests in mechanized techniques

Rio Tinto invests in mechanized techniquesRio Tinto is investing EUR7.4 million in a new centre for underground mine construction based at CEMI in Sudbury, Canada. The partnership with CEMI provides ... More Information

Milan-Genoa Terzo Valico startup

Milan-Genoa Terzo Valico startupOn 18.11.2010 CIPE approved the start of Lot 1 construction work for the dei Giovi tunnel on the Milan-Genoa high-speed line and allocated EUR700 million to the ... More Information

EIA and design for Maddalena exploratory tunnel approved

EIA and design for Maddalena exploratory tunnel approved The environmental impact assessment for the Maddalena exploratory tunnel on the proposed Turin-Lyon high-speed railway was approved by the ... More Information

2011 China Tunnel Summit for Shanghai

2011 China Tunnel Summit for ShanghaiThe 5th China tunnel summit takes place March 3-4, 2011 in Shanghai, China. For more information contact Zoey Yao at Merisis, tel +86 21 62278218, e-mail ... More Information

Herrenknecht EPB passes Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Herrenknecht EPB passes Sagrada Familia in BarcelonaBy 20.10.2010, Herrenknecht EPB Barcino excavating at 34 m depth had completed 1,980 m of the Sants-La Sagrera tunnel for the ... More Information

Putzmeister solution at Malmo

Putzmeister solution at MalmoThe concrete trackbed in the twin-tube, 6 km-long Malmo city tunnel has to be installed without major vibration at a rate of 15-20 m/h. Maximum precision is required ... More Information

Suspected methane explosion at Pike River mine in New Zealand

Suspected methane explosion at Pike River mine in New ZealandThe entrance adit to Pike River coalmine is 2.3 km-long, 5.5 m-wide and 4.5 m-high. It was driven uphill near the top of the Paparoa ... More Information

Archidona tunnel excavation complete

Archidona tunnel excavation completeConstruction of the single bore, twin track Archidona tunnel on the Archidona-Arroyo de la Negra section of the Antequera-Granada high speed line was completed on ... More Information

Bauma China showcases the world's best

Bauma China showcases the world's bestTaking place this week at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Bauma China is the leading international trade fair in Asia for all sectors of the ... More Information

Brenner Base Aica-Mules pilot bore breaks through

Brenner Base Aica-Mules pilot bore breaks throughOn 03.11.2010, a 6.3 m-diameter double shield TBM completed excavation of the 10.5 km-long exploratory tunnel between Aica and Mules as part of the ... More Information

EU funding reduction for Turin-Lyon line

EU funding reduction for Turin-Lyon lineOn 27.10.2010 the European Commission published its mid-term review of 92 priority Trans-European Networks infrastructure projects, co-financed by the ... More Information

Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan M5 metro underway

Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan M5 metro underway Work starts on 14.11.2010 in Milan on the 6.7 km-long Garibaldi-San Siro section of the M5 metro line including 10 stations: Monumentale, ... More Information

ES Rubber Industries seeks more representation

ES Rubber Industries seeks more representation ES Rubber offers the tunnelling industry tailor-made gasket solutions adjusted to specific projects. Together with Dr Werner Grabe with more than 20 ... More Information

Atkins acquires Gimsing & Madsen

Atkins acquires Gimsing & MadsenTo boost Atkins' capability in bridge and tunnel design in Scandinavia, the group has acquired independent specialist consultancy Gimsing & Madsen. Atkins is ... More Information

Key executive appointment at Normet

Key executive appointment at NormetNormet Group now employs 540 professionals worldwide to sustain its EUR90 million turnover. The company develops, manufactures and markets underground equipment ... More Information

Sochi tunnel holes through

Sochi tunnel holes through On 12.10.2010, the top heading of the single-track 441 m Krasnaya Polyana tunnel no 4 holed through at km 37 of the Adler-Alpika Servis combined railway and motorway that ... More Information

tunnelbuilder.com - first news source for the tunnelling industry

tunnelbuilder.com - first news source for the tunnelling industryOnly one tunnelling website on earth updates every day of the week, including weekends! Whenever there is important news for our ... More Information

Veteran Robbins goes back to work in Faroe Islands

Veteran Robbins goes back to work in Faroe IslandsIn an era when the retirement age does nothing but increase, a 26 year-old Robbins main beam TBM keeps on proving the point. The 3.35 m-diameter ... More Information

Large tunnels rig from Atlas Copco

Large tunnels rig from Atlas CopcoThe Boomer XL3 D has been developed by Atlas Copco with a traditional direct control system, placing great emphasis on the interaction between operator and machine. ... More Information

Aker Wirth roadheader success in Brisbane

Aker Wirth roadheader success in BrisbaneFour Aker Wirth T3.20 heavy-duty roadheaders are at work on different sections of the Airport Link tunnel project in Brisbane, Australia. The machines weigh ... More Information

Robbins EPBs at Zhengzhou Metro

Robbins EPBs at Zhengzhou MetroA pair of Robbins 6.3 m-diameter EPBs will excavate parallel Zhengzhou Metro Line 1 tunnels for 3.6 km at shallow depths through four downtown stations between Kaixuan ... More Information

Scooptrams get ground engaging bucket

Scooptrams get ground engaging bucketAtlas Copco has announced its new GIII bucket for Scooptrams that will save loading time and reduce fuel consumption. When equipped with ground engaging tools, ... More Information

Piazzale Bologna Stretch of Rome B1 metro completed

Piazzale Bologna Stretch of Rome B1 metro completed The contract for the new metro B1 line was awarded to the JV Salini Costruttori - Tecnimont by the client, Roma Metropolitane. The JV awarded SELI ... 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


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